Disease (song)

Disease (song)
Single by Matchbox Twenty
from the album More Than You Think You Are
Released September 30, 2002
Format CD single / Audio cassette
Recorded 2002
Genre Post grunge
Length 3:43
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rob Thomas
Mick Jagger
Producer Matt Serletic
Matchbox Twenty singles chronology
"Last Beautiful Girl"

"Disease" is the first single from Matchbox Twenty's third album, More Than You Think You Are. It was co-written by Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas and The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The song peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video

The video, directed by Phil Harder, starts with a man turning on his colorful boombox, then roller skating over a wide section of New York City, with some images on billboards of 1st Rob, then later the whole band (albeit on separate billboards). At the 2nd chorus, we see the band performing in what appears ironically enough to be a disco hall, complete with ball. They are surrounded by a crowd dancing along, and to begin the 3rd chorus, Rob slides off the stage on all fours onto the dance floor past the crowd. At the end of the song, the roller skater shuts off his beat box and then proceeds up some stairs, presumably to his home.

Chart positions

Charts Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 31
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 4
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 15
UK Singles Chart 50

Track listing

  • Australian Release (2002)
  1. "Disease" - 3:43
  2. "Push" (Country Version - from VH1 'storytellers') - 3:40
  3. "Crutch" (from VH1 'storytellers') - 3:17

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