The Time of Our Lives

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This article is about the Il Divo and Toni Braxton song. For the Miley Cyrus EP, see The Time of Our Lives (EP). For other uses, see Time of Our Lives (disambiguation).
"The Time of Our Lives"
Single by Il Divo with Toni Braxton
from the album Voices from the FIFA World Cup and Libra (European re-release)
B-side "Isabel", "Heroe"
Released June 9, 2006 (Europe)
Format CD single, CD maxi single
Recorded Rokstone Studios
(London, England)
Genre Operatic pop
Length 4:40
Label Sony BMG, Syco
Writer(s) Jörgen Elofsson
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Il Divo singles chronology
"I Believe in You (Je crois en toi)"
(2006)
"The Time of Our Lives"
(2006)
Toni Braxton singles chronology
"Suddenly"
(2006)
"The Time of Our Lives"
(2006)
"Yesterday"
(2009)
Music video
"The Time of Our Lives" on YouTube

"The Time of Our Lives" is a song recorded by multinational operatic pop quartet Il Divo and American R&B singer Toni Braxton to serve as the official theme song for the 2006 FIFA World Cup football tournament. Written by Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Steve Mac, the song appears on the compilation album Voices from the FIFA World Cup (2006) and on the 2006 European re-release of Braxton's fifth studio album, Libra.

Il Divo and Braxton performed "The Time of Our Lives" during the 2006 FIFA World Cup opening festivities at FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich on June 9, 2006. That same day it was released as a single in continental Europe, reaching the top ten in Switzerland, the top twenty in Germany and Norway, and the top thirty in Italy and Austria, as well as number fifty-two on the composite European Hot 100 Singles.

Music video[edit]

The single's music video, directed by Nigel Dick, takes place on a football field at night; the Il Divo members are standing on the turf while Braxton is seen on a screen. It is intercut with scenes from FIFA World Cup matches over the years.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Steve Mac – producer, arranger
  • Chris Laws – engineer, Pro Tools operator
  • Dan Pursey – assistant engineer
  • Ren Swan – mix engineer
  • Dave Arch – string arrangements
  • Geoff Foster – string engineer
  • Jake Jackson – assistant
  • Braddon Williams – engineer
  • Keri Lewis – vocal producer for Toni Braxton
  • Dave Russell – vocal engineer for Toni Braxton
  • Dick Beetham – mastering

Track listings and formats[edit]

European CD single
  1. "The Time of Our Lives" (Radio Edit) – 3:18
  2. "Isabel" – 4:14
European CD maxi single
  1. "The Time of Our Lives" (Radio Edit) – 3:18
  2. "Isabel" – 4:14
  3. "The Time of Our Lives" (Original Version) – 4:40
  4. "Heroe" – 4:17
  5. "The Time of Our Lives" (Video) - 5:07

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 24
European Hot 100 Singles[2] 52
German Singles Chart[1] 17
Italian Singles Chart 24
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 16
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 8

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Boom" by Anastacia and "Anthem" by Vangelis
FIFA World Cup theme song
2006
with "Celebrate the Day"
by Herbert Grönemeyer
Succeeded by
"Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" by Shakira