|"This Is It"|
|Single by Kenny Loggins|
|from the album Keep the Fire|
|"Will It Last"|
|Genre||Soft rock, progressive pop|
|Kenny Loggins singles chronology|
"This Is It" is a song by American musician Kenny Loggins. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from his 1979 album Keep the Fire. It reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "This Is It" was also successful on the Hot Soul Singles chart, reaching number 19, it was one of two entries on this chart.
At one point in the song's evolution, its melody was underway, but the lyrics were incomplete. Loggins moved it forward after a visit to his ailing father, who had undergone a series of surgeries for vascular problems stemming from small strokes and was discouraged at the prospect of another. His perspective on the lyrics then changed: "'I've got it,' I announced to Michael, it's not a love song. It's a life song."
Weekly singles charts
Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks used the song as his entry music as he walked to the ring prior to his title bout against Mike Tyson in 1988. The match was taglined "Once and for All" and was hosted by future President Donald Trump. At the time, the match was the highest grossing fight in boxing history.
"This Is It" features prominently in the second episode of the web series Yacht Rock.
It appears on "America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions" episode: the 1981 49ers on NFL Network in 2007.
Josh Kaufman, a contestant sang the song on The Voice.
WPVI-TV (Philadelphia) used this song as the theme for the WPVI original program of the same name.