Beyonce releases "Ring the Alarm" single

"Ring the Alarm" is an R&B–hip hop soul song written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, and Sean Garrett for Beyoncé's second solo album, B'Day (2006). The lyrics speak about a threatened woman with her cheating man.

It is noted for its aggressive tone, compared to other tracks in the album.

"Ring the Alarm" was released as the second single to mixed reception. The single debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Beyoncé's highest US début of her entire musical career. It reached number 11 on the Hot 100, becoming her first solo single to miss the top 10, and was B'Day's second lowest charting U.S.-released single, after "Get Me Bodied" peaked at number 68. The song was nominated at the 49th Grammy Awards. The single's music video is inspired by the 1992 film Basic Instinct.