Linger (song)

Linger (song)

Single infobox |
Name = Linger

Artist = The Cranberries
from Album = Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Released = 1993
Format = CD
Recorded = 1993
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:34
Writer = Dolores O'Riordan, Noel Hogan
Label = Island Records
Producer = Stephen Street
Chart position = #8 (US)
14 (UK)
Reviews =
Last single = "Dreams"
This single = "Linger"
Next single = "Zombie"
Misc =Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Audio file = Linger by The Cranberries.ogg
"Linger" is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries. The song, which has an acoustic arrangement featuring a string section, became the band's first major hit, peaking at #8 in the US and #14 in the UK.

In the documentary '99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll, O'Riordan says that the song is about her first serious kiss.

Tracks on the single

CD Release
* Linger (Album Version)
* Liar (Non Album)
* Them (Non Album)
* Reason (Non Album)

45 Releases:
* Linger/Dreams
* Linger/Them


In Adam Sandler's 2006 film "Click", the song is featured first in a flashback, and later in a wedding scene featuring a cameo by Dolores O'Riordan. Both "Linger" and "The Cranberries" are mentioned.


Brazilian TV host Angélica (famous for hit "Vou de Táxi") sing a cover version called "Se A Gente Se Entender", that sold well on Brazilian charts: was #82 on the radio according with Hot 100 Brasil. The song has a music video too. Chicago punk band Screeching Weasel covered the song on their album Emo.

Popular culture

*Linger came in #86 on the VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.

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