The Best of Times (song)

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"The Best of Times"
Single by Styx
from the album Paradise Theatre
B-side Lights
Released 1981
Recorded 1980
Genre Progressive rock, soft rock
Length 4:17
Label A$M
Writer(s) Dennis DeYoung
Styx singles chronology
"Borrowed Time"
(1980)
"The Best of Times"
(1981)
"Too Much Time on My Hands"
(1981)

"The Best of Times" is the first single release from Styx's 1981 triple-platinum album Paradise Theater. It reached #1 in Canada on the RPM national singles chart, their second #1 in that country,[1] and #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The basic melody line for "The Best of Times" is used in two other places on the album: As a bold greeting to the listener in "A.D. 1928", and a softer, more subdued version for the farewell track, "A.D. 1958".

The song was featured in the 1999 movie Big Daddy, in which Adam Sandler's character, as well as Sandler himself, is a Styx fan.

Preceded by
"The Tide Is High" by Blondie
Canadian RPM number-one single
March 7, 1981 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Woman" by John Lennon