“The Time (Dirty Bit)” is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas from their sixth studio album, The Beginning. The song was released as the album’s lead single on November 5, 2010. The chorus of the song samples “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, becoming the group’s sixth consecutive top ten hit (following the five singles from their previous album, The E.N.D), and ninth overall. It topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, while also charting inside the top ten of the charts in most European countries. As of February 2016, the song’s accompanying music video has received over 290 million views on YouTube, becoming the group’s most viewed video. Worldwide, it was the eighth best selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 7.3 million copies.