Bad Wolves cover of Cranberries' 'Zombie' goes platinum in the US
A fitting testament to one of the finest Irish songs ever written.
In January of this year, Dolores O'Riordan had been set to record her vocals for the Bad Wolves' cover of Cranberries' classic 'Zombie' on the day that she passed away.
The song was then released with a video that paid tribute to the original, and Bad Wolves travelled to Ireland to perform their take on The Late Late Show.
The track went on to be a roaring success, and this month it passed one million in sales, "making Bad Wolves the sole rock band to obtain a platinum certification for a 2018 release."
Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states, "We are deeply humbled and overwhelmed by the continued success of our rendition of “Zombie”. For many artists reaching platinum status in and of itself is a dream come true. But the greater story here is YOU. All the fans on every single continent - without your passion and enthusiasm none of this would be possible.”
The track hit #1 on Spotify's viral chart in over 40 countries countries, went to #1 on the iTunes overall songs chart and iTunes rock and metal charts, and reigned atop the US Rock radio chart for three straight weeks.
Vext continued, “This year the global rock community came together to support our efforts to turn a tragic loss into something hopeful. This resounding effect with music fans around the world for the better part of a year now is a strong testament of Dolores’ timeless song writing and the message of the song being as relevant today as it’s ever been. We are truly grateful."
The band presented O'Riordan's children with a cheque for $250,000 earlier this year, donating their proceeds from the track.
You can check out their take on an Irish classic below. You won't regret it.