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Bad Medicine
Bad Medicine cover
{{{Type}}} by Bon Jovi
Released September 3, 1988
Recorded 1988
Length 5:16 (album version)
3:54 (single version)
Label Mercury
Producer Bruce Fairbairn
Bon Jovi chronology
"Edge of a Broken Heart"
"Bad Medicine"
"Born to Be My Baby"

Bad Medicine is a number-one single by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child. It was released in 1988 as the lead single from the band's massively successful album New Jersey. The song is 5 minutes and 17 seconds long.

Music videoEdit

There are two videos for the song, one with the band live in concert, and a more well-known live video in which a crowd of young people waiting in line to get into the video shoot is asked by Sam Kinison if they (the public) "can make a better Bon Jovi video than these guys can." The crowd gives a very enthusiastic response, and members of the crowd are given hand-held cameras and invited onstage to help shoot the video.


Country Peak
Flag of Australia Australia 4[1]
Flag of Belgium Belgium (Flandres) 31[2]
Flag of Germany Germany 54[3]
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 10[4]
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 2[5]
Flag of Sweden Sweden 20[6]
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 14[7]
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 17[8]
Flag of the United States United States 1[9]

External linksEdit


  1. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  2. ULTRATOP Vlaanderen: Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  3. Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  4. Dutch Charts: Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  5. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  6. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  7. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  8. Official Charts Archive: Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
  9. Billboard Hot 100: Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine