This Is It Dannii Minogue


” This Is It ” is by Dannii Minogue, the Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer and actress. Before starting her pop music career in the early 1990s, Dannii rose to fame for her role as the rebellious tomboy teenager Emma Jackson in the Australian soap opera Home and Away.
In January 1989 Dannii signed to Mushroom Records ( Warner Music Group ), the Australian-based record label. Her debut Album, Dannii, was released in 1990 and peaked at number twenty-four on the Australian Albums chart. Outside of her native Australia, it was released in 1991 as Love and Kisses. The Album became a Top Ten hit.
Her debut single ” Love and Kisses ” reached number four on the Australian Singles Chart and was certified Gold. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart.
” This Is It ” was written by Van McCoy ( Van Allen Clinton McCoy ), who was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. Van McCoy is known best for his hit song ” The Hustle “, which charted in many countries including the United States where it reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and the United Kingdom where the song reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.
Initially ” This Is It ” was a hit for Melba Moore ( Beatrice Melba Hill ), the American singer, actress, voice actress and entertainer. Her version reached a peak of number ninety-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number nine on the UK Singles Chart in 1976.
Dannii Minogue’s cover version was produced by Tim Lever and Mike Percy, who were both members of Dead or Alive, the English pop band formed in Liverpool in 1979. The group are best known for their 1984 ” You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) “.
Dannii’s cover was released on the 5th of July 1993 by record labels MCA, Universal Records, Mushroom Records and Radikal Q Records. It was taken as the third single from Dannii’s second Album, Get into You.
The Album, released on the 4th of October 1993 in the United Kingdom, reached number fifty-two on the UK Albums Chart. It was later released in 2009 as a deluxe edition with bonus tracks and remixes.
The accompanying music video was filmed on location in Los Angeles, California. It features her then-boyfriend actor Julian McMahon, who played Benito ” Ben ” Lucini in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. The video also featured an appearance from Elise Neal. The American actress went on to star in Scream 2, the 1997 American slasher film.
” This Is It ” was a commercial success for Dannii. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 17th of July 1993 and reached a peak of number ten. It spent two weeks in the Top Ten and a total of eight weeks on the UK chart. The song also charted in Australia and Ireland.

BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A

UK Highest Chart Position: 10

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 13, Irish Singles Chart 17

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