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"The Time of My Life" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
"The Time of My Life" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Uplifting, positive song from Idol winner.
Parents recommend

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age 5+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

"And I'll taste every moment/and live it out loud/I know this is the time/this is the time" sums it up.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Obvious tie-in to American Idol.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single was the final celebration song on American Idol Season 7. It's full of uplifting, positive messages about living in the moment and was the number one song on iTunes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywordnerd1121 March 27, 2012


I have been listening to David Cook's music since I was 14 and have continuously been surprised by his music. It's awesome, beautiful and intelligent...
Adult Written bylilswanzeymamma April 9, 2008

A great song!!!

This was a great song to choose for winning the American idol cuz his dreams have just begun...it so fits the mood and whats happening in Davids life right now.... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008


Go to imeem.com to listen to this song

What's the story?

A power ballad of sorts, this song was written by Regie Hamm and sung by David Cook after becoming the winner of American Idol.

Is it any good?

David Cook shines as he belts out his last song on the Idol stage. The tune is a perfect choice to showcase his American rocker vocal range, bringing forth the raspy sounds when needed and the clear, emotional notes from the bottom of his soul. The uplifting ballad is sure to be an anthem heard at many sporting events, in commercials, and at school dances, as it's full of positive messages about living in the moment and appreciating all you have. Putting the cheesy factor and generic made-for-TV sound aside, it will no doubt be a source of inspiration for many people.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the phenomenon of American Idol contestants releasing huge-selling albums. Do you think David Cook would be a famous singer without the benefit of exposure on the popular TV show? Also, how does the show mold its artists?

Music details

  • Artist: David Cook
  • Release date: May 23, 2008
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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