Ring a Bell

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"Ring a Bell / Kane o Narashite"
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"Ring a Bell" digital download cover
Single by Bonnie Pink
from the album One
B-side "Pump It Up!"
Released April 16, 2008 (2008-04-16)
Format CD Single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Length 4:07
Label Warner Music Japan
Writer(s) Bonnie Pink
Producer(s) Bonnie Pink, Burning Chicken
Bonnie Pink singles chronology
"Water Me"
(2007)
"Ring a Bell"
"Kane o Narashite"
(2008)
"Joy"
"Happy Ending"
(2009)
Japanese version cover

"Ring a Bell" is a song by Japanese musician Bonnie Pink. Initially released in English as a digital single on April 16, 2008, the song was re-released in Japanese as a full-length single, retitled "Kane o Narashite" (鐘を鳴らして?), on August 6, 2008. The song was used as the theme song for the Namco game Tales of Vesperia, with the English version of the song used for the game's overseas release.

The song was one of Bonnie Pink's most commercially successful singles, with the Japanese-language version selling over 250,000 digital downloads in Japan, becoming Platinum certified by the RIAJ.[1]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[edit]

  1. Ring a Bell - 4:07

Physical single[edit]

  1. Kane o Narashite – 4:07
  2. Pump it Up! – 4:05
  3. A Perfect Sky (Björn Remix) – 3:31
  4. Kane wo Narashite (Instrumental) (鐘を鳴らして Ring a Bell?) – 4:09
  5. Pump it Up! (Instrumental) – 4:05

Chart rankings[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Japan Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[2] 17
Japan Billboard Japan Hot 100[3] 3
Japan Oricon weekly singles[4] 9

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[5] 33,000
RIAJ digital certification[1] Platinum (250,000+)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributing Label Catalogue codes
Japan April 16, 2008 (2008-04-16) Digital download ("Ring a Bell") Warner Music Japan
August 6, 2008 (2008-08-06)[4] Digital download, CD single, rental single ("Kane o Narashite") WPZL-30098/9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定" [Record Association Investigation: January Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard (in Japanese). August 27, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). August 13, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b 鐘を鳴らして (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon. Retrieved December 11, 2014. (subscription required (help)).