Zombie" is a protest song by Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, written about the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, and in memory of two young victims, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry. It was released in September 1994 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. 1 on the charts of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Iceland, as well as on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It won the "Best Song" award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. The song was voted by Triple J listeners as No. 1 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1994 chart.
In 2017, the song was released as an acoustic, stripped-down version on the band's Something Else album. In April 2020 it became the first song by an Irish band to surpass one billion views on YouTube. As of April 2020, Zombie has been streamed 472 million times on Spotify and has sold 778,942 copies in United Kingdom.
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