UK weather: The highest-charting 'cold', 'frozen', 'ice' and 'snow' songs

As temperatures plummet in the UK, we reveal the chilliest hits on the chart.

As the UK faces more heavy snow and icy conditions this week, we've compiled the UK's chilliest hits - the highest-charting songs with 'cold', 'frozen', 'ice' and 'snow' in the title - and it makes for one seriously brisk playlist. 

Just three 'cold' songs have gone all the way to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart: Vanilla's Ice's cool-as-a-cucumber Ice Ice Baby in 1990, Madonna's icy ballad Frozen in 1998, and most recently, crisp midtempo banger Cold Water by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MO.

Other notable entries are Girls Aloud's supremely chilly Life Got Cold from 2003, hip-hop classic Cold As Ice by rap duo M.O.P, and two entries for winter warmer classic Baby, It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones's cover with Cerys Matthews was a Top 20 hit in 1999, while Idina Menzel's rendition with Michael Buble snuck into the Top 40 in 2014.

The highest-charting 'cold', 'frozen', 'ice' and 'snow' songs on the Official Singles Chart

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TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
FROZEN MADONNA 1 1998
COLD WATER MAJOR LAZER FT JUSTIN BIEBER, MO 1 2016
ICE ICE BABY VANILLA ICE 1 1990
LIFE GOT COLD GIRLS ALOUD 3 2003
HOT N COLD KATY PERRY 4 2008
COLD AS ICE M.O.P 4 2001
SNOW COACH RUSS CONWAY 7 1959
SO COLD THE NIGHT THE COMMUNARDS 8 1986
ICE IN THE SUN STATUS QUO 8 1968
FROZEN ORANGE JUICE PETER SARSTEDT 10 1969
SKIING IN THE SNOW WIGAN'S OVATION 12 1959
ICE BOX OMARION 14 2007
COLD TURKEY PLASTIC ONO BAND 14 1969
COLD ROCK A PARTY MC LYTE 15 1997
SNOW (HEY HO) RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 16 2006
STONE COLD SOBER PALOMA FAITH 17 2009
COLD, COLD HEART MIDGE URE 17 1991
BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE TOM JONES FT CERYS 17 1999
COLD SHOULDER ADELE 18 2008
COLD COLD HEART WET WET WET 20 1994
FINGERS & THUMBS (COLD SUMMER'S DAY) ERASURE 20 1995
COLD STORMZY 21 2017
SNOW JJ72 21 2001
COLD MAROON 5 FT FUTURE 24 2017
COLD DAY IN HELL GARY MOORE 24 1992
COLD AS ICE FOREIGNER 24 1978
COLD ANNIE LENNOX 26 1992
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN KRISTEN BELL/AGATHA LEE MONN 26 2014
COLD SWEAT THIN LIZZY 27 1983
SHE'S SO COLD ROLLING STONES 33 1980
COLD HARD BITCH JET 34 2004
LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW DEAN MARTIN 37 1959
BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE IDINA MENZEL FT MICHAEL BUBLE 39 2014

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