"Zombie" is a song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1994. The song was originally recorded in the key of E minor. It was written by the lead vocalist Dolores O'Riordan as a response to the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, England, which resulted in the death of two children. The song addresses political violence and the impact it has on society. "Zombie" became one of The Cranberries' most successful songs, reaching the top 10 in many countries worldwide. The powerful vocals of Dolores O'Riordan and the band's alternative rock sound contributed to its popularity. Notably, the music video for "Zombie" was directed by Samuel Bayer, known for his work with Nirvana and Green Day. The melody of the song features a distinctive and haunting guitar riff combined with O'Riordan's emotive vocals.