Cold (Crossfade song)

"Cold" is the first single released in March 2004 by the rock band Crossfade. It was the lead single released from their debut full-length self-titled album Crossfade in April 2004. It fared exceptionally well on rock charts worldwide and is their highest chart appearance, reaching number 81 on the U.S. Hot 100, number three on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks, and number two on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, as well as reaching number 48 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured in the video game MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005. It was released as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz on November 20, 2012.

Single by Crossfade
from the album Crossfade
ReleasedMarch 30, 2004
GenrePost-grunge, Alternative metal
Songwriter(s)Ed Sloan
Crossfade singles chronology
"So Far Away"

Music videoEdit

The video was directed by Martin Weisz. It features the band playing in a dark room of a house. A woman (Beau Garrett) walks in the house, standing and admiring the band performing for a while. She then walks up to Ed Sloan, but he continues to play and ignores her. She then walks into his room, falls on his bed, and finds a guitar under his sheets--a possible reference that he played music before the loved person in question. She proceeds to pack some items into a bag and walks back to where the band is playing, towards Sloan.

The woman stands there for a while, then she goes back into the bathroom, with Sloan right behind her. She picks up a picture of the two of them and throws it into the toilet, symbolizing the end of the relationship. She takes a toothbrush and then walks through Sloan, who becomes transparent--making a reference to how he was never really there for her. She goes out of the bathroom, to the door, and stops to look back at the band playing. Sloan looks at her, then looks away. She then leaves the house, presumably for good.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 47
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)[2] 48
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 81
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs[3] 23
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs[3] 2
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 3


  1. ^ Swedish peak
  2. ^ "Cold By: Crossfade". RockVF. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Chart listing for "Cold"". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2010.

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