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Radio 57, side A, track 3: “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley

Jennifer and BillOh, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley, it’s been awhile since I’ve added a song to my slowly expanding list of songs I consider official theme songs for this blog, and as I was listening to this one again, I was kinda surprised I hadn’t decided to do that with this one.  Well, it was probably because last time I recorded it, there was static or something, which is why I recorded it again.  But as I said last time, this song reminds me of how adorable my wife is and always has been, so that right there would be enough to turn this into an official song for this blog.  But also, it’s just so goddamn great.  Obviously there’s a lot of goodwill going for it what with it being forever linked to “Dirty Dancing”, one of the best movies ever made.  But even without the added benefit of it reminding me of my wife, Patrick Swayze, and/or Jennifer Grey, it stands up just fine on its own.  Any time you listen to it, you think to yourself “Yeah!  I DID have the time of my life!”  Even if you really didn’t.  But as I was sitting here listening to this one again for the who knows how manyth time, I had my chin in my hand and a dreamy smile on my face, which is always a good sign that I’m listening to a song that has settled into my bones and become a part of my DNA.  Whenever I shuffle off this mortal coil, and however that happens, pretty sure this is the song I’d like them to play at my memorial service.  Because even if the people attending weren’t big fans of me in life, they’re still gonna cry because this song is just so damn good.

“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”

Now I’ve

Had the time of my life

No, I never felt like this before

Yes, I swear

It’s the truth

And I owe it all to you
‘Cause I’ve

Had the time of my life

And I owe it all to yooooooou

I’ve been waiting for so long
Now I’ve finally found someone to stand by me

We saw the writing on the wall
As we felt this magical
Fantasyyy

Now with passion in our eyes
There’s no way we could disguise it secretly

So we take each other’s hand
‘Cause we seem to understand the urgencyyyyyy

Just remember

You’re the one thing

I can’t get enough of

So I tell you something

This could be love
Because

I had
The time of my life

No, I never felt this way before

Yes, I swear

It’s the truth
And I owe it all ta yooooooooou

Hey, baby!

With my body and soul, I wantchoo more than you’ll ever know

So we’ll
Just let it go, don’t be afraid
To lose control, no

Yes, I know what’s on your mind when you say
“Stay with me toniiiiight” (stay with me)
And remember

You’re the one thing
I can’t get enough of

So I tell you something

This could be love
Because

I’ve had
The time of my life

No, I never felt this way before

Yes, I swear (yes, I swear)
It’s the truth

And I owe it all ta you, ’cause I

Had the time of my life
And I’ve searched through every open door (never felt this waaay)
‘Til I found
The truth
And I owe it all ta yooooooou

<awesome Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley jam>

Now I’ve

Had the time of my life

No, I never felt this way before (never felt this way)
Yes, I swear
It’s the truth
And I owe it all to you

I’ve had the time of my life
No, I never felt this way before (never felt this way)
Yes, I swear

It’s the truth (it’s the truth)
And I owe it all ta you, ’cause I

Had the time of my life (I had the time’a my life)
Searched through every open door

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