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The Cranberries single Dreams reaches 3mill radio plays in USA

The Cranberries have reached a milestone mark of three million radio plays in the USA with their debut single, ‘Dreams’. The Cranberries single Dreams.

The Cranberries single Dreams was written by Noel Hogan and Dolores O’Riordan, which was released in 1992 ahead of the Limerick band’s debut studio album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’.

The Cranberries single Dreams has reached the Top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and the Top 30 on the UK charts in early 1994.

Guitarist Noel Hogan tweeted on the night of Monday, October 10, that he had been presented with a special citation of achievement at the BMI Awards in London “in recognition of the great national popularity as measured by over 3 million broadcast performances attained by Dreams”.

The band is without a doubt a huge success, becoming one of the most successful and popular rock bands of the 90’s selling over 40 million albums worldwide achieving four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 Chart and also eight top 20 singles on Modern Rock Tracks.

The band returned to the stage with a bang earlier this year after their four-year break. The four-piece have been touring around Europe all summer at multiple festivals performing both new and old material.

The band has spent some weeks rehearsing in Limericks very own Irish Chamber Orchestra’s building in UL, before their first live performance in Lubin, Poland.

The Cranberries have previously won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, ‘Zombie’ in 1995 and The Juno Award for International Album of the Year, ‘No need to argue’ in 1996.

The Cranberries latest and sixth album, ‘Roses’ was released back in 2012.

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