Ring My Bell (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince song)

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"Ring My Bell"
Single by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
from the album Homebase
Released September 13, 1991
Format 12", CD, Cassette
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:44
Label Jive
Writer(s) Fredrick Knight, Will Smith, Jeffery Townes
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince chronology
"Ring My Bell"
"The Things That U Do"

"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.[1]

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Ring My Bell" (Mr. Lee's 12" Mix) - 5:27
  2. "Ring My Bell" (Hula And Fingers Club Mix) - 5:56
  3. "Ring My Bell" (DJ Jazzy Jeff's Street Mix) - 5:00


  1. "Ring My Bell" (Instravibe) - 5:56
  2. "Ring My Bell" (DJ Jazzy Jeff's Street Instrumental) - 5:00


Chart (1991) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 29
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 53
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 22


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