If This Is It

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"If This Is It"
Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Sports
B-side "Change of Heart"
Released July 10, 1984
Format 7" 45 RPM
Genre Rock
Length 3:46
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
Producer(s) Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"The Heart of Rock & Roll"
(1984)
"If This Is It"
(1984)
"Walking on a Thin Line"
(1984)

"If This Is It" is a song by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News. It was released as the fourth single from their number-one album Sports in 1984, and became their fifth top-ten and third consecutive number-six hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number five on the Adult Contemporary chart,[1] and then became their first UK hit single, reaching #39 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video for the song was shot on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. For the scene where most of the band appears to be buried up to their heads in sand, the band claims to have really been buried.[2] The band made a cameo appearance in the film, Amazon Women on the Moon, in which they spoofed the video.

The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after a 1980s hit song, named an episode after this song.[3] "If This Is It" was also used in a 1984 episode of the American soap opera Santa Barbara.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 20
Canadian Singles Chart[4] 6
New Zealand Singles Chart 37
Norwegian Singles Chart 8
Swedish Singles Chart 10
UK Singles Chart[5] 39
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 5
US Billboard Top Rock Tracks 19

Cover versions[edit]

Kikki Danielsson covered the song for her 1985 album Bra vibrationer as "Om det är så", with lyrics in Swedish by Monica Forsberg.[6]

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