the title of pitbull & ne-yo‘s hit of a couple years ago, time of our lives, is a common theme in popular music
the idea of the video is that though they are famous and wealthy (rich) today, both pitbull and ne-yo lived through tough times (hard, difficult) when they were everyday guys who didn’t have money. despite their lack of funds (not having money) in the past, they still wanted to have a good time; in fact, they wanted even more than that. they wanted to have the best moments of their lives.
the super bowl, the nfl’s championship game, has grown into a national celebration that aims (tries) to include folks who don’t care about the game. one of the attractions for non-football fans are the high-budget commercials that run during timeouts. this year, the most popular ad might have been this spot (ad) for the nfl itself featuring ny giants eli manning and odell beckham jr. rehearsing (practicing) a touchdown celebration.
beckham and manning are imitating the most recognized scene from the 1987 movie dirty dancing
dancing their asses off and having the time of their lives
johnny (patrick swayze) & baby (jennifer grey) dance together to i’ve had the time of my life (also the soundtrack to the nfl commercial). the track expresses a “never before emotion” that the couple is sharing.
the black eyed peas brought the song to a new generation by sampling it in their 2011 hit the time (dirty bit). it was included as part of their halftime performance at super bowl xlv
good riddance (the time of your life) by green day wishes listeners the same sentiment.
good riddance is an expression to use when u are happy that something has finished or gone. it is related to the useful phrasal verb get rid of (eliminate).
and randy newman‘s the time of your life, the soundtrack for the closing credits of the movie a bug’s life, recommends living life to its fullest
which one of these time of your life songs is your favorite? share your opinion under leave a reply