On September 8, 2010, the original demo of this song, along with a remix by producer Michael Lloyd, was released as digital files in an effort to raise money for the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Resarch Foundation at Stanford University.
The demo's release coincided with superstar pop group Black Eyed Peas basing their single "The Time (The Dirty Bit)
" around a sample of this song. It also ran parallel with the re-emergence of Jennifer Grey as a heavily favored contestant on ABC's Dancing With The Stars
, which she ended up winning. "What amazes me most is the timing," said Previte. "As we've started working to fight cancer in Patrick's memory through the release of the original demos, first it was Jennifer coming back into the public spotlight in a big way on TV, and now the Black Eyed Peas come along and cover it – all in a matter of weeks. The Black Eyed Peas bring a whole new level awareness to our charity efforts that we couldn't have dreamed of in a million years.
'(I've Had) The Time of My Life' really is the song that has nine lives. To have a group like the Peas do it gives it Lives 10, 11 and 12. It just reconfirms to me that the song is cross-generational. The song has now crossed over to the next generation in a huge way. There couldn't be any group, cooler, edgier, and more hip than the Black Eyed Peas to record it."