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"Time of Our Life" is a song by Big Time Rush, from their second studio album, Elevate. It was written by Nick Furlong, Logan Henderson, Jordan "Infinity" Suecof, and Antario "Tario" Holmes, and was released on November 21, 2011.

The song was featured in the third season of Big Time Rush, in the episodes "Backstage Rush", "Big Time Decision", "Big Time Rescue", and "Big Time Bloopers". A live music video was filmed during the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and premiered during the broadcast.

Composition and recording[]

Time of Our Life studio

An image from the recording of "Time of Our Life", shared by Logan Henderson on Twitter on June 2, 2011.

Logan Henderson co-wrote "Time of Our Life" with Nicholas "RAS" Furlong, who previously worked with the band on their first studio album, BTR, as well as with professional producers Jordan "Infinity" Suecof and Antario "Tario" Holmes. The song was initially penned during a writing camp for Big Time Rush's second album, Elevate, in June 2011,[1] and completed throughout the summer of 2011.[3][4] Henderson described it as the "ultimate party song", and explained that the song was inspired by "the last year of making music and traveling together" as a band, further saying he felt it was important to "enjoy the moment, because our time is so short here."[5] James Maslow described the song as "funky" and an individual stand-out that "adds a really fun flavor" to the Elevate album.[5]

The vocals for the song were recorded on Big Time Rush's tour bus, which was fitted with a built-in recording studio, in July and August 2011.[2] In a live Ustream on November 24, 2011, Furlong played some of the individual vocal takes from the song, and joked that the hum of the tour bus could often be heard in the background.[2]

The song was produced by Infinity and co-produced by Tario, with additional vocal production by Chris Rojas. It was engineered by Rojas and Suecof, mixed by Miles Walker with assistance from James Kang, and mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound. The guitar on the track is performed by Tak Nakazawa.[6]


"Time of Our Life" was released on November 21, 2011, appearing as the ninth track on BTR's second studio album, Elevate. According to Carlos PenaVega, the band had to "fight" to include the song on the record, as the label was "iffy" about accepting it. The band managed to convince them, arguing it was "perfect for [their] fans".[5]

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Music video with rescued dogs from the episode "Big Time Rescue".

The song is featured in several episodes of Big Time Rush, first appearing in the first episode of the third season, "Backstage Rush", in which it is one of several songs that Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan perform live in their concert show. It is also briefly featured in the episodes "Big Time Decision" and "Big Time Bloopers". It is most prominently featured in the episode "Big Time Rescue", which includes a music video segment where the boys sing and dance with rescued animals.

In addition to Elevate, the song has been included on many subsequent compilation releases, including The Greatest Hits, L'Intégrale, and the Ultimate Fan Edition.

Music video[]

The members of Big Time Rush directed and recorded a live music video for "Time of Our Life" during the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, the television network's annual award show.[7][8] The video includes footage of the band riding in the KCA zeppelin,[9] greeting fans upon their arrival on the Orange Carpet, and dancing with kids, fans, and with the cast and crew of Big Time Rush, as well as of other Nickelodeon programs such as iCarly, Victorious, and House of Anubis. It also shows footage of the band taking the stage after winning their first ever KCA for "Favorite Music Group", and being "slimed" afterward.[10]

The video was aired during commercial breaks on Nickelodeon following its premiere, and was also uploaded to the band's VEVO account.[11]

Live performances[]

Big Time Rush has performed "Time of Our Life" on every live concert tour since the song's release, debuting on the Better with U Tour and returning for the Big Time Summer Tour, Summer Break Tour, Live World Tour, Big Time Rush Live, and Forever Tour.

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of Elevate.[6]

  • Written by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong, Logan Henderson, Jordan Suecof, and Antario Holmes
  • Produced by Infinity for FSMG/Kingpin Entertainment Group/ECMG
  • Co-Produced by Antario “Tario” Holmes for Kingpin Entertainment Group/ECMG/Full Scale
  • Vocal Production by Chris Rojas (RMI)
  • Engineered by Chris Rojas and Jordan Suecof
  • Mixed by Miles Walker for 45th and 3rd Music, assisted by James Kang
  • Guitar: Tak Nakazawa


Lyrics transcribed from Elevate liner notes.[6]

I'm looking at you, you're looking at me
Something about you got me going crazy
So what should I do, what can I say
She's beautiful, unusual, the prettiest thing
In the room, no one else compares to you
Just do what you do and I will be there for you
If you take my hand, just give me the chance
Don't worry 'bout a thing, just dance dance dance (hey)

It feels right girl, just give me a sign
We're gonna party all night, have the time of our lives
I can't fight how I'm feeling inside
And we can party all night, have the time of our lives, girl
We're gonna party all night, party all night, girl
We're gonna party all night, have the time of our lives, girl

I can't help myself, 'cause girl you're so fly
Knew from the minute that I looked in your eyes
That you could be the one, you're just my type
Can't let you get away, it's obvious
I'm into you, no one else compares to you
Just do what you do, and I will be there for you
If you take my hand, just give me the chance
Don't worry 'bout a thing, just dance dance dance (hey)


No, we don't have to leave tonight
Let's stay together on the dance floor
Turn up the sound, turn down the lights
Don't wanna let go yet
Let's make a night we won't forget
and we'll live it with no regrets
no one else but us until the sun comes up



  1. 1.0 1.1 Henderson, Logan [@1LoganHenderson] (June 2, 2011). "Hangin out in the studio hard at work with @RASOfficial @imTARIO and @Infbuckets" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Furlong, Nick. Ustream, November 24, 2011. An archive of the audio from this livestream is available here. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. Henderson, Logan [@1LoganHenderson] (June 29, 2011). "Finishing up a song with @Infbuckets & @RASOfficial! excited for this record Maybe take a little neature walk...." (Tweet). Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  4. "Hangin with @RASOfficial @imTARIO and's gonna be a goood!" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Big Time Rush (hosts) (8 March 2012). "Big Time Radio", iHeart Radio. An archive of the radio show broadcast is available here. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Elevate (Media notes). Big Time Rush. Nickelodeon Records, Columbia Records. 2011.
  7. Henderson, Logan [@1LoganHenderson] (March 29, 2012). "Night of the KCAs we'll be shooting a live music video to "Time Of Our Life"with our fans! Make sure you guys check it out! #TimeOfOurLIVE" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  8. Schmidt, Kendall [@HeffronDrive] (March 31, 2012). "Make sure you watch the #KidsChoiceAwards at 8/7c Let's get that blimp! Also..stay tuned for the #TimeOfOurLIVE video that we shootigng live" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  9. Maslow, James [@JamesMaslow] (March 29, 2012). "View from the #KCA zeppelin! Let have the #TimeOfOurLIVE #BigTimeRush #FavMusic". Retrieved 26 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  10. Pop Crush. "Big Time Rush Party at Kids' Choice Awards in 'Time of Our Life' Video". April 2, 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  11. "Big Time Rush - Time of Our Life (Live from Kids' Choice Awards 2012)". BigTimeRushVEVO, Retrieved 26 June 2022.



V·T·E Songs in Big Time Rush
Season 1 "Big Time Rush" · "Famous" · "City Is Ours" · "Any Kind of Guy" · "This Is Our Someday" · "Halfway There" · "Stuck" · "A Shot in the Dark" · "Count on You"
Season 2 "Til I Forget About You" · "Boyfriend" · "I Know You Know" · "Big Night" · "Nothing Even Matters" · "Make a Beautiful Christmas" · "All I Want for Christmas" · "Yardsquirrel's Christmas" · "Oh Yeah" · "Dance, Dance, Dance" · "The Mom Song" · "Worldwide" · "Paralyzed" · "Superstar" · "If I Ruled the World" · "Blow Your Speakers" · "All Over Again"
Season 3 "Love Me Love Me" · "Time of Our Life" · "Cover Girl" · "Elevate" · "Movin' Up to Bel Air" · "Windows Down" · "No Idea"
Season 4 "Like Nobody's Around" · "With Ur Love" · "Picture This" · "You Dumped Me for Her" · "24/seven" · "Confetti Falling" · "My Friends" · "Song for You" · "Run Wild" · "Untouchable" · "Get Up" · "Crazy for U" · "We Are"
Big Time Movie "Can't Buy Me Love" · "Help" · "A Hard Day's Night" · "We Can Work It Out" · "Revolution" · "Music Sounds Better with U"