Song of the Day: Anita Ward, “Ring My Bell”

R&B and disco singer Anita Ward was born on this day in either 1956 or 1957. Before signing a recording contract, she was a schoolteacher. According to Wikipedia, “‘Ring My Bellis a 1979 disco song written by Frederick Knight. The song was originally written for then eleven-year-old Stacy Lattisaw, as a teenybopper song about kids talking on the telephone. When Lattisaw signed with a different label, American singer and musician Anita Ward was asked to sing it instead, and it became her only major hit.” The song reached #1 on the Hot 100, R&B and Dance charts, #1 in the UK, and #3 in Australia.

15 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Anita Ward, “Ring My Bell”

  1. Great minds, LOL… I did a piece on Anita to note her birthday too. One of the better disco hits I think, and seems like she’s got a good attitude about it being all most remember her for.

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