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The Cranberries Chart Three Tunes in Hot Rock Songs Top 10 After Dolores O’Riordan’s Death

Five songs from The Cranberries' catalog reach Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (dated Jan. 27) following the Jan. 15 of singer Dolores O'Riordan, led by 1994's "Zombie," which re-enters at No. 5.

Five songs from The Cranberries‘ catalog reach Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart (dated Jan. 27) following the Jan. 15 of singer Dolores O’Riordan, led by 1994’s “Zombie,” which re-enters at No. 5.

“Zombie,” which returns for a fifth week on the chart (after making the ranking in 2014 following renewed attention sparked by a cover on NBC’s The Voice), becomes the band’s highest-charting hit on the list, which began in 2009 and allows older songs to chart if they have enough points to appear in the top 25 and have a meaningful reason for their return.


“Zombie” sports across-the-board increases in streams, sales and radio airplay in the tracking week, including 5.3 million streams (up 401 percent) and 21,000 downloads sold (up 1,426 percent) in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. Those sums send the song to No. 3 on Rock Digital Song Sales and No. 4 on Rock Streaming Songs, both new highs for the band.

Two other ’90s Cranberries classics reach the Hot Rock Songs top 10: “Linger,” the Hot Shot Debut at No. 6 (4.2 million streams, 22,000 sold), and “Dreams” at No. 7 (3.5 million streams, 20,000 sold).

The group also charts “Ode to My Family” (No. 17; 1.5 million streams, 4,000 sold) and “When You’re Gone” (No. 25; 1.1 million streams, 3,000 sold).

O’Riordan died Jan. 15 at age 46 in London. A cause of death has not been determined.