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IVE HAD, THE TIME OF MY LIFE

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: BILL MEDLEY AND JENNIFER WARNES
 
 
Song Author: Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz
 
 
Year Recorded: 1987
 
SONG PROFILE
 
(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 July 3 1987
Format 7" single, 12" maxi,
cassette, CD single
Genre Soft rock, New Wave
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 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, after having been selected to be the finale song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, by choreographer Kenny Ortega and his assistant Miranda Garrison (who also played Vivian in the film).

In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1987 for one week and also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary for four weeks.

In the United Kingdom the song had two chart outings: in November 1987, after the film's initial release, the song peaked at #6; in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, the song reached #8.

[edit] AwardsAcademy Award for Best Original Song, 1987
Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, 1988
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, 1988.