Times of Your Life

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"Times of Your Life"
Single by Paul Anka
from the album Times of Your Life
B-side "Water Runs Deep"
Released 1975
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Length 3:10
Label United Artists Records
Writer(s) Roger Nichols, Bill Lane
Producer(s) Bob Skaff

"Times of Your Life" is a popular song and advertising jingle made famous in the 1970s by Canadian singer Paul Anka, who recorded it in 1975 for an album of the same title.[1] It was written by Roger Nichols (melody) and Bill Lane (lyrics).[2]

Kodak created an advertising campaign in 1975 that featured Anka singing a jingle entitled "Times of Your Life". While the tune was being heard across the United States in a commercial, Anka decided to record and release it as a single in late 1975. The song became a hit in the U.S., reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1976 and remaining in the Top 40 for 12 weeks.[3] The previous month, "Times of Your Life" had spent one week atop the Billboard easy listening (adult contemporary) chart, Anka's only recording to do so.[4]

Anka began including the song in his concert appearances, particularly during his shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The performance of the song is often accompanied by a video montage featuring Anka and his family and friends.[4] In 2015, Anka's recording was used in a series of retrospective promos for the final season of the AMC television series Mad Men.


Chart (1976) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 7
Billboard Easy Listening 1

Cover Versions[edit]

  • Martin Nievera (2011)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Online Visual Discography
  2. ^ "About Roger Nichols Studios". Roger Nichols Studios. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ a b Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)

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