Frozen (6:12)

Cover of Ray of Light

From Ray of Light and 39 other releases

“Frozen” is a pop song by American singer Madonna from her 1998 album Ray of Light, written and produced by Madonna, Patrick Leonard and William Orbit. The song was released as the first single in February 1998.

“Frozen” was a radical change for Madonna. The darker electronic undertones, eastern strings arranged by Craig Armstrong, a touch of Middle Eastern percussion in the opening and her new vocal range were all previously unexplored territory for Madonna. However, the song was a huge success and is praised as being one of her best songs. Its success worldwide also marks it as one of Madonna’s biggest hits ever. Madonna has said that the lyric is about “an emotionally frozen girl.” The song was mainly composed in F minor.

“Frozen” also marked the beginning of a series of remixes which were done during the Ray of Light era. Madonna had been working with Victor Calderone since “Secret”, who went on to remix most of her follow-up singles. The remix done by the Stereo MCs was used by Madonna on her 2001 Drowned World Tour. Madonna also performed “Frozen” on her 2004 Re-Invention Tour, using a slightly edited version that is very similar to the original song, and on the 2009 leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour, where it sampled musical elements from Calvin Harris’s song “I’m Not Alone” and lyrics from her own song “Open Your Heart”.

In 2003, Madonna fans were asked to vote for their Top 20 Madonna singles of all-time by Q magazine. “Frozen” was allocated the #10 spot.

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  • pannaMINERALNA

    Excellence!

    20 Jul 11:07pm Reply
  • israelicowboy

    Not a big fan of Ray of Light but this song is really good

    11 Jul 8:48pm Reply
  • enxe3

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [10]

    11 Jul 2:45pm Reply
  • hf1809

    frozen it classic

    10 Jul 5:15pm Reply
  • DouglasCostaAx

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [7]

    19 Jun 9:25pm Reply
  • Ateiluj1

    You only see what your eyes want to see.

    18 Jun 7:41pm Reply
  • MDNAforEver

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [8]

    9 Jun 6:52pm Reply
  • IntoTheGrove_

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [7]

    2 Jun 9:18pm Reply
  • junmoraex

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [6]

    2 Jun 4:28pm Reply
  • laserbeanz

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [5]

    17 May 5:01am Reply
  • DziubDziub1

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [4]

    12 May 9:34pm Reply
  • RoryConnell

    Among her ultimate best.

    12 May 8:32pm Reply
  • Phreakerz

    One of my all-time favorite songs, still

    4 May 12:35am Reply
  • M-a-Mahi

    Lovely!

    23 Apr 7:28pm Reply
  • WLDB

    I don't think Ive heard this song since before 2000. I remember the video. Over 15 years ago. Wow.

    23 Apr 6:36am Reply
  • moonbaby9307

    This song would change a lot of people's mind about Madonna, if they would listen....

    19 Apr 8:15pm Reply
  • iamneto

    Viajo ouvindo essa música no fone de ouvido, incrivel

    27 Mar 7:39pm Reply
  • nlsoundwave

    Always loved the music video to this.

    10 Mar 3:08am Reply
  • yukiseu

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [3] She could do more music like Frozen. [6] If I lose you, my heart will be broken... [2] MASTERPIECE [2] ♥ [2]

    6 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • enxe3

    Her best song followed closely by Like a Prayer imo

    10 Feb 2:40pm Reply
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