Black Eyed Peas have released 'The Time (The Dirty Bit),' the first single off their upcoming album, 'The Beginning,' out Nov. 30.
Prominently a club anthem, the track's chorus samples the 1987 hit ballad '(I've Had) The Time of My Life,' from the flick 'Dirty Dancing.'
"Haters, better step back / Ladies, don't load your app / I'm the party application / Rockin' just like that," apl.de.ap confidently raps over a looping, strobing beat.
"It just reconfirms to me that the song is cross-generational," explains Franke Previte, who won an Oscar and Golden Globe for writing the original tune. "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."
'The Beginning' follows their 2009 album, 'The E.N.D.,' which sold 2.8 million copies -- according to Nielsen SoundScan -- and garnered them their first, second, and third Billboard No. 1 hits with 'Boom Boom Pow,' 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'Imma Be.' "I am so excited about our new album," will.i.am shares on his blog. "The Beginning is our departure to the new, always pushing new sounds and technology. I can't wait till you experience all that we have been cooking up."
Listen to the song below, and check back as we will be playing 'The Time (The Dirty Bit),' over on AOL Radio's New Pop First station, shortly.