Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Legendary Protest Song ‘Zombie’ Crosses 1 Billion Views On Youtube

The legendary protest song, written by Dolores O’Riordan and performed by her Irish band The Cranberries, has long reigned as one of the more powerful political music pieces of the last few decades.

‘Zombie’ had a rough start as a music video because it was initally banned from being shown on the BBC because of images of children playing with guns and other weapons.

2 years after O’Riordan sadly passed away and 26 years after it’s release the song has now reached a new milestone. Over a billion people have now watched the music video on Youtube, placing the band and song in a rather exclusive club among mostly unpolitical songs.

Scrolling through the Wikipedia list of the top 30 most viewed music videos it seems like there is no protest music there. Perhaps a change is coming and the masses now want to hear more important music.

That would be something.

3 Songs Supporting The LGBT Battle in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland people who love certain people have had a rough time so far and at this moment those people can not be blamed for finding the future looking a bit bleak in their country.

The two main parties are not exactly the best of friends and seeing how there was a civil war in the land ending only 20 years ago many wounds have not healed.

Currently same sex marriage is not legal in Northern Ireland despite decades of campaigning and the issue of abortion is still a fight.

For more information on related human rights issues and campaigns in Northern Ireland visit:

Rainbow Project
Belfast Pride
LGBT Northern Ireland
Cara Friend

Also check out Northern Ireland’s first LGBT radio station, JUICE 103.8 FM out of Belfast.