Free to Decide

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"Free to Decide"
Single by The Cranberries
from the album To the Faithful Departed
B-side The Picture I View
Released March 1996
Format CD single
7" single
Recorded November - December 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:26
Label Island
Writer(s) Dolores O'Riordan
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbain and The Cranberries
The Cranberries singles chronology
"Free to Decide"
"When You're Gone"
To the Faithful Departed track listing
"When You're Gone "
"Free to Decide"
"War Child"

"Free to Decide" is a 1996 song recorded by the Irish band The Cranberries. It is the second single from their third studio album To The Faithful Departed.

The song achieved minor chart success in most of the European countries where it was released, but saw its greatest success in the Canadian charts, peaking at #2 on the RPM Top Singles Chart.

In 2017, the song was released as acoustic, striped down version on the band's Something Else album.[1]

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single [2]
  1. "Free To Decide" - (4.25)
  2. "Salvation" (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl) - (2:23)
  3. "Bosnia" - (5:37)
Spain CD single [3]
  1. "Free To Decide" - (4.25)
  2. "Cordell" - (3:41)
  3. "The Picture I View" - (2:29)
Europe CD single [4]
  1. "Free To Decide" - (4:25)
  2. "Salvation" (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl) - (2:22)
  3. "Sunday" (Live at The Point, Dublin) - (3:13)
  4. "Dreaming My Dreams" (Live at The Point, Dublin) - (4:34)


Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 43
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 2
France (SNEP)[7] 43
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 94
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[11] 39
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 33
US Billboard Adult Top 40[14] 17
US Billboard Hot 100 22
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 8