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This Is It (Melba Moore song)

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Released  1976
Recorded  1976, New York
Length  3:33
Format  7" single, 12" single
Genre  Disco
Label  Buddah

"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.

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Dannii Minogue version

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 twenty weeks in the ARIA top fifty and was the forty-third highest selling single of the year, the third highest for an Australian artist. 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 from American actress Elise Neal, who later starred in the horror movie Scream 2 alongside Neve Campbell and the Lifetime made-for-television movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B in the role of Gladys Knight. The Late Show made a parody of "This Is It" called "Holy Shit".

Track listings and formats

Australian CD single (D11390)

  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)
  6. "This Is It" (One World 12" mix)
  7. "This Is It" (A capella version)

Australian Cassingle (C11390)

  1. "This Is It"
  2. "It's Time to Move On"

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 a 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.

Belgian version

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

References

This Is It (Melba Moore song) Wikipedia


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