Declaration (This Is It)

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"Declaration (This is It)"
Single by Kirk Franklin
from the album The Fight of My Life
Released October 23, 2007 (2007-10-23)
Format CD Single
Recorded 2007
Genre Gospel
Length 4:24
Label GospoCentric
Songwriter(s) Kirk Franklin, Kenny Loggins, & Michael McDonald
Producer(s) Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin singles chronology
"Declaration (This is It)"
"Declaration (This is It)"

"Declaration (This is It)" is an Gospel song by Kirk Franklin from his 2007 album The Fight of My Life. The song contains samples of and interpolations of "This Is It" by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins who are credited with Franklin as composers of the song.[1][2]


"Declaration (This Is It)" became a crossover hit, moving to #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay Chart and #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.[4]

Chart (2008) Peak
position [4]
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Gospel Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 35



  1. Anaysha Figueroa
  2. Charmaine Swimpson
  3. Ashley Guilbert
  4. Nikki Ross
  5. Melodie Davis
  6. Issac Carree
  7. Joy Hill
  8. Myron Bulter
  9. Caltomeesh west
  10. Deonis Cook
  11. Anthony Evans


  1. Robert "Sput Searight - Drums
  2. Ayron Lewis - Hammond B-3
  3. Rodney Lawson - Lead guitar
  4. DaBoyz'nBarry - Strings & Horns

Other personnel[edit]

  1. Programming - Shaun Martin, Kirk Franklin
  2. Ernest "Ernie G" Green - DJ
  3. Larry Gold - String arrangement
  4. Chris Godbey - String recording
  5. Tre Nagella - String recording
  6. Eric Hartman - Engineer, Asst. Engineer
  7. Ryan Moys - String recording
  8. Jason Goldstein - Mixing

*Note: Personnel listing from The Fight of My Life album liner.[5]


The song was nominated for a Dove Award for Urban Recorded Song of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Declaration (This Is It!)". Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  2. ^ "The Fight of My Life". Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Music Review: Kirk Franklin - The Fight of My Life". Blogcritics Magazine. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. ^ a b " - Artist Chart History - Kirk Franklin". Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Declaration This is It". The Fight of My Life (CD liner). Kirk Franklin. Inglewood, CA: GospoCentric Records. 2007. p. 1. 716772. 
  6. ^ Nominations Announced for 40th GMA Dove Awards at