- 03 Oct 23
The milestone was achieved on the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the single.
The Cranberries' iconic track 'Zombie' has officially hit over one billion streams on Spotify
The band took to Twitter to celebrate the milestone, writing, "We’re thrilled to hear that “Zombie” has just exceeded a billion streams on Spotify. Dolores would be over the moon! Thanks to all our fans for your incredible support."
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) October 3, 2023
Written by the late Dolores O'Riordan in memory of the 1993 Warrington bombings, the protest song is one of the most iconic songs from an Irish artist and was even voted as the greatest Irish song of all time by RTÉ 2fm listeners last year.
The song was originally released on this day exactly thirty years ago in 1993 and was featured in their seminal second album No Need To Argue. Their best-selling album has sold upwards of 17 million copies since its release. O'Riordan sadly passed away in 2018, but her work clearly continues to inspire.
On this day in 1994, The Cranberries released their second studio album “No Need to Argue” featuring singles "Zombie" "Ode to My Family" "I Can't Be with You" and "Ridiculous Thoughts" pic.twitter.com/HNjr4w3dyX
— Jake (the 80s & 90s never ended in my world) Rudh (@JakeRudh) October 3, 2023
The band released a remastered version of their second record No Need To Argue in 2020. They're also due to release a remastered deluxe edition of their 1996 record To the Faithful Departed on vinyl and CD in October.
Hot Press released a book Why Can’t We? that documents the rise of the Cranberries and their enduring impact on the music world and beyond. You can learn more about the book here.