Need You Tonight / Mediate combines two songs, "Need You Tonight" and "Mediate". "Need You Tonight" combines live action and different kinds of animation in its video. For "Mediate", it segues into a tribute to Bob Dylan's "Subterrean Homesick Blues". The members flip cue cards with words from the song, followed by a Kirk Pengilly saxophone solo. Beneath the lyric "a special date" in the "Mediate" portion of the video, the cue card shown reads "9-8-1945". This refers to the date 9 August 1945 which was the date the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. As the date is in the Australian format, with the day first and month second, American observers sometimes confuse the date for 8 September 1945.
The video won five MTV Video Music Awards including Video of The Year and was ranked at number twenty-one on MTV's countdown of the 100 greatest videos of all time.