20 Songs About Freezing

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Written By Julia Mehalko

Julia is a music journalist with a passion for retro songs. She holds a degree in journalism from University of Nevada.

Songwriters often find themselves writing about freezing temperatures to better explain their feelings for state of mind — and we have the songs to prove it!

Below, we’ve listed 20 songs about freezing. These songs all have to do with freezing temperatures, winter, ice, or snow. Sometimes, these songs specifically talk about physical conditions, such as snow, that make people feel as if they’re freezing.

But not always! Other songs here will discuss freezing in a metaphorical way to help describe their emotions, especially when it comes to romantic relationships that have unfortunately come to an end!

Therefore, you’ll find lots of great songs here that talk about a variety of different things, yet always mention feeling cold or freezing!

1. “Cold As Ice” by Foreigner

In Foreigner’s 1977 hit song “Cold As Ice”, the band discusses ice when talking about a past lover. In this song, the singer explains that their ex is materialistic and has seemingly left him for another — or for better prospects.

As a result, he sings, “You’re as cold as ice / You’re willing to sacrifice our love”. This is a great example of musicians using freezing temperatures to describe their relationship — or those that they’re in love with or trying to get over!

2. “Zombie” by Natalia Kills

Natalia Kills released her 2011 song “Zombie” on her album Perfectionist. In this song, she sings about a romantic relationship that has a few issues. According to the singer, she’s in love with a “Zombie”, as the man she loves doesn’t show his feelings for her.

As a result, she’s left wondering if he even cares about her! She talks about how she’s freezing and cold because of him. However, she also does admit that she wants to be with him, even though he can be cold and zombielike to her.

3. “Map of Your Head” by Muse

Muse’s 2001 song “Map of Your Head” also discusses freezing temperatures! In this song, the band discusses how they’re sick and tired of dealing with mindless people who suck the soul and life out of them.

As a result, they’re left feeling empty and confused. This is where talk of feeling frozen comes into play. The band sings the lyrics, “I’m freezing, and losing my way”.

4. “Love in the Ice Age” by Pat Benatar

Now, let’s discuss Pat Benatar’s song “Love in the Ice Age”, which appears on her album Tropico! “Love in the Ice Age” is one of the best songs with cold in the lyrics! Throughout this song, Benatar talks about freezing temperatures and feeling cold in regard to her romantic relationship.

She feels that all the warmth and love has left her relationship. As a result, she sings, “I am freezing, no love in this ice age”.

5. “Song of the Evergreens” by Chicago

Chicago’s 1974 song “Song of the Evergreens” talks about freezing temperatures in winter! This song opens with the lines, “Listen to the briskly whistling winter evergreen / Whispering through the frozen morning light / And tell me what’s to come”.

This song is all about winter, snow, and ice. Chicago sings about these conditions outside, while also discussing how they’re inside with their loved ones, safe and warm. Finally, the song ends with the line, “I can hardly wait for the snow”.

6. “Snow” by Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney’s “Snow” is a classic winter and Christmas song that discusses freezing temperatures! As the title suggests, this song is all about snow. Clooney sings about how much she loves snow and winter throughout the entirety of this song.

She explains by singing the lyrics, “Where it’s snowing / All winter through / That’s where I want to be”.

7. “Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin

“Let It Snow!” is a classic song popular during the winter and Christmas holidays. Dean Martin’s version is perhaps one of the most popular! In this song, Martin sings about how the winter is full of snow and ice. However, he doesn’t mind this frightful weather and even encourages the snow!

8. “Feels Like Summer” by Al Green

Al Green’s song “Feels Like Summer”, which appears on his album The Belle Album, also talks about freezing! At the beginning of this song, Green talks about how it “Feels Like Summer”. However, he also says that it feels like snowfall.

Then, later in the song, he talks about how it feels like winter and freezing temperatures. Thus, he encourages the snow and ice, calling it wonderful!

9. “Snowman” by XTC

XTC released their song “Snowman” on the 1982 album English Settlement. This song opens with the lyrics, “It isn’t even winter but I’m freezing, freezing / This sort of feeling isn’t pleasing”.

XTC’s singer explains that the woman he loves has been building him up for years, as if he was a snowman. However, he is still freezing because of her icy behavior. He doesn’t know what to do, or how things can change, as she continues to treat him coldly!

10. “Winter Melody” by Donna Summer

In Donna Summer’s 1976 song “Winter Melody”, Summer discusses how a romantic relationship has ended. As a result, this has left her sad and heartbroken. So, she discusses winter and the cold to help better explain her emotions.

She sings, “Winter melody / Play for me, just for me / ’cause he’s not coming home and I’m here alone”.

11. “Snowman” by Sia

Sia released her song “Snowman” on her 2017 holiday album Everyday Is Christmas. In this song, Sia talks about falling in love with someone — someone she calls a “Snowman”. Throughout this song, she discusses winter, snow, and freezing temperatures, as a result.

She sings in the chorus, “I want you to know that I’m never leaving / ‘Cause I’m Mrs. Snow, ’til death we’ll be freezing / Yeah, you are my home, my home for all seasons”.

12. “Scream” by Misfits

Misfits’ 1999 song “Scream” is one of the best rock songs about freezing! In this song, which was inspired by the movie Scream, the band talks about freezing when one feels scared. Thus, they sing, “A chill runs up your spine / And crawls into your brain / The freezing touch of fear / It’s driving me insane”.

13. “Picture This” by Blondie

Blondie released their song “Picture This” on their 1978 album Parallel Lines. In this song, the band sings about wanting to see more — and remember more of someone they love. They want a picture in their wallet, a small token of remembrance, of this person.

By talking about how much they want more of this person, they also discuss freezing temperatures. In the chorus, they sing the lyrics, “Picture this, a day in December / Picture this, freezing cold weather”.

14. “Where You At” by Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson’s 2011 song “Where You At” discusses a romantic relationship that has fallen apart. Hudson sings about a man who said he would always be there for her. When times got rough, he would be there with his shoulder for her to cry on.

However, he lied — and Hudson says he was never there for her, prompting her to question where he is. Through discussing this heartbreak, she also talks about freezing. She sings, “And I stood there, in the freezing cold / And I waited for ya, but you never showed”.

15. “I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case

Neko Case released the song “I Wish I Was the Moon” on the 2002 album Blacklisted. In this song, Neko Case talks about how sad she has become. As a result, she begins to physically feel as cold as she feels on the inside, singing “Now I’ve freezing hands and bloodless veins / As numb as I’ve become”.

Even if she travels around, she will take this sadness with her. So, she ends up wishing she was the moon at night, so then she might take away some of the sadness and pain that she feels.

16. “Winter Wooskie” by Belle & Sebastian

“Winter Wooskie” by Belle & Sebastian also discusses freezing! The song opens up with the lines, “Who’s that girl? / She must be nearly freezing / Who’s that girl out there / All that snow makes it hard to see her”.

Belle & Sebastian sing about how they’ve fallen in love with this mystery girl in the winter. They don’t seem to know her, but they also can’t seem to stop thinking about her!

17. “Snowblind” by System of a Down

System of a Down’s 2002 song “Snowblind”, which is a cover of a Black Sabbath song, discusses freezing in relation to drug use. The band sings, “Something blowing in my head / Winter’s ice, it soon will spread / Death would freeze my very soul”.

18. “Heaven Beside You” by Alice In Chains

“Heaven Beside You” by Alice In Chains details a story about a romance that has ended because of infidelity. In this 1995 song, the band sings about the breakdown of this relationship, also mentioning freezing in the process.

They sing, “Like the coldest winter chill / Heaven beside you, hell within”.

19. “Drunk” by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s 2011 song “Drunk” also details a romantic relationship that breaks down. Sheeran knows the relationship between him and the woman he’s interested in will never be the same. However, that doesn’t mean he’s okay with it. To help with the pain, and to feel a little love, he seeks out alcohol.

He also mentions how he feels cold and as if he’s freezing when he’s not with her. He sings the lyrics, “But our house gets cold when you cut the heating / Without you to hold, I’ll be freezing”.

20. “Winter Wonderland” by Dean Martin

Finally, we have another holiday classic that also talks about freezing weather: “Winter Wonderland” by Dean Martin! This entire song is about a “Winter Wonderland”. There’s snow, there’s ice, and there are freezing temperatures!

However, Martin sings about how joyful this winter is. Plus, if things ever get too cold, he can just go inside and rest by the warm fire!