21 facts about
1. In October 1992 the album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” is released for the first time, before its official release in February 1993. What follows is a list from the Official Cranberries Website, concerning the album sales until November 2002:
EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT, SO WHY CAN'T WE? 7,600,000
NO NEED TO ARGUE 16,700,000
TO THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED 6,200,000
BURY THE HATCHET 3,300,000
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE 1,300,000
STARS: THE BEST OF 1992-2002 1,100,000
Overall: 36,200,000 album sales!
songs “Nothing Left At All”, “Reason”, “Them”,
“A Fast One”, “Away”, “Uncertain”, “I Will Always”,
“Disappointment” are thought to have never been performed live by the band
3. Cranberries and TV:
A. They appeared live in the second season of the famous TV series "Charmed" (starring Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs); the band performed "Promises" and "Just my imagination"! Plot of the series: Three sisters discover they have supernatural witch powers that they must use to fight evil.
B. In the pilot of the famous TV series "Alias" (starring Jennifer Garner), the song "Never grow old", the first track from "Wake up and smell the coffee" album, was heard from the stereo of the leading actress and after a while she increased the volume so that it can be louder! "Alias" has won 2 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe! Plot of the series: Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense.
following are the first titles the band gave to the songs of “To The Faithful
Not Hollywood (Hollywood)
Salvation Song (Salvation)
When You're gone
Free to Decide
Yellow Skies (Forever Yellow Skies)
John Lennon Died (I Just Shot John Lennon)
I'm Still Remembering
Yesterday's Gone (a song which never appeared in the album, it is only performed live in MTV Unplugged-1995)
band’s favorite movies are: The Mission, Trainspotting, Se7en, Dracula, Taxi
Driver, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Jacob’s Ladder, James Bond movies ;
band’s favorite snacks are: cornflakes, nachos and popcorn
band’s favorite snacks are: cornflakes, nachos and popcorn
6. Cranberries and Charts in the US/UK:
1993-Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? US #18, UK #64, Billboard Heatseekers #4
1994-Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? UK #1
1994-No Need to Argue UK #2
1995-No Need to Argue US #6
1996-To the Faithful Departed US #4, UK #2
1999-Bury the Hatchet US #13, UK #4, Billboard Top Canadian Albums #1, Billboard Top Internet Albums #1
2001-Wake Up and Smell the Coffee US #46, UK #61, Billboard Top Canadian Albums #8
2002-Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 UK #20
1992-Dreams UK #74
1993-Dreams Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #15
1993-Linger UK #74, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #4
1994-Linger US #8, UK #14, Billboard Adult Contemporary #18, Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #7
1994-Dreams US #42, UK #27, Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #33
1994-Zombie UK #14, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1, Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #32 (in 1995), Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #18 (in 1995)
1994-Ode to My Family UK #26, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #11 (in 1995), Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #35 (in 1995)
1995-I Can't Be With You UK #23
1995-Ridiculous Thoughts UK #20, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #14
1996-Salvation UK #13, Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #25, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1, Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #33
1996-Free to Decide UK #33, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #8, Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #16, Billboard Adult Top-40 #23
1997-Free to Decide/When You're Gone US #22
1997-When You're Gone Billboard Canadian Singles Chart #9, Billboard Top-40 Mainstream #27
1999-Promises UK #13, Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #12, Billboard Canadian Singles Chart #6
1999-Animal Instinct UK #54
2001-Analyse UK #89, Billboard Adult Top-40 #26
is how the title of the band’s debut album came out: Dolores was frustrated
and disappointed by the critics of the band’s first EP “Uncertain” and the
new album by Pearse Gilmore was about to become devastating for the band. So,
one night she goes to see a concert by local groups and looking to all these
talented groups she said to her boyfriend: “Everybody else is doing it, so why
full title of the song “Still Can’t...” from “Everybody Else Is Doing
It, So Why Can’t We?” is “Still Can’t Recognize The Way I Feel”
Note that the song “DREAMS” appears in 3 out of the 7 soundtracks!
is a list of all the video clips the band has made through the years:
(there are totally 3 versions for "Dreams")
To My Family
Can't Be With You
(in this video stars famous actor Elijah Wood)
|Time Is Ticking Out|
|This Is The Day|
***Note that "Hollywood" is the only single that there was no video for it!
11. The first gig with "Cranberry Saw Us" with lead singer Niall Quinn took place on September 18th, 1989 at Flag Cafe in Limerick, Ireland!
12. The demo of "Nothing Left At All" in 1990, sold 300 copies!
13. The first title for the song "No Need to Argue" was "Special"
14. The name of the clown that appears in "Salvation" video is Mickey!
15. The video "Linger" was inspired by the 1965 sci-fi movie "Alphaville"!
16. The video for "Ode to My Family" was filmed in the assistant director's pub called "Blazes"
17. The oldest-written song in "Wake Up & Smell the Coffee" is "Dying Inside" which was written during the "No Need to Argue Tour-1994-95"
18. While filming the video for "Zombie" in Belfast, Ireland, the director Samuel Bayer told the police they were filming a documentary so they could let him continue with the video!
is a listing of all the band’s songs in alphabetical order:
A fast one
Away (two different songs have had this name)
Cape town (Info taken from http://www.zombieguide.com: The song was written about the band's first trip to Cape Town, South Africa, in the summer of 2000. It was originally tentatively titled "Down in Capetown" and was the first revealed title from the "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" sessions)
(They long to be) Close to you
Do you know
Dreaming my dreams
Dying in the sun
Everything I said
Fee fi fo
Forever yellow skies
Free to decide
Go your own way
God be with you
Hollywood (still called Not Hollywood in concert)
Hot dog Neddy
I can't be with you
I don't need
I just shot John Lennon
I really hope
I still do
I will always
I'm still remembering
In the ghetto
Just my imagination
Like you used to
Loud and clear
Never grow old
New New York
No need to argue (originally called Special)
Nothing left at all
Ode to my family
Paparazzi on mopeds
Put me down
So cold in Ireland
Still can't...(recognize the way I feel)
Such a shame
Such a waste
Take my soul away
The icicle melts
The picture I view
The sun does rise
The sweetest thing
This is the day
Time is ticking out
Wake up and smell the coffee
What you were
What's on my mind
When you're gone
Will you remember?
Woman without pride
You and me
follows is a list with B’ Side, rare and unreleased songs by the band:
21. The following info is taken from Limerick Leader:
Cranberries are starring as part of a new cinematic short film entitled, "I'm
From Limerick", created by the town in order to boost citizens' morale
after a strong recent wave of bad press against the city. The video presents
many native-born celebrities relating their pride in their identity as residents
from Limerick is a campaign whose message is directed at and for the people of
Limerick. It is designed to impart a sense of identity and belonging, confidence
and civic pride. The message itself - I'm from Limerick - is simply stated, yet
lends itself to broad application and interpretation," related the city's
center coordinator, Andrew Mawhinney.
short film is being shown in the Irish city's cinemas until the end of the year,
being placed before such blockbusters as Harry Potter II and Lord of the Rings
II. The film is also being shown in primary (elementary) schools in the
community, and the campaign also extends with posters and other propaganda.
local native celebrities joining The Cranberries include Frank McCourt, JP
McManus, Ciarán Carey, Geri Maye, Sam Lynch, Mick Hanly, Vincent Browne, and
Peter Clohessy. The Cranberries' famous track "Dreams" is the
main musical feature in the film, several scenes from the song's music video
city's Mayor John Cronin helped launch the video in the primary schools this
past September, commenting, "I want... people to be more proud of being
from Limerick than anything else, because they should be. I'm from Limerick and
I've always been so proud of that and am delighted to tell anyone I meet that
I'm from Limerick. I want to see others doing that too. This will have a huge
impact on children. It will be right up their alley as it's snappy, enjoyable
and not at all boring for them to watch."
negative "outside" press has blighted the town's reputation, a trend
which the campaign's organizers hope to reverse. "We are turning people's
perception of how we view Limerick around, and are promoting Limerick as a
wonderful place to live in."
of the people and personalities that appear in the video, Mawhinney commented
that "The people in the video come from many walks of life, and were filmed
in a variety of settings in Limerick city and county."
the campaign and the film, which will continue to run for several weeks, are
being funded by both the EU Lodis Project and Dell Computers."