This is the fourth single by the British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, from her eponymous debut album. She wrote the song with John Beck and Steven Chrisanthou and it was released on March 7, 2011.
The song includes the lyrics, "Oh, Mr. Medicine/I will take anything/what do you recommend?" Viva magazine asked the singer if this Medicine is a metaphoric Mr., or represents an actual person in her life? Doolittle replied: "It's a secret! Everyone has tried to work out who or what Mr. Medicine is, but I'll give you a clue: it rhymes with Mr. Medicine!"
The singer hasn't been any more forthcoming about the song in other interviews. Beatweek magazine asked Doolittle if it's a "sarcastic take on the whole medicine thing." She replied: "Everyone thinks it's about drugs but it's not. It's actually the only song that I haven't told anyone what it's about yet, because no one seems to have guessed and I just can't believe it because it's so obvious."Guess its time to get our rhyming dictionary out and look up "Mr. Medicine!"
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.