'Zombie', released by the Cranberries in 1994, has become the first song recorded by an Irish act to pass one billion views on YouTube.
Not only that, the song is just one of six songs released in the 20th century to reach one billion views on the streaming platform. The news broke in the past hour, with the Cranberries leading a campaign to get 'Zombie' to the milestone over the past few days.
"We are so delighted with the news that Zombie has reached 1 Billion views on YouTube! 🎉 We are sure Dolores has a big, proud smile on her face too. Thank you so much to all our fans around the world for supporting us over so many years." ❤️
- Fergal Lawler #ZombieToABillion pic.twitter.com/KXTRuo1s6I
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) April 18, 2020
a-Ha's 'Take On Me', Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', and Guns 'N Roses' 'Sweet Child O'Mine' and 'November Rain' are the other five songs to hit the billion mark from the 20th century.
Released in 1994, 'Zombie' was written in response to the Warrington bombings in 1993, with the original video for the song being banned by the BBC at the time of its release.
Here's the video.