This Is It (Melba Moore song)

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"This Is It"
Single by Melba Moore
from the album This Is It
Released 1976
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1976, New York
Genre Disco
Length 3:33
Label Buddah
Writer(s) Van McCoy
Producer(s) Van McCoy
Melba Moore singles chronology
"Play Boy Scout"
(1976)
"This Is It"
(1976)
"Good Love Makes Everything Alright"
(1977)

"This Is It" is a 1976 disco song written by Van McCoy and performed by Melba Moore for her fifth album of the same name.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak position
Sweden 19 [1]
United Kingdom 9

Dannii Minogue version[edit]

"This Is It"
Single by Dannii Minogue
from the album Get Into You
Released July 5, 1993
Format CD single: Worldwide
Vinyl single: Europe
Cassette single: UK
Genre Popdance
Label MCA
Universal Records
Mushroom Records
Radikal Q Records
Producer(s) Tim Lever & Mike Percy for One World Productions
Certification Gold (ARIA)
Dannii Minogue singles chronology
"Love's on Every Corner"
(1992)
"This Is It"
(1993)
"This Is The Way"
(1993)

The song was later covered by Australian singer Dannii Minogue on her second album Get Into You (1993). The song was produced by Tim Lever and Mike Percy and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the album's third single in the third quarter of 1993 and reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, becoming Minogue's third top ten single and is regarded as one of her most popular singles. In Australia it reached the top twenty and became an airplay hit earning a gold certification. Despite missing the top ten, the single spent eighteen weeks in the ARIA top fifty and was the forty-third highest selling single of the year, the third highest for an Australian artist.[2] Along with the single "Get Into You", the song was chosen to be released in Canada and the USA. The single was also featured in the second volume of the Dance Mix USA series, which used the "Dannii Got Murked" remix.

The music video for the song was filmed in Los Angeles, California and featured Minogue and her then-boyfriend actor Julian McMahon on a beach. The dance routine in the video was choreographed by Minogue. The video also featured an appearance of the American actress Elise Neal who later starred in the horror movie Scream 2. The Late Show made a parody called "Holy Shit". The song was voted on the Australian website Samesame.com.au as the 35th "gayest song of all time".[3]

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD single

  1. "This Is It" (7" version)
  2. "This Is It" (12" Extended version)
  3. "This Is It" (Alternative 12" mix)
  4. "This Is It" (Dannii Got Murked mix)
  5. "This Is It" (Miami Heat mix)This Is It (One World 12" mix)
  6. "This Is It" (A capella version)

UK vinyl single

  1. "This Is It" (Dannii Got Murked mix)
  2. "This Is It" (12" Extended version)
  3. "This Is It" (Miami Heat mix)This Is It (Vapour Rub dub)
  4. "This Is It" (A cappella version)

North American CD single

  1. "This Is It" (Dannii Got Murked mix)
  2. "This Is It" (Extended version)
  3. "This Is It" (Doc & Freestyle Remix)
  4. "This Is It" (Vapour Rub dub)
  5. "This Is It" (Alternative mix)
  6. "This Is It" (Miami Heat mix)

Cassette single/7"

  1. "This Is It" (7" version)
  2. "It's Time to Move On"

Notes: "It's Time to Move On", was the only B-side released for the Get Into You album and is only found on the cassette single/7". For the North American CD, the tracks received a remaster.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 13
Irish Singles Chart[5] 17
UK Singles Chart[6] 10

Belgian version[edit]

A Flemish rendering entitled "Jij En Ik" was recorded by Petra for her 1997 album Petra.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Charts". Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1993.htm
  3. ^ http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/2060/And-the-Gayest-Songs-Of-All-Time-Are.htm The Gayest songs of all time
  4. ^ "Discography Dannii Minogue". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved April 16, 2008.
  5. ^ "Search Charts". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved April 16, 2008.
  6. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyHit.com. Retrieved April 16, 2008.

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