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
B-side
  • "If I Could Feel That Old Feeling Again"
  • "Make Believe Lovers" (alternate B-side)
Released May 17, 1979
Format
Genre Disco[1]
Length
  • 4:28 (album)
  • 3:30 (7" single)
Label Juana Records
Writer(s) Frederick Knight
Producer(s) Frederick Knight
Certification
Anita Ward singles chronology
"Ring My Bell"
(1979)
"Make Believe Lovers"
(1979)

"Ring My Bell" is a 1979 disco song written by Frederick Knight. The song 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, Anita Ward was asked to sing it instead, and it became her only major hit.[3]

Ward's single hit number one on the disco charts.[4] "Ring My Bell" went to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Soul Singles chart.[4] It also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.[5][6]

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]