Artist Name: Franz Ferdinand

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Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand is a Scottish rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2002 and played an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals) until 2016 when McCarthy left them. The next year Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band.

The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which entered the UK album chart at #3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinée" and "This Fire". The band has also received several Grammy Award nominations.

The band is named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination was one of the main reasons for the start of the First World War. The band decided on the name after seeing a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand win the Northumberland Plate in 2001, eventually coming to the decision as the alliteration and sound of the name appealed to them.

- Discography
Franz Ferdinand (2004)
You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009)
Right Thoughts,Right Words, Right Action (2013)

Top Track of Atist: Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,638,080
11,448,334
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

767,660
4,549,987
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

718,822
3,637,130
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,298
3,038,504
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

612,681
4,268,745
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

603,738
2,770,778
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

588,686
4,055,684
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,396
2,751,819
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,189
2,923,467
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,960
3,150,132
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

556,070
3,170,725
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,289
2,574,864
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,029
2,313,740
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,911
2,207,119
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,989
2,196,573
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,367
1,827,798
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

385,045
2,070,153
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,189
1,880,829
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,651
1,641,855
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,270
1,579,027
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,237
1,562,543
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,346
1,601,897
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

318,036
1,531,408
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,535
1,679,772
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,686
2,010,233
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,848
1,810,184
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,047
1,689,862
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,187
1,453,757
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,269
1,661,612
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,876
1,058,027
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,413
1,466,759
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,797
1,483,860
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,018
1,238,234
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,686
992,298
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

175,782
1,142,876
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

159,968
1,114,582
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,618
676,865
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,345
907,538
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,440
448,339
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,035
426,704
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,170
626,389
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,513
606,651
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,254
366,384
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,945
525,255
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,541
263,976
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,751
388,163
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