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The Cranberries is an Irish rock band that got popularity in the 1990s. The band has performed with, among other things, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC, and in 1995 gave the album No Need To Argue them the international break-through.

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Band Members[Edit]Edit

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Noel and Mike Hogan, two brothers from Limerick, Ireland in 1990 started a band with drummer Fergal Lawler. The band was originally named The Cranberry Saw Us, a pun on cranberry sauce. Dolores O'Riordan auditioned for the role of lead-singer and won, and wrote the text for "Lamb". Her voice, ranging from sharp to powerful and from top to bottom, is the essential characteristic of the sound of the band.

Their homemade demo tape did well locally and the band soon took a strap on what got a lot of popularity and interest of the critics. After a big fight over The Cranberries, signed to Island Records music contractors. After an unsuccessful first single, the band broke with her manager. Their second single, Lamar, and their debut albumEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? was a huge success in the United States and later also in Britain. The next single, Dreams, was also a hit and reached 14th in the u.s. charts.

In 1994 married Dolores O'Riordan with Don Burton, the tour manager for the band. O'Riordan's status as front woman of the band started to cause tensions within the group while No Need To Argue, their second album, was produced. On this album, the hit single Zombieis also a protest against the violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. The album brought the band an immense popularity across Europe and the us.

While there were already rumors about O'Riordan's impending departure from the band, the album was released To The Faithful Departed . The album sold well, despite some negative reviews, but not as good as the previous album. During the subsequent years went more and more rumors about the possible break-up of the band and was a great tour cancelled. In 1999 the album Bury The Hatchet came from.

In 2001 , the band released the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee out. It debuted at number 46 in the u.s. charts.

A "Best Of ..."-compilation called Stars was released in 2002, along with a dvd with innovative music videos, which even in the prices have fallen. [source?]

In 2004 , the band members announced they would take a break to give attention to their individual careers. Dolores O'Riordan had earlier that year the title song from the film The Passion of The Christ Sung, Ave Maria. Her solo album Are You Listening? , was released on 7 May 2007. Noel Hogans new project is the "Mono Band".

The Cranberries have decided to postpone the next album. After more than twelve years of incessant tours and promotions, more than 38 million albums sold and given concerts for hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world, found the band that it was time for a break.

In August 2009, Dolores O'Riordian her second solo album from No Baggage . Dolores and the original band members were also known to have for the first time in seven years would come back together for a live tour, which began in late 2009 and early 2010 in North America came to Europe. On March 23, 2010 were The Cranberries in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

On 27 February 2012 appeared, for the first time in over eleven years, a new studio album: Roses.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we? 01-03-1993 -
No need to argue 03-10-1994 12-11-1994 2 58
Zombie live 1994 - ep
Loud and clear 1999 - ep
To the faithful departed 26-04-1996 11-05-1996 8 24
Bury the hatchet 19-04-1999 01-05-1999 8 28
Wake up and smell the coffee 22-10-2001 27-10-2001 24 4
Treasure box – The complete sessions 1991-1999 02-04-2002 - Compilation album
Stars-The best of 1992-2002 16-09-2002 28-09-2002 31 13 Compilation album
The best of: The Cranberries: 20th century masters: millennium collection 27-09-2005 - Compilation album
Gold 18-03-2008 - Compilation album
Bualadh Bos – The Cranberries live 05-01-2010 - Live Album
Icon: The Cranberries 31-08-2010 - Compilation album
Roses 24-02-2012 25-02-2012 38 5
Album with chart positions (and)

in the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
No need to argue 1994 01-04-1995 2 32
To the faithful departed 1996 11-05-1996 4 22
Bury the hatchet 1999 01-05-1999 11 11
Wake up and smell the coffee 2001 03-11-2001 49 1
Stars-The best of 1992-2002 2002 28-09-2002 11 9 Compilation album
Roses 2012 03-03-2012 39 5

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Uncertain 28-10-1991 - ep
Dreams 29-09-1992 -
Lamar 02-1993 -
Lamar 01-1994 - Reissue
Dreams 04-1994 - Reissue
Zombie 01-09-1994 19-11-1994 2 16 No. 3 in the Single Top 100
Ode to my family 21-11-1994 11-02-1995 19 6 No. 22 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
I can't be with you 14-02-1995 08-04-1995 tip18 -
Ridiculous thoughts 31-07-1995 25-11-1995 tip12 -
Free to decide 01-03-1996 -
Salvation 06-04-1996 11-05-1996 39 3 No. 36 in the Single Top 100
When you're gone 11-1996 -
Hollywood 01-05-1997 -
Promises 22-03-1999 10-04-1999 tip2 - No. 42 in the Single Top 100
Animal instinct 05-07-1999 17-07-1999 tip12 - No. 79 in the Single Top 100
Just my imagination 20-09-1999 -
You and me 03-2000 -
Analyze 08-10-2001 - No. 76 in the Single Top 100
Time is ticking out 02-2002 -
This is the day 16-07-2002 -
Stars 07-10-2002 -
Tomorrow 05-12-2011 -
Single with chart positions (and)

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Zombie 1994 01-04-1995 24 6 No. 1 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Ode to my family 1994 - No. 12 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Salvation 1996 27-04-1996 32 7

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Lamar - - - - - - - - 901 - 1239 1051 927 1030 946
Ode to my family - - - - - - - - - - 1604 - 1450 1318 1374
Zombie - - - - - - - 1040 245 944 308 285 223 241 246

DVDs and videos[Edit]Edit

  • Children Of Bosnia
  • Live-Live At The Astoria (VHS) (1994)
  • Beneath The Skin-Live In Paris (dvd) (2001)
  • Stars-The Best of 1992-2002 (dvd) (2002)
  • Live-Live At The Astoria (dvd) (2005)

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