The Medicine Song

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"The Medicine Song"
Single by Stephanie Mills
from the album I've Got the Cure
Released 1984
Format 7", 12" single
Length 4:52
Label Casablanca Records
Writer(s) David "Hawk" Wolinski
Producer(s) David "Hawk" Wolinski
Stephanie Mills singles chronology
"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"
"The Medicine Song"
"Stand Back "

The Medicine Song is a 1984 dance single by Stephanie Mills. It gave Mills her first number one Dance Chart hit; her previous entry on the chart had been "Pilot Error", which had made it to number three.[1]

"The Medicine Song" stayed at the top spot on the dance chart for one week. The single was her fourth entry to make the Top 10 on the Soul singles chart, peaking at number eight.[2] It also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a Top 30 hit in the UK.


Chart (1984) Peak
UK Singles Chart 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 1
Preceded by
"Let's Go Crazy" / "Erotic City" by Prince
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
October 6, 1984
Succeeded by
"Swept Away" by Diana Ross


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 177. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 401. 
  3. ^ Stephanie Mills chart history