Hyperbole: Best Day of My Life!

Best Day Of My Life is a song with CONTAGIOUS lyrics by a band called American Authors. When you listen closely you hear the song uses a literary technique called HYPERBOLE. We use hyperbole with frequency and many times we don’t know we are using it to express an exaggerated moment or emotion. When listening to this song, we make connections to our own personal moments and emotions. This is why listeners call this a feel-good song and we can’t get enough of it.

Here are two examples on how hyperbole is used in this song:

  • “I had a dream so big and loud
    I jumped so high I touched the clouds”
  • “I howled at the moon with friends
    And then the sun came crashing in”

Did you miss it? In these lyrics, howling at the moon can encourage the sun to come “crashing in.” Is it possible to “jump so high” and touch the clouds? Really?

Let’s be real. Are these words supposed to be taken LITERALLY? Could the events in this song really happen? Maybe, but we get the picture at how much fun we can have with words and that makes us feel good!

We Are American Authors

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I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh
I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life
Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

I howled at the moon with friends
And then the sun came crashing in
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh
But all the possibilities
No limits just epiphanies
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don’t wake me now

Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life
Oo-o-o-o-oo
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

I hear it calling outside my window
I feel it in my soul
The stars were burning so bright
The sun was out ’til midnight
I say we lose control

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life
Oo-o-o-o-o
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life
This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be
The best day of my life
Everything is looking up, everybody up now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My life

(Lyrics by Michael Goodman, Aaron Accetta, Zac Barnett, James Shelley, Matt Sanchez, and Dave Rublin)

  • Read at the lyrics above, can you find all the lines that use hyperbole?
  • Think of the songs title, Best Day of My Life, what comes to mind when you think of this sentence?
  • Create your own hyperbole sentences using exaggeration to create a strong effect like the examples written in this song.


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43 replies

  1. I feel like its a whole new day like
    Oz the great powerful man after the tornado is
    done he ends up in a different beautiful place.

  2. Every time I here that song I think of a hyperbole

  3. Good job on making this place its really cool.👏

  4. I think this song’s title means…………HAPPY FEELING!

  5. this song is awsome

  6. the best day in my life

  7. Hyperbole: Best day of my life

    This song reminds me of a boy who told me he can touch the clouds

    1)i can jump as high as a airplane

    2)i can run faster than a road runner

    3)i am the most awesome pearson

  8. cool Mr. Rosales

  9. Hyperbole: Best Day of My Life!

    When I hear this music I start to all my good times like when I won two trophies at Math Field Day or my future parties I feel like I want to sing along.

    My future seems as bright as the sun.

    I felt so small an ant looked like Mt. Everest.

    My house has lots of trees that my front yard looks like a jungle.

    I can’t figure out this problem because not even Albert Einstein can figure it out.

  10. Hyperbole:”Best Day Of My Life

    I am so small I am as tiny as a ant!

    I jumped so high i touched the sun.

    I screamed so loud the whole world heard me!

    The sun was out till mid night!

    When I heard ‘Best Day Of My Life ‘ I
    started thinking about me at a time i went to
    Knotts soak city and I went on a slide that was so
    fast I thought it was faster than a road runner then
    after that I told my mom that was the best day of my life:)

  11. here is my example:
    I saw the wolves scratching at my door and then they came rushing in like a stampeed of wild horses.

  12. When I hear these lyrics I start to think of my best day. I start to think of the world, yet different. I think of bright colored flowers and birds over head. I start to imagine all the wild animals being peaceful. When I hear this amazing song I start to feel like I’m in a fantasy world or in a dream.

  13. Hyperbole: Best Day of my Life
    1) When I hear these lyrics I think about how it would be if i was with the American Authors or it also makes me think about club parties that grown ups go to.

    2) Here’s my Hyperbole……
    I talk so fast I could beat a babaling auctionist

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