"Ring My Bell" was the second single released from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's fourth studio album, Homebase. The song sampled and shared the same name as Anita Ward's 1979 hit, "Ring My Bell", though the original lyrics were replaced by those written by the Fresh Prince (Will Smith). Nevertheless, The songs original writer, Fredrick Knight was sole writer who received writing credits. The song appears on Smith's series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the closing credits from "The Mother of All Battles" off the season 2 episode.
"Ring My Bell" was the follow-up to the duo's smash hit, "Summertime", which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though not as successful as "Summertime", "Ring My Bell" also became a top-40 hit, peaking at No. 20 on the Hot 100 and receiving a gold certification from the RIAA on November 26, 1991 for sales of 500,000 copies.