Released in 1994, by the Irish band the Cranberries, this protest song was inspired by an IRA bombing attack a year earlier. The song also references the 1916 Easter Rising, the first major armed uprising of the Irish Republic period.
The song quickly hit top 40 world wide and rose to to #1 on the charts in Australia, Belgium, France, Denmark and Germany. The single also went on to beat Michael Jackson and TLC for “Best Song” at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards.
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