In 1994, The Cranberries released their second studio album titled No Need to Argue. The lead single from the album was Zombie, a protest song written in memory of two young victims (Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry) who were killed in the 1993 Warrington bombings in Warrington, Cheshire, England.
Zombie was their most successful song on the charts peaking at number one on the Billboard Modern Rock charts as well as hitting number one on the charts in Australia, France, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, and Germany. It won the Best Song Award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Tragically, lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died in January 2018 from an accidental drowning in a bath due to alcohol intoxication.
Here’s a look back at the music video for Zombie from 1994 as well as an awesome live performance of Zombie from Woodstock ’94!