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"|
|Single by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince|
|from the album Homebase|
|Released||September 13, 1991|
|Format||12", CD, Cassette|
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B, Hip house, Post-disco, Dance-pop, New jack swing|
|Songwriter(s)||Fredrick Knight, Will Smith, Jeffery Townes|
|DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince singles chronology|
"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.
Single track listingEdit
- "Ring My Bell" (Mr. Lee's 12" Mix) - 5:27
- "Ring My Bell" (Hula And Fingers Club Mix) - 5:56
- "Ring My Bell" (DJ Jazzy Jeff's Street Mix) - 5:00
- "Ring My Bell" (Instravibe) - 5:56
- "Ring My Bell" (DJ Jazzy Jeff's Street Instrumental) - 5:00
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||11|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||29|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||53|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||22|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- "Swisscharts.com – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Ring My Bell". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Official Charts > Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
- "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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