This Is It (Kenny Loggins song)
|"This Is It"|
|Single by Kenny Loggins|
|from the album Keep the Fire|
|B-side||"Will It Last"|
|Genre||Funk rock, soft rock, soul|
|Kenny Loggins singles chronology|
"This Is It" is a song by American musician Kenny Loggins. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from his 1979 album Keep the Fire. It reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "This Is It" was also successful on the soul chart, reaching number 19. The song features additional vocals by Michael McDonald, who co-wrote the song with Loggins. The song won a Grammy Award in 1981 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
Background and writing
At one point in the song's evolution, its melody was underway, but the lyrics were incomplete. Loggins moved it forward after a visit to his ailing father, who had undergone a series of surgeries for vascular problems stemming from small strokes and was discouraged at the prospect of another. His perspective on the lyrics then changed: "'I've got it,' I announced to Michael, it's not a love song. It's a life song."
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||16|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||9|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||26|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||35|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||11|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||17|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||19|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 358.
- "September 1999 (This Is It)". Kenny Loggins. Retrieved 2008-12-12.[dead link]
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Kenny Loggins search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Charts.org.nz – Kenny Loggins – This Is It". Top 40 Singles.
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