Introduction – The History of the Song “Hollywood from Put a Ring on It”

This song is originally sung by a Jamaican musician, named Toots Hibbert. He felt like he needed to get these words off his chest and he knew this song would be the right outlet. Toots Hibbert is a singer, songwriter and producer from Kingston, Jamaica. In 1962 he founded the vocal harmony group “The Maytals”. This group has been part of Jamaican music history since that day with hits like “Pressure Drop” and “54-46 That’s My Number”. After The Maytals, Hibbert went on to solo work and has sold more than twenty million records.
Hollywood – It is a district of Los Angelas. Which is known for its glamour, fame and money.
Put A Ring On It – Its slang for ‘to commit’, mainly meaning marriage. This song is about a man who is fed up looking at the same old girl every day hoping to marry her and not being able to do that because she will not make up her mind. He keeps telling her to “put a ring on it” but she won’t do it. The song is sung from his point of view, in the sense that he is trying to get her attention and tell her how he feels but she doesn’t seem to be interested in him.
Hollywood – Its a district of Los Angelas, which is known for its glamour fame and money.

hollywood from put a ring on it
hollywood from put a ring on it

The Origins of the Phrase “Put a Ring On It”

This phrase shows the real meaning behind the song. It is a phrase used when telling someone to commit. In this case, Toots Hibbert is telling us that he wants to marry a Jamaican girl, but she has another man who she likes more than him. Toots Hibbert does’nt want to do this but he says he “put a ring on it” so that he will be able to get her.
Original Evidence for the Meaning of “Put a Ring On It”
The phrase “put a ring on it” apparently has several origins. The first date for this use of the phrase is found in an 1885 issue of McClure’s Magazine. A man named J. R. Lord was talking to Toots Hibbert, who was visiting from Jamaica in New York City and trying to convince him to marry his fiancée, whom he loved as well. The conversation between the two men can be found in the journal “Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 37” in an article entitled, “Toots and Me: The Making of ‘The Harder They Come.'” In this article, Lord says to Hibbert,
“I want you to marry my daughter. Just put a ring on it.”

hollywood from put a ring on it
hollywood from put a ring on it

Who Sang This Popular Slang Version Of The Love Song?

Kelly Rowland is an artist and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a former member of Destiny’s Child, but she has also been a very successful solo artist. In the year 2010 she sang the popular slang version of “Hollywood From Put A Ring On It”. This version has sold a lot of copies in the United States and also internationally. It is a slang version of the original song titled “Hollywood From Love…N. Himes”. It was written by R. Kelly and released in 2005.
Don’t look now but here I come
I can’t wait to put a ring on it
I’m sorry I took so long, but I don’t wanna waste no more time
I wanna tell the world you are the one, oh yeah.
Hollywood from put a ring on it
Hollywood from love, N. Himes
Why you no call me? I’m looking for you now
Don’t tell me there is nowhere else to go
I got the message on my cell, but that don’t mean nothing to me now.

hollywood from put a ring on it
hollywood from put a ring on it

An Overview of Tin Pan Alley and How They Got Their Names

The Tin Pan Alley was a location outside of New York City that became a place where songwriters wrote popular tunes. The audio recording studios, which were called “tape-rentals” were located there also, and they would rent out all the music being recorded, one at a time. This was a great place for people to come together and make popular music. The first use of the word “tin pan” was in 1845, but not until 1899 did it become a name for music. The name of Tin Pan Alley is based on the sound made by pianos and other instruments being played loudly, which was common at the time.

hollywood from put a ring on it
hollywood from put a ring on it

History of Tin Pan Alley and How they Got Their Names – Who were some of these early writers? Who were their most famous songs? Why didn’t they get credit for this groundbreaking work? What happened to them later in life?

One of the first people to work in this area was Harry Von Tilzer, who wrote a lot of songs with lyrics like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Oh By Jingo”, which became very popular. He even started his own company called “Von Tilzer Music Publishers”. Other writers like: James Kendis, James Brockman, Vincent Rose and many more were working there at the same time. They wrote most of their songs there at the Tin Pan Alley. The best songs were usually written by these people and became popular hits for musicians. After in general a recorded version of the song by popular musicians (such as: artist, orchestra, chorus) was not present.
The Tin Pan Alley was a place where people who wanted to be songwriters and be involved in the music industry used to go to. It was located in New York City and started in the 1870s. The name Tin Pan Alley came from all the noise that musicians used to play when they were writing songs inside their offices or in areas nearby for inspiration. If a musician wanted to go to Tin Pan Alley, they would need some information about it first. There were many people who wanted to be songwriters there, so the competition was high. Tin Pan Alley was known as one of the most important and influential places in American History.

hollywood from put a ring on it
hollywood from put a ring on it