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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  • 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
  • bercer

    great old song, rock on"

    5 Feb 11:27pm Reply
  • enxe3


    5 Feb 7:35pm Reply
  • BrunoFernandoq

    If I lose you, my heart will be broken...

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hf1809


    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    Madonna my all time singing bitch wonder...

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • The_Scientist89

    This song is the definition of epic. Hands down her best song. [2]

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Devildom

    She could do more music like Frozen. [5] yep

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shorty5

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

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MyDay_Dream

    She could do more music like Frozen. [2] the best thing she ever made ..

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Harkonnenka

    Beautiful, almost ethereal.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Jonnyplops

    They just released a movie based on this shitty song.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Helik7

    Her best song :)

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wsujc

    She could do more music like Frozen.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • hf1809

    that is good this song

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • achromes

    that is actually good

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Emmalewis11

    Madonna’s Morticia Addams meets Edgar Alan Poe image for Frozen not only introduced us to a darker, more mature Madonna, but also made henna tattoos culturally relevant.

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
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