Promises (The Cranberries song)

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"Promises"
Promises single cover .jpg
Single by The Cranberries
from the album Bury the Hatchet
B-side "The Sweetest Thing"
Released 10 March 1999
Genre Post-grunge
Length 5:27 (Album Version)
3:30 (Radio Edit)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Dolores O'Riordan
Producer(s) Benedict Fenner & The Cranberries
The Cranberries singles chronology
"Hollywood"
(1997)
"Promises"
(1999)
"Animal Instinct"
(1999)

"Hollywood"
(1997)
"Promises"
(1999)
"Animal Instinct"
(1999)
Alternate covers
UK CD single 1
UK CD single 1

"Promises" is a rock song by Irish band The Cranberries. It is the first single from the band's fourth album, Bury the Hatchet, released in 1999. The song was the only single from the album to chart in the US and the last single before their hiatus. The song, which has a heavy rock beat with strident lead guitar, deals with the subject of divorce. A music video involving a cowboy confronting a witch/scarecrow hybrid, directed by Olivier Dahan, was released to promote the single. It became their ninth and last UK top 40 hit, reaching number 13 on the UK Singles Charts and number 19 in Ireland. Outside the British Isles, the song peaked atop the charts of Spain and reached the top 20 in Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland, while also charting in several other European countries.

Track listings[edit]

CD single 1 (UK)[1]

  1. Promises (Edit) - 3:30
  2. The Sweetest Thing - 3:33
  3. Linger (Live - August '96) - 4:40

CD single 2 (UK)[2]

  1. Promises (Album version) - 5:27
  2. Dreams (Live at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Oslo) - 4:14
  3. Promises (Live at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Oslo) - 5:08

Maxi-single[3]

  1. Promises (Edit) - 3:30
  2. The Sweetest Thing - 3:33
  3. Promises (Album version) - 5:27
  4. Linger (Live - August '96) - 4:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4][5] 78
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 37
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 21
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[9] 6
France (SNEP)[10] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 45
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 19
Italy (FIMI)[13] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 42
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 17
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 10
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 33
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[9] 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs, Promises UK CD single 1. 572 591-2.
  2. ^ Discogs, Promises UK CD single 2. 572 593-2.
  3. ^ Discogs, Promises Maxi-single. 572 569-2.
  4. ^ "ariaNET The Chart! Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 5th April 1999". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Cranberries – Promises" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cranberries – Promises" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cranberries – Promises" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ a b "The Cranberries > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Cranberries – Promises" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – The Cranberries Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Promises". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cranberries – Promises" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cranberries – Promises". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Cranberries – Promises". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Cranberries – Promises" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cranberries – Promises". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Cranberries – Promises". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.