Ring My Bell

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This article is about the song by Anita Ward. For other uses, see Ring My Bell (disambiguation).
"Ring My Bell"
Single by Anita Ward
from the album Songs of Love
A-side "Ring My Bell"
B-side "If I Could Feel That Old Feeling Again"
"Make Believe Lovers" (alternate B-side)
Released May 17, 1979
Format 7-inch single, 12-inch single
Genre Disco[1]
Length 4:28 (album)
3:30 (7" single)
Label Juana Records
Writer(s) Frederick Knight
Producer(s) Frederick Knight
Certification Gold (BPI)
Platinum (CRIA)
Anita Ward singles chronology
"Ring My Bell"
(1979)
"Don't Drop My Love"
(1979)

"Ring My Bell" is a 1979 disco song by Anita Ward. It was originally written for then eleven-year-old Stacy Lattisaw, as a teenybopper song about kids talking on the telephone.[2] When Lattisaw signed with a different label, Ward was asked to sing it instead, and it became her only major hit.[3]

The song hit number one on the disco charts.[4] "Ring My Bell" went to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Soul Singles chart.[4] It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

"Ring My Bell" has been covered by many artists since its original release, including DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Ann Lee, Tori Amos, Dynamic Duo, Collette, Saïan Supa Crew, INOJ, Pato Fu, Joey Boy, Sxip Shirey, and Princess X (a modern interpretation under the title "Gimme All (Ring My Bell)"). It has also been remixed many times.

Instrumentation[edit]

The song is characterized by the sound of chimes and of the Synare electronic drum playing a decaying high-pitched tom tone.

Chart performance[edit]