Free to Decide

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"Free to Decide"
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Single by The Cranberries
from the album To the Faithful Departed
B-side "The Picture I View"
Released 25 August 1996
Format CD single
7" single
Recorded November–December 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:26
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Dolores O'Riordan
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbain and The Cranberries
The Cranberries singles chronology
"Salvation"
(1996)
"Free to Decide"
(1996)
"When You're Gone"
(1997)

"Salvation"
(1996)
"Free to Decide"
(1996)
"When You're Gone"
(1997)

"Free to Decide" is a 1996 song recorded by the Irish band The Cranberries, 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 on the Canadian chart, peaking at number two on the RPM Top Singles chart.

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

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marty Callner and was shot in a desert. Dolores O'Riordan escapes from the press and drives in her jeep as her band performs with yellow walls behind them. Dolores appears in a white outfit singing the song in a birdcage and dancing by a giant picture frame. At the end of the video, the last 30 seconds plays the interlude where the whole video reverses back to the beginning.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single

  1. "Free to Decide" – 4:25
  2. "Salvation" (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl) – 2:23
  3. "Bosnia" – 5:37

Spain CD single

  1. "Free to Decide" – 4:25
  2. "Cordell" – 3:41
  3. "The Picture I View" – 2:29

Europe CD single

  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

Charts[edit]

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