The Bells Playlist

10 Songs That Remind Me Of Parts In The Bells

Phil Ochs - The Bells

Michael Bublé - Silver Bells

Hear the sledges with the bells -

Silver bells!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Scott Bradlee (Piano Variations - Evolution of Popular Music)

While the stars that oversprinkle

All the heavens seem to twinkle

O Holy Night - Highest Voice Ever

In the icy air of night!

While the stars that oversprinkle

All the heavens seem to twinkle

With a crystalline delight;

Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells

From the bells, bells, bells, bells,

Bells, bells, bells -

From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues

Hear the mellow wedding bells -

Golden bells!

Frank Sinatra - Love & Marriage

What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!

Through the balmy air of night

How they ring out their delight!

Pentatonix - Carol of the Bells

From the molten-golden notes,

And all in tune,

What a liquid ditty floats

Katy Perry - Roar

Oh, the bells, bells, bells!

What a tale their terror tells

Of despair!

How they clang, and clash, and roar!

The Byrds - The Bells of Rhymney

Hear the tolling of the bells -

Iron bells!

What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!


To the throbbing of the bells,

Of the bells, bells, bells -

To the sobbing of the bells;


Stanza 1: The bells are tinkling and ringing. They are delighted and excited. Everything around them is happy.

Stanza 2: The bells are cheerful, happy, and celebrating a wedding. They are rhyming, chiming, and are continuously making beautiful music loudly.

Stanza 3: The bells are screaming, shrieking, and roaring. They are very scared and are making loud & confused noises. They are clashing together and are horrified. They are angry and danger is all around them.

Stanza 4: The bells are sorrowfully tolling and groaning. The people listening are ghouls and their hearts are stone. Sounds of praise come from the bells. The people's king dances and yells to the sounds of the bells.


In this poem's case, the suspense isn't necessarily built up by leading you up to something. It's found more through exclamation points, dramatic vocabulary, rhythm, repetition, onomatopoeias, and alliteration. An example of this is, "They can only shriek, shriek, out of tune, in a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire, in a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire, leaping higher, higher, higher, with a desperate desire, and a resolute endeavor now - now sit or never, by the pale-faced moon." Another example would be, "Of the bells, of the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells - in the clamor and the clangor of the bells!" It gives the poem a sort of urgent feeling to it, it makes you want to read it.