Best Days Of Your Life

Kellie Pickler (Kellie Pickler Album) | 2008

“Best Days of Your Life” is a song written and performed by American country artist Kellie Pickler, and co-written by Taylor. It was released on December 1, 2008 as the second single from Kellie’s self-titled second album. Taylor also provides background vocals on the song.

The song is about a narrator explaining how her former boyfriend cheated on her and moved on to a new girlfriend to start a family with, wishing them well on their new life but says that the new girl won’t top what they previously once had before.

COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE
“Best Days of Your Life” peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, Pickler’s highest charting country single as of 2015. It also charted at No. 46 on the Hot 100. The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold 1,133,000 units in the United States as of June 2010. The song also charted in Canada, peaking at No. 99 on the Canadian Hot 100.

MUSIC VIDEO
The accompanying music video for the song, directed by Roman White, features Pickler’s ex-boyfriend having a miserable life with his new girlfriend and misses being with Pickler instead. Pickler debuted the song with a performance on November 12, 2008 at the 2008 CMA Awards. She also performed the song on American Idol, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the 2009 CMT Music Awards.

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Cause I’ll be there, in the back of your mind
From the day we met ’till you were making me cry
And it’s just too bad, cause you’ve already had the best days
The best days of your life

[Verse 1]
Ain’t it a shame?
A shame that every time you hear my name
Brought up in a casual conversation
You can’t think straight

And ain’t it sad?
You can forget about what we had
Take a look at her and do you like what you see?
Or do you wish it was me

[Chorus]
Cause I’ll be there, in the back of your mind
From the day we met to the very last night
And it’s just too bad, cause you’ve already had the best days
The best days of you life

[Verse 2]
And does she know?
Know about the times you used to hold me
Wrapped me in your arms and how you told me
I’d be the only one

I heard about
Yeah, someone told me once, when you were out
She went a little crazy ran her mouth about me
Ain’t jealousy funny?

[Chorus]
Cause I’ll be there, in the back of your mind
From the day we met to the very last night
And it’s just too bad, cause you’ve already had the best days
The best days of you life

[Bridge]
With me was a fairytale love
I was head-over-heals ’til you threw away “us”
And it’s just too bad you’ve, cause you’ve already had the best days
The best days of your life

I heard you’re gonna get married
Have a nice little family
Live out my dreams with someone new
But, I’ve been told that a cheater
Is always a cheater
I’ve got my pride, and she’s got you

[Chorus]
Cause I’ll be there, in the back of your mind
From the day we met ’til you were making me cry
And it’s just too bad, cause you’ve already had the best days
The best days of your life

Of your life
Oh, oh, yeah
You’re gonna think of me
You’re gonna think of me in your life
Oh, oh, yeah
It’s a shame, it’s a shame

General Information
ReleasedDecember 1, 2008
GenreCountry
Length3:47
LabelBNA
SongwritersKellie Pickler
Taylor Swift
ProducerChris Lindsey
Single Certification
Official Music Video