Whispering Bells (song)

"Whispering Bells" is a song performed by The Del-Vikings (a.k.a. the Dell-Vikings).[1] It reached #5 on the U.S. R&B chart and #9 on the U.S. pop chart in 1957.[2] Kripp Johnson was the lead vocalist on this recording.[1] Clarence E. Quick, who was the bass vocalist in the group, wrote the song.

"Whispering Bells"
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Single by The Del-Vikings
B-side"Don't Be a Fool"
ReleasedMay 27, 1957 (1957-05-27)
LabelFee Bee • Dot
Songwriter(s)Fred Lowry, Clarence Quick
The Del-Vikings singles chronology
"Come Go with Me"
"Whispering Bells"
"I'm Spinning"

The song ranked #49 on Billboard's Year-End top 50 singles of 1957.[3]

Other versionsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

  • The Del-Vikings' version of "Whispering Bells" was featured in the 1986 film Stand by Me[6] and was included in the film's soundtrack.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Whispering Bells - Dell-Vikings Classic 1957 Hit song with Cool Video". www.all-about-vinylrecords.com.
  2. ^ "The Del-Vikings, "Whispering Bells" Chart Positions". Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "1957's Best Selling Records" Billboard December 23, 1957: 20
  4. ^ "The Mighty Echoes, A Cappella Cool". Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jesse Winchester, A Reasonable Amount of Trouble". Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Del Vikings - Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Stand by Me - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.