No Need to Argue

No Need to Argue
Studio album by The Cranberries
Released October 3, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Alternative rock
Length 52:30/73:50 (2002 re-release)
Label Island
Producer Stephen Street
The Cranberries chronology
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
No Need to Argue
To the Faithful Departed
Singles from No Need to Argue
  1. "Zombie"
    Released: September 1994
  2. "Ode to My Family"
    Released: 21 November 1994
  3. "I Can't Be With You"
    Released: 14 February 1995
  4. "Ridiculous Thoughts"
    Released: 31 July 1995
  5. "Dreaming My Dreams"
    Released: November 1995
    (Promo only - UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Music Emissions 7/10 stars[2]

No Need to Argue is the second studio album by Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1994. It was the band's most successful album, and has sold about 17 million copies worldwide. It contains the band's most successful single to date, "Zombie". The album's mood is darker than that on Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?. It shows a more mature performance by lyricist and vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, writing about war, death, love and disappointment. Her voice is clearer, without the previous album's double and triple voice layering. In some of the songs, the band decided to take on a rockier and heavier side, using distortion and increasing the volume. The song "Yeat's Grave" [sic] is about William Butler Yeats, and quotes one of his poems, No Second Troy. The hit song "Zombie", written by lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, is according to her about the IRA bombings in 1993 that resulted in the death of two children.[3]


Track listing

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan, all music composed by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan except tracks 4, 7, 10-13 which are by Dolores O'Riordan.

No. Title Length
1. "Ode to My Family"   4:30
2. "I Can't Be With You"   3:07
3. "Twenty One"   3:07
4. "Zombie"   5:06
5. "Empty"   3:26
6. "Everything I Said"   3:52
7. "The Icicle Melts"   2:54
8. "Disappointment"   4:14
9. "Ridiculous Thoughts"   4:31
10. "Dreaming My Dreams"   3:37
11. "Yeat's Grave"   2:59
12. "Daffodil Lament"   6:14
13. "No Need to Argue"   2:54
Total length:

Re-release bonus tracks

The album was re-released in 2002, under the title No Need to Argue (The Complete Sessions 1994–1995). This version of the album featured bonus tracks as well as B-sides from the singles that lifted off the album.

No. Title Length
14. "Away"   2:38
15. "I Don't Need"   3:32
16. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (by Burt Bacharach and Hal David) 2:41
17. "So Cold in Ireland"   4:45
18. "Zombie" (Camel's Hump mix) 7:54
Total length:

Certifications, peaks & sales

Country Peak Position Certification (If Any) Sales/shipments
Australia 1
Austria 1 Platinum [4] 50,000+
Canada 3 5x Platinum [5] 500,000+
Finland Gold [6] 31,876+
Europe 5x Platinum [7] 5,000,000+
France 1 Diamond[8] 1,000,000+
Germany 1 Platinum [9] 500,000+
Netherlands 2 Platinum [10] 80,000+
Switzerland 2 Platinum [11] 50,000+
United Kingdom 2 3x Platinum [12] 900,000+
United States 6 7x Platinum [13] 7,000,000+


  • "Away" was featured in the american movie Clueless (film).
  • "Ridiculous Thoughts", "Away", "I Don't Need" and "No Need to Argue" were featured in the British movie Butterfly Kiss.[14]
  • "Ode to My Family" and "Empty" were featured in episodes the american series Party of Five.


Preceded by
Wired World of Sports II by The 12th Man
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
29 January – 4 February 1995
Succeeded by
Smash by The Offspring

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