Medicine (Jennifer Lopez song)

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"Medicine"
Jennifer Lopez - Medicine.png
Single by Jennifer Lopez featuring French Montana
ReleasedApril 3, 2019
GenreJazz-hop[1]
Length2:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Stargate
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"Limitless"
(2018)
"Medicine"
(2019)
"Baila Conmigo"
(2019)
French Montana singles chronology
"Ya Nour El Ein"
(2018)
"Medicine"
(2019)
"Slide"
(2019)
Music video
"Medicine" on YouTube
Lopez performing "Medicine" as the opening number to her It's My Party tour.

"Medicine" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez featuring Moroccan-American rapper French Montana. It was written by Lopez, Kimberly Krysiuk, Varren Wade, Moses Ayo Samuels, Olaniyi Michael Akinkunmi, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Karim Kharbouch. "Medicine" was released as a single on April 3, 2019.[2] It marks Lopez's first release under Hitco Entertainment,[3] and her third collaboration with French Montana, following "Same Girl" and "I Luh Ya Papi", both of which appeared on Lopez's eighth studio album A.K.A (2014).

Background[edit]

On working with French Montana again, Lopez said "I love collaborating with people from the Bronx, it makes me feel at home, like a special connection", adding: "At the core I’m still Jenny from the Block. And this new track brought that out."[4] The singer described "Medicine" as a "very sassy song, very kind of woman empowerment", noting: "[It’s] kind of giving you taste of what you give out, letting guys know that we’re not going to take any junk."[5]

Release[edit]

Lopez announced the song on social media on March 21, 2019, sharing the cover art and pre-order link.[2] On April 3, 2019, Lopez debuted the song live on The Morning Mash-Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 Celebrity Session.[6] The cover art was noted for Lopez's use of Designer Heidi Lee's Endless Echo Hat that was previously worn by a man known as Di Mondo on the red carpet of the Chilean 2013 Viña del Mar International Song Festival.[7]

Critical response[edit]

Idolator's Mike Wass compared the song favorably to Lopez's previous singles, "Get Right" (2005) and "Do It Well" (2007), due to its "heavy percussion", stating that it feels "familiar to old-school fans."[8] Jacqueline Reed of NPR also compared the song to "Get Right", writing: "The jazz-hop melody and layered brass and drum action (...) of this new single makes for an empowering, timeless track that could easily find its place either on the tracklist of Rebirth or in today's day and age."[1] Rania Aniftos of Billboard described the track as "infectious".[9]

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, making it Lopez's 17th number-one single on this chart therefore putting her in a three-way tie between Mariah Carey and Kristine W in sixth place respectively for most number ones on the chart.[10]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Medicine" features a white carnival theme, in which Lopez "is depicted as the ring leader of a white monochromatic freak show" that includes fortune tellers, a 50-foot cake and a moving carousel.[11] The full video premiered on both YouTube and during an episode of her NBC television series World of Dance on April 7, 2019.[12] It marked Lopez's first time working with director Jora Frantzis.[5] Her wardrobe in the video includes a jumpsuit designed by Zuhair Murad.[5]

On May 17, 2019, Lopez released a second video for the song's remix, "Medicine (Steve Aoki from The Block Remix)" featuring Steve Aoki.[13][14]

Performances[edit]

Lopez performed the song live for the first time during Today, at Rockefeller Plaza on May 6th in New York City as part of the shows Citi Concert Series. Lopez was the opening act and kicked off the event performing the song as part of a medley that also included 2011's "On the Floor" and "Jenny from the Block" (2002).[15] The song also serves as the opening number to Lopez's It's My Party Tour.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Tidal.<rref>https://listen.tidal.com/album/106501789/credits</ref>

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various April 3, 2019 Original [17]
United States April 9, 2019 Contemporary hit radio [30]
Various April 27, 2019 Digital download DJ Pack [18]
May 17, 2019
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Steve Aoki from the Block Remix [19]
June 21, 2019 Remixes [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reed, Jacqueline (April 10, 2019). "'Medicine' To Make You Feel 'Inmortal': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week". NPR Music. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Wish I could give you guys a taste of my new single, Medicine, ft. @frenchmontana 😏. I CAN'T WAIT for you guys to hear it. Want to be the first to listen? Pre-save on @Spotify". March 21, 2019. Archived from the original on March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Live Nation Entertainment (March 22, 2019). "World's Hottest Entertainer Jennifer Lopez Reveals Tantalizing Details of North American It's My Party Tour to Celebrate Milestone Birthday with Fans". PR Newswire. United States. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Wass, Mike (April 4, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Medicine,' New LP & 'Hustlers' On Beats 1". Idolator. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Mizoguchi, Karen (April 8, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her Bare Derrière in Carnival-Themed Music Video for 'Medicine'". People. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez talks new single 'Medicine' and more with The Morning Mash Up". Sirius XM Satellite Radio. April 3, 2019. Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jennifer López sorprende usando máscara de Di Mondo". 24horas.cl. March 21, 2019. Archived from the original on March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (April 3, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez Teams Up With French Montana For 'Medicine'". Idolator. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Aniftos, Rania (April 5, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez Teases Carnival-Themed Music Video for 'Medicine': Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dance Songs: Top Dance Music Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Tracy, Brianne (April 5, 2019). "Watch a Sneak Peek of Jennifer Lopez's Glamorous Carnival-Themed New 'Medicine' Music Video". People. Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  12. ^ Iasimone, Ashley (April 7, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez Releases 'Medicine' Video With French Montana: Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Jennifer Lopez (May 17, 2019), Jennifer Lopez & Steve Aoki - Medicine (Steve Aoki from the Block Remix), archived from the original on July 31, 2019, retrieved July 13, 2019
  14. ^ Rubin, Elana (May 17, 2019). "Jennifer Lopez, 49, Works A Stripper Pole In Nothing But A Vest Top & Thong In Wild New 'Medicine' Remix Video". Hollywood Life. Archived from the original on June 4, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "Jennifer Lopez sings 'Medicine' live on the TODAY plaza". TODAY.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  16. ^ Browning, Justine (July 16, 2019). "The lights go up on Jennifer Lopez's It's My Party tour in triumphant post-blackout concert". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  17. ^ a b https://music.apple.com/us/album/medicine-single/1457546629
  18. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ a b https://music.apple.com/us/album/medicine-steve-aoki-from-the-block-remix-single/1463028597
  20. ^ a b https://music.apple.com/us/album/medicine-remixes-single/1469033452
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  22. ^ "Top 20 Bolivia – Del 15 al 21 de Abril, 2019". Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  23. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  24. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
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  27. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Chart History". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
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  29. ^ "Dance Club Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 5, 2019. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  30. ^ "All Access Future Mainstream Radio Releases". Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.