The Cranberries Celebrate 'Zombie' Reaching A Billion Views On YouTube

By Katrina Nattress

April 19, 2020

The members of the Irish rock band Cranb

Nearly two years after Dolores O'Riordan tragically passed away, The Cranberries' "Zombie" video has reached 1 billion views on YouTube, making them the first Irish band to reach the coveted milestone.

Over the weekend, the band's surviving members and O'Riordan's family celebrated the feat on Instagram.

“For ‘Zombie’ to reach 1 billion views has been a long road and another milestone for the band. Little did we think twenty something years ago that this song would stand the test of time and mean so much to so many," guitarist Noel Hogan wrote. "All we can say is thank you to the fans for all they have done for us.”

“This is truly a monumental achievement making it one of only a handful of songs from before 2000 and the first ever from and Irish band to achieve a billion views on the channel," O'Riordan's family added. "It’s a testament to her pure honest creative genius. Sad she isn’t here to witness this colossal milestone but she is no doubt looking down on us all with a proud beaming smile today!”

See the celebratory posts below.

The Cranberries are in good company, joining the likes of Coldplay, Guns N' Roses, Twenty One Pilots, Linkin Park, Queen, Imagine Dragons, Gotye, and most recently, Nirvana, as rockers to break the 1 billion view mark.

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