The impact of the death of The Cranberries front woman Dolores O'Riordan is felt worldwide and fans of the band are dealing with it by honoring the artist's life-long work: her songs. The Cranberries music streams skyrocketed up the charts just one day following the passing of the Irish rock band's lead singer on Jan. 15.
The Cranberries Songs Soar Through Streaming Services
Nielsen Music crunched the data and found that The Cranberries' songs had 8.7 million total audio and video U.S. streams on Jan. 15. This is a whopping 2,934 percent increase from the previous day's numbers and may be so significant that a couple of their songs might actually make it to the charts next week.
According to Billboard, 3 million of the total streams are from audio streams, while 5.7 million were from video.
Some of the most played songs on audio and video during this time period include "Zombie" with 2 million streams, "Linger" with 1.6 million, "Dreams" with 1.3 million, "Ode to My Family" with 554,000, and "When You're Gone" with 432,000.
The Passing Of O'Riordan
The lead singer of The Cranberries was found unresponsive at the Hilton Hotel in London. The 46-year-old singer and songwriter was pronounced dead at the scene and the police has announced that there is no evidence of foul play. Cause of death has yet to be determined and revealed, but post-mortem will reportedly be out within the week. Inquest is expected to open on Friday, Jan. 19.
O'Riordan is survived by her ex-husband Don Burton and three children.
Fans, Musicians Grieve The Loss Of The Cranberries Frontwoman
Music lovers from all over the world mourn the passing of the beloved lead singer. O'Riordan was not without her troubles, but she is remembered fondly for her contributions in the music industry.
Bono and actor Johnny Depp paid tribute with a performance of Linger during the 60th birthday celebration of Pogues' Shane MacGowan. Immediately after the announcement of her death, fellow musicians and fans flooded social media with tributes on O'Riordan, from Duran Duran to Adele.
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x — James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
In a touching piece published on Rolling Stone, The Cranberries cofounder and guitarist Neil Hogan spoke candidly about his long-time friend who's been in his life for 29 years.
"We were about to start the next album in the coming months — along with some shows we were looking at," Hogan says. "We had hoped the first of these would have been this March."
He added that the two of them spoke just the previous Friday, discussing the possibility of getting back to work. While this may not come into fruition, O'Riordan's music will continue to inspire and influence audiences worldwide.
"There are only a few artists who get to have maybe one song they are remembered by," Hogan shares. "Dolores has so many. It's a great legacy."