Released in 1987, the soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing remains one of the best-selling music companions to a film. The Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes collaboration “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” remains one of the collection’s biggest hits, used in spoofs, commercials and frequently played on radio 23 years later. Now, Los Angeles, California Hip Hop-turned-Pop group The Black Eyed Peas has announced that they’ve updated the song on their new album, The Beginning, released today.
Additionally, the cast of hit FOX TV show Glee will cover the same song tonight’s episode. There is yet to be word whether the show, which recently covered Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” will do the B.E.P. version.
One of the song’s writers, Frankie Previte noted the resurgence with the following statement, “Talk about being blessed. When I wrote ‘Time of My Life’ I never expected anything like this 23 years later. But the song has new legs and it’s running again — maybe even faster than the first time. The next generation has spoken and I love it. Thanks to all.”
The Beginning is in stores today.