In the U.S. the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number three with 236,000 copies sold in its first week of release. These figures give it the strongest first week sales of an Idol coronation single since season 2. The song debuted at #2 on the Canadian Hot 100, blocked by Madonna's "4 Minutes". Due to low airplay, the song was prevented from debuting at #1 by Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring the late Static Major and singer Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love".
RCA Records released "The Time Of My Life" as digital download single on 22 May 2008.
David Cook - The Time Of My Life