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For the Breaking Benjamin song, see Saturate (Breaking Benjamin album). For other uses, see Medication (disambiguation).
AFI - Medicate cover.jpg
Single by AFI
from the album Crash Love
Released August 25, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:22
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Havok, Puget, Carson, Burgan
Producer(s) Joe McGrath
AFI singles chronology
"Carcinogen Crush"
"Beautiful Thieves"
Music sample
A sample of the pre-chorus, chorus, and main riff of the song.

"Medicate" is a song by the American rock band AFI, released as the first single from their 2009 album Crash Love. It was released as a music download through iTunes on August 25, 2009, and made its radio airplay premiere on September 1.[1] It reached #7 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart and #16 on the Rock Songs chart. As part of its promotion the song was included as a playable track in the video games Guitar Hero 5 and Tap Tap Revenge 3, and added as downloadable content to the Rock Band music store.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Medicate" was directed by Paul Minor and premiered October 2, 2009. The video is shot in black and white, with gold color effects added digitally. The video depicts the band performing the song in front of a large projection screen which shows footage of a blonde girl and of the band. During the song's bridge, singer Davey Havok kisses the girl while guitarist Jade Puget lies bleeding on the floor, his blood colored gold through the use of digital effects. This style is very similar to conception of Paco Rabanne's advertisements. Musicians look very fashionable too.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Alternative Songs 7
U.S. Rock Songs 16


  1. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. September 1, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2016.