Released in 1993, “This Is It” by Dannii Minogue achieved notable success on music charts worldwide. The infectious dance anthem captivated audiences and solidified Dannii’s position as a rising pop star, after years of being on our television screens as a performer and actor.
A cover of the 1976 Melba Moore disco song, “This Is It” made its mark on the UK Singles Chart, reaching a peak position of number 15. It became Dannii’s fourth consecutive top 20 hit, showcasing her growing popularity in the United Kingdom. In Australia, the song fared well on the ARIA Singles Chart, climbing to number 11. The success of “This Is It” demonstrated its widespread popularity and resonation with listeners during the early 90s.
The song’s infectious energy, pulsating beat, and empowering lyrics struck a chord with audiences. “This Is It” served as a rallying cry for individuals looking to embrace life’s possibilities, urging them to break free from constraints and seize the moment. Dannii’s captivating vocals and the track’s vibrant production created an irresistible combination that made it a staple on dancefloors and radio stations alike.
Accompanying the song was a visually stunning music video on a tropical themed beach atmosphere. Dannii led a group of dancers through dynamic choreography, capturing the song’s upbeat tempo and further enhancing its appeal. Alongside her partner of the time actor Julian McMahon the video perfectly complemented the energetic vibe of “This Is It” and added to its overall impact.
The video and song were so iconic, in the same year, Australian comedy troupe The D-Generation parodied it on The Late Show – much to our amusement.