Analyse (The Cranberries song)

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Analyse (cranberries single).jpg
Single by The Cranberries
from the album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
B-side"Analyse" (Oceanic Remix)
Released17 September 2001
FormatCD single
GenrePop rock
Length4:14 (album version)
3:58 (radio edit)
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Dolores O'Riordan
Producer(s)Stephen Street
The Cranberries singles chronology
"You and Me"
"Time Is Ticking Out"

"Analyse" is a pop rock song recorded by Irish band The Cranberries. It was the first single from their fifth studio album, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, released in 2001. The promotional video, directed by Keir McFarlane, had to be edited in consequence of the 9/11 attacks, which was partly responsible for the single's low chart positions in their native Ireland (number 28, their eleventh and last Top 40 hit there) and the UK (number 89, their first single to miss the top 40 since "Animal Instinct"), but became a Top 5 hit in Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Remixes and other releases[edit]

Music producer Marius de Vries was commissioned to remix "Analyse". The remix, which is called the "Oceanic remix", is a chill-out version of the original song with light electronica elements and piano additions. While an edited version was made available on some commercial singles, the long version was released only on promotional CDs. Previously, The Cranberries also released an airy and distorted mix of Zombie, called "Camel's Hump Mix", on the "When You're Gone" single and some slightly different mixes of "How" ("Linger" single) and "Pretty" (Prêt-à-Porter soundtrack).De Vries also remixed the band's next single, "Time Is Ticking Out".

Acoustic versions of "Analyse" were released on two US radio compilations. The first one, featured on KBCO Studio C, Volume 13, was recorded at the Boulder-based radio station KBCO on August 16, 2001,[1] while the second one was recorded at Studio C of the Minneapolis-based radio station KTCZ-FM on August 20, 2001 and featured on the Cities 97 Sampler Volume 13.[2]

The studio version "Analyse" was to be released on the Sweet November soundtrack, but was ultimately not included due to the timing of the album release.[3] The song was used in the 2002 ABC pilot, Nancy Drew.

Music video[edit]

A promotion video, directed by Keir McFarlane, was planned to be released in September 2001. The original video, which pictured O'Riordan performing atop a building as a plane flew over two skyscrapers, was recalled from media after having been sent to the world's major video networks before the 9/11 attacks in New York.[4] An edited version, where all airplane images were erased, was sent back to media on 1 October 2001.[5] Both versions of the video are featured on the Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–2002 DVD.

Track listings[edit]

2-track single[6]
  1. "Analyse" (LP version) – 4:14
  2. "Wanted" (Live in Paris '99) – 1:57
3-track single (UK)
  1. "Analyse" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Analyse" (Oceanic radio edit) – 3:55
  3. "I Can't Be with You" (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin – November 11, 2000) – 3:21
There is a misprint about the year of the Vicar Street recording (2000, not 2001).


Chart (2001) Peak
Brazil (ABPD)[9] 55
France (SNEP)[10] 57
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 28
Italy (FIMI)[12] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 76
Portugal (AFP)[14] 5
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[15] 66
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[16] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 89
US Billboard Adult Top 40[19] 26


  1. ^ KBCO Studio C - Volume 13 Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  2. ^ Cities 97 Website. Cities 97 Sampler Volume 13. Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  3. ^ No Crans on “Sweet November” Soundtrack? Archived February 10, 2013, at, January 5th, 2001. Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  4. ^ Chart Attack. The Cranberries Video Pulled[permanent dead link], September 25, 2001. Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  5. ^ Zombieguide, "Cranberries' Re-Edited Video 'Analyse' Rushed Back to Broadcasters" Archived February 11, 2013, at, September 30, 2001.
  6. ^ Discogs, The Cranberries Analyse 2-track single. 155 873-2.
  7. ^ Discogs, The Cranberries, Analyse Maxi-single. 155 874-2.
  8. ^ Zombieguide's Complete Cranberries Discography, Analyse: The Remixes Archived December 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. CRANCDP1.
  9. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Analyse", in various singles charts Archived October 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved May 26, 2009)
  11. ^ Irish Single Chart Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved May 26, 2009)
  12. ^ " – The Cranberries – Analyse". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ " – The Cranberries – Analyse" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Analyse", in various singles charts Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  15. ^ Romanian Top 100 Archived July 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ " – The Cranberries – Analyse" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ " – The Cranberries – Analyse". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ Billboard (Retrieved May 26, 2009)