"Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries. It was released in September 1994 as the lead single from the album No Need to Argue. The song was written by Dolores O'Riordan, the singer of the band, and reached No. 1 on the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany. As of January 2015, it has been viewed over 195 million times on YouTube and the number continues to increase.
It won the "Best Song" award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards.
"Zombie" was released as a music video in late 1994. The video was directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Doug Friedman and H.S.I. Productions.
In the video, Dolores O'Riordan is covered in gold makeup and appears in front of a cross. The video also includes clips of children playing, and of British soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (as evident from their thin red line tactical recognition flashes) on patrol in Northern Ireland.