The Time of Our Lives is the first extended play by American pop recording artist Miley Cyrus. It is set to be released on August 31, 2009 under Hollywood Records, and will be sold exclusively at American Wal-Mart stores in conjunction to Cyrus' new clothing line with Max Azria.Cyrus worked with with several producers on the album, including Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and John Shanks, the latter one who produced Cyrus' successful song "The Climb." Musically, the pop album has an inclination towards rock and for Cyrus marked "change." The songs are inspired, in general, by to Cyrus' personal struggles and life; Cyrus covers Ashlee Simpson on the opening track.
In the U.S., the lead single from the album, "Party in the U.S.A." became Cyrus' highest charting and Hollywood Records' fastest selling single, at number two in the Billboard Hot 100. She is also to release another single in correlation to the 2010 film, The Last Song, entitled "When I Look at You." The album is being promoted through mainly live performances including one which sparked controversy due to what appeared to be pole dancing and her second headlining concert tour.