The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ Hits One Billion Spotify Streams On 30th Anniversary


The Cranberries’ hit ‘Zombie’ has reached one billion streams on Spotify.

How appropriate that it should hit this milestone on the 30th anniversary of its original release in 1993.

Released on 3 October 1993, ‘Zombie’ featured on the band’s second album ‘No Need To Argue’, selling 17 million copies following its release.

This song was originally written by the late Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan as a protest against 1993 Warrington Bombings, and is one of the most iconic hits from an Irish artist of any description of all time.

O’Riordan sadly passed away in 2018.

The Cranberries Thank Fans For “incredible support”

Reacting to the news regarding ‘Zombie’, the Cranberries posted this message via social media.

“We’re thrilled to hear that “Zombie” has just exceeded a billion streams on Spotify. Dolores would be over the moon!”, the Cranberries wrote. “Thanks to all our fans for your incredible support”. 

In 2020, the Cranberries released a remastered version of ‘No Need To Argue’. The band are also set to release a remastered deluxe edition of their record ‘To The Faithful Departed’, which arrived in 1996.

‘Zombie’ has been covered several times over the year, including US singer Miley Cyrus whose cover of the track was met with a huge seal of approval from the Cranberries. See here.

In 2021, the band also shared a special playlist to mark the late Dolores O’Riordan’s 50th birthday. Check out this playlist here.