Ring The Alarm

Album: B'day (2006)
Charted: 11
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  • This song is about a woman who is not happy with her man, but doesn't want to break up with him for fear that another girl will benefit from what she taught him, and it would make her extremely jealous if she sees another girl on his arm.
  • This is one of 4 tracks Swizz Beatz produced for B'Day. He also worked on Beyoncé's 2005 single "Check On It." >>
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    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for above 2
  • Beyoncé: "I didn't want to write some 'angry' song. Swizz's track had that tough vibe, like the guy had cheated, and I wanted to write something honest. If you're in a relationship, even if the man's cheating and you end up not wanting him, the thought of another woman benefiting from the lessons you taught him."
  • Inspired by the 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct, the music video was shot by "Deja Vu" director Sophie Muller in a hangar on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York City. Beyoncé worked with an acting coach for two months to recreate Sharon Stone's famous interrogation scene from the film. She told USA Today: "I treated the video for 'Ring the Alarm' like a movie scene. I was thinking, 'I've got to make my acting coach proud."
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Comments: 4

  • Kiwi from Riverdale, GaShe is wonderful I just loved it and Iwatch it all the time Nice

  • Wade from Katy, TxThis is the song that Beyonce was singing where she fell down the stairs.
  • Christal from Gera, Mii think that this song expresses what she wants in life and how pople are
  • Melanie from Milwaukee, WiI'm a beyonce fan at heart but her dance moves a little scary in this video. She ooks great but scary dance moves.
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