Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Even after all these years, I still can’t that song out of my head, and I don’t want to, for now I’m doing Ring My Bell Anita Ward, so how can I pass up a chance to let you know more about the singer as well.

Anita Ward (born December 20, 1956) is an American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million selling chart-topper “Ring My Bell”.

Anita Ward

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Background Information


December 20, 1956(age 63) Memphis, Tennessee, US


Disco, R&B


Singer, musician



Years Active

1979 Present.



Associated Acts

Frederick Knight.


Prior to signing a recording contract, Ward obtained a degree in psychology from Rust College in Holly SpringsMississippi, and had actually come to be schoolteacher. While recording her debut album, record label owner Frederick Knight presented her with a song he had actually written the previous year for Stacy Lattisaw. Ward did not like the song, however Knight urged that a dance track was needed to capitalize on the current disco trend, as well as Ward relented. The song, which was originally a juvenile-targeted song regarding teenagers talking on the telephone, was rewritten with more adult lyricsand also the result was the single Ring My Bell. The single reached number one in the USA, the UK, and Canada in 1979. Ring My Bell has actually been remixed as well as released several times sinceits original release. After the huge success of Ring My Bell, Make Believe Lovers, which was the b-side on most 12 singles for Ring My Bell, was released, however it failed to chart.
Ward released a second album that  very same year; it prevailed in the 1970s to release albums several months apart. The album, entitled Sweet Surrenderincluded the minor hit Don’t Drop My Love, which peaked at # 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The albumsimilar to Songs of Love, was disco-infused. A third disco album was in the works as a result of contractual concerns between Knight and also Ward, however was canceled after three songs had been recorded. These songs were later included on low-budget compilations including Anita Ward‘s very first album Songs of Love. These disagreements with Frederick Knight, a severe car accident Ward later was in, and the fading appeal of disco music halted Ward‘s career, as well as she became regarded as a one-hit wonder, the fate she originally feared.

Several years later, Ward recorded another album, 1989‘s Wherever There‘s Love. The album was recorded in the USA, however was only released internationally as it had no US distributor. The album was a departure from Ward‘s disco past, however still had mostly fast-tempo ’80s pop songs, along with two ballads. It generated one single Be My Baby, which was released in Australia, however it did not chart there. After both the album and also single Be My Baby failed to chart, Ward took one more hiatus from the music industry, concentrating on her family and her daughter that was birthed shortly after the release of Wherever There‘s Love.

On New Year‘s Eve 2002 Ward performed Ring My Bell in New York City‘s Times Square before a crowd of revelers as part of the city‘s official celebration. On New Year‘s Eve 2005 she performed on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, singing Ring My Bell as well as several other disco songs.

Ward has actually also appeared in Zagreb, Croatia on January 4, 2006, the night prior to the FIS World Cupslalom race on nearby Sljeme, with a few other groups and also singers from disco era; (Nile Rodgers and ChicVillage People, Thelma Houston and Rose Royce).

In early 2011, it was announced that Ward was back in the studio working on a brand new album entitled It‘s My Night. The first single, also entitled It‘s My Nigh” was released to iTunes on May 20, 2011. The single is produced by producer Gilflo.



Year Album                              Record label.

1979 Songs of Love                 Juana Records.

1979 Sweet Surrender            Juana Records.

1989 Wherever There‘s Love Virgin Records.


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