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

"Ring My Bell" is 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"
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Single by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
from the album Homebase
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1991
Format12", CD, Cassette
Recorded1991
GenreHip hop, R&B, Hip house, Post-disco, Dance-pop, New jack swing
Length4:44
Label
Songwriter(s)Fredrick Knight, Will Smith, Jeffery Townes
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince singles chronology
"Summertime"
(1991)
"Ring My Bell"
(1991)
"The Things That U Do"
(1992)

"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 listingEdit

A-SideEdit

  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

B-SideEdit

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

ChartsEdit

Chart (1991–1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 58
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 53
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 22

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dj-jazzy-jeff-the-fresh-prince-mn0000948022/awards
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Ring My Bell". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Swisscharts.com – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Ring My Bell". Swiss Singles Chart.
  5. ^ "Official Charts > Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Ring My Bell". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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