(I've Had) The Time of My Life

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"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
Single by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
from the album Dirty Dancing (soundtrack)
B-side "Love Is Strange"
by Mickey & Sylvia
Released September 1987
Format 7" single, 12" maxi,
cassette, CD single
Genre Soft rock, pop rock
Length 4:47 [LP & Single Version]
6:46 [Extended]
Label RCA
Writer(s) Franke Previte,
John DeNicola,
Donald Markowitz
Producer Michael Lloyd

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a duet by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. It was written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. The song was on the soundtrack of the 1987 movie, Dirty Dancing. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1987 for one week. It also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart for fourt weeks.[1] In the United Kingdom, it reached number six. In January 1991, after the movie was released on television in the UK, it reached number eight.[2]

The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1987. It also won the Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Also in 1988, the song won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song.

Cover versions[change | change source]

Track listings[change | change source]

7" single
  1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (4:47)
  2. "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia (2:52)
12" maxi and CD single
  1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (6:46)
  2. "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins (2:59)
  3. "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia (2:53)
  4. "Overload" by Zappacosta (3:39)
Cassette
  1. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (4:47)
  2. "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins (2:59)
  3. "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia (2:53)
  4. "Overload" by Zappacosta (3:39)

Charts and sales[change | change source]

Peak positions[change | change source]

Chart (1987–1988) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[5] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[5] 3
Canadian Singles Chart[6] 2
Dutch Top 40[7] 1
German Singles Chart [8] 5
Irish Singles Chart[9] 5
Spain (AFYVE)[10] 5
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 12
Swiss Singles Chart[5] 5
UK Singles Chart[11] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[12] 1
Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[13] 8
Chart (1991) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[9] 17
Chart (1992) Peak
position
French SNEP Singles Chart[5] 5
Chart (1993) Peak
position
French SNEP Singles Chart[5] 48

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1988) Position
Australian Singles Chart[14] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[15] 28
Dutch Top 40[16] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Australia[17] Gold 1987 35,000
Canada[18] Gold January 12, 1988 50,000
Netherlands[19] Platinum 1988 60,000
U.S.[20] Gold February 24, 1989 500,000

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 167.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 359. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. Best of Mundart and Duets, track listings and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved July 25, 2008)
  4. Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga--I've had the time of my life Cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRABcfKRnLQ&feature=related
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  6. "Canadian Singles Chart from Nanda Lwin; Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide (2000)"
  7. "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 3, 1988". Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080120160334/http://www.radio538.nl/web/show/id=44685/chartid=5811. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  8. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/title/Bill+Medley+And+Jennifer+Warnes/%28I%2527ve+Had%29+The+Time+Of+My+Life/single. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  10. Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  11. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Billboard charts. Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 8, 2008.
  13. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (1990 issue), UK Singles Chart. Chartstats.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  14. 1988 Australian Singles Chart. aria.com. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
  15. 1988 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
  16. "Single top 100 over 1988" (in Dutch) (PDF). Top40. http://www.top40.nl/pdf/Top%20100/top%20100%20-%201988.pdf. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  17. [1]. cria.ca. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  18. Canada certifications. cria.ca. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
  19. Dutch certifications. nvpi.nl. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  20. U.S. certifications. riaa.com. Retrieved July 25, 2008.