The Cranberries now join a small club of iconic artists to reach this landmark and the video is the fifth most viewed rock video of all time globally according to Louder Sound. We are sure Dolores has a big, proud smile on her face too. Thank you so much to all our fans around the world for supporting us over so many years. Hopefully, you are all safe and well and managing to find some hope and positivity in our music. Little did we think twenty-something years ago that this song would stand the test of time and mean so much too so many. All we can say is thank you to the fans for all they have done for us. Big shout out to all The Cranberries fans around the world — thanks so much.
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It was released in September as the lead single from their second studio album , No Need to Argue , two weeks ahead of the album's release. The song was written by the band's lead singer Dolores O'Riordan and reached No. In , the song was released as an acoustic, stripped-down version on the band's Something Else album. During The Troubles , more than 3, died and tens of thousands were injured in more than 30 years of brutality and complexity. The song was written in response to the death of Johnathan Ball, 3, and Tim Parry, 12, who had been killed in the IRA bombing in Warrington , northwestern England , when two devices hidden in litter bins were detonated. Fifty-four others were injured, some seriously. Because being Irish, it was quite hard, especially in the UK when there was so much tension.
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Title: The Cranberries: Zombie Video The video begins with black and white footage of British soldiers patrolling in Northern Island. The band plays as Dolores O'Riordan sings as she stands painted gold in front of a cross. Written by Shatterdaymorn. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In.
The blast from the second bomb injured dozens of people, but most cruelly claimed the lives of three-year-old Jonathan Ball and year-old Tim Parry: a twin tragedy that shocked and appalled both the UK and Irish public. I took it into rehearsals and picked up the electric guitar and kicked in distortion on the chorus. Even though it was written on an acoustic, it became a bit of a rocker. It would stand out in the live set because of that. However, as the singer pointedly observed in a interview with Vox magazine, the song was written entirely from a humanitarian point of view. That is something that every vocalist and artist should strive for, something honest and raw and real. She masterfully did that.