Time of My Life (Ronan Keating album)

Time of My Life
Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
Recorded 2012-January 2nd, 2016
Genre Pop
Label Decca
Producer Peter-John Vettese, Steve Lipson
Ronan Keating chronology
Time of My Life
Singles from Time of My Life
  1. "Let Me Love You"
    Released: 4 January 2016 (2016-01-04)
  2. "Breathe"
    Released: 1 April 2016 (2016-04-01)
  3. "As Long as We're in Love"
    Released: 24 June 2016 (2016-06-24)
  4. "In Your Arms"
    Released: 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28)

Time of My Life is the tenth studio album by Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating. The album was released on 12 February 2016 by Decca Records.


In July 2014, Ronan Keating revealed that he had signed a new three album contract with Decca Records, saying: "Maybe I'm not valid but that's fine, I’m valid to myself, my family and the people who like my music."[1] Ronan Keating announced the album on 25 November 2015 writing: "It's taken a year to write but in that time I have given the most honest piece of me."[2] Keating has said the album was inspired by his wife Storm Uechtritz, whom he married in August 2015: "I think it's my best yet. I’m in a great headspace, the songs are all very optimistic and positive. I'm at this place in my life, I feel very secure. It’s all optimism and hope – it's because of this woman. I feel very lucky."[3]

Time of My Life is Ronan Keating's first studio album in four years (since 2012's Fires), which is the longest span between two albums. Keating has said the album took a year to write and record: "It’s the longest I’ve ever spent making a record so it was a real pleasure to have the time to write and record without the pressure of having to rush to meet a particular deadline."[4]

Ronan Keating said of the title, which comes from the song of the same name: "I threw around different ideas. It was gonna be Breathe, it was gonna be In Your Arms, and Time of My Life just felt right because I definitely feel I'm in my prime, you know—the best time in my life. And this albums reflects that."[5]


On 25 December 2015 the album was made available for pre-order on iTunes Store with "Falling Slowly" released on the same date as an "instant-grat" track. The album's lead single "Let Me Love You" was released on 4 January 2016.[6] The music video for the song premiered on January 15, 2016. It features Ronan Keating performing the song the South Bank in London, England as a group of buskers. Ronan Keating has said that the music video "mirrors where I am in my life and the way I now live it: optimistic, happy and without pretence".[7]

"Breathe" was released as the album's second single on 1 April 2016.[8][9]

Critical reception

Adrian Thrills of the Daily Mail gave the album three out of five stars, and said: "Acoustically driven and partly self-penned, his tenth solo effort is optimistic, but reflective. So, is it a desperate attempt to cash in on the success of Ed Sheeran and other sensitive young men with guitars? Or a belated flowering of his true artistic spirit? It turns out that it's a bit of both."[10] Writing for The Times, Will Hodgkinson gave the album two out of five stars, and wrote: "Time of My Life sticks to the kind of soft acoustic balladry that neither offends nor excites, with Keating singing one mellifluous song about true love after another."[11]

Track listing

1."Let Me Love You"  Jon Green • Dan McDougallSteve Lipson3:14
2."As Long as We're in Love"  Green • Liz Rose • Emily ShackeltonVettese3:00
3."Breathe"  Ronan KeatingPeter-John VetteseDan HealyVettese • Lipson3.06
4."She Knows Me"  Keating • HealyVettese3:15
5."Time of My Life"  Norma Jean Martine • Adam Argyle • Martin BrammerLipson3:22
6."In Your Arms"  Keating • Vettese • HealyVettese • Lipson3:35
7."Landslide"  Keating • Healy • Storm UechtritzVettese3:29
8."Keep It Simple"  Keating • Vettese • HealyVettese • Lipson4:05
9."Don't Think I Remember"  Keating • Vettese • HealyVettese3:38
10."Shine Like Gold"  Rick ParkhouseGeorge TizzardBradley SimpsonJames McVeyConnor BallTristan EvansVettese3:38
11."Grow Old With Me"  McDougallLipson4:18
12."Falling Slowly" (featuring The Shires)Glen HansardMarkéta IrglováLipson4:06


Chart (2016) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 71
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 128
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 68
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 25
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 26
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19]
Scottish Albums (OCC)[21] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 16
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 4


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  2. http://www.ronankeating.com/news/3244/new_album_and_pre-order_details
  3. http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2015/1009/733585-ronan-keating-credits-wife/
  4. http://www.hmv.com/music/-i-feel-like-a-new-person-i-wanted-this-album-to-reflect-that-hmv-com-talks-to-ronan-keating
  5. http://www.universal-music.de/ronan-keating/news/detail/article:237208/12-februar-2016-ronan-keating-veroeffentlicht-neues-album-time-of-my-life
  6. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/ronan-keating-releases-first-single-from-his-new-album-714011.html
  7. http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/634937/Ronan-Keating-Let-Me-Love-You-Time-Of-My-Life
  8. https://www.list.co.uk/article/78349-ronan-keating-excited-to-sing-breathe-on-solo-tour/
  9. http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/656826/Ronan-Keating-Breathe-new-video
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