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)

Sites: FranzFerdinandFans.org.UK (fan site)

Top Track of Atist: Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,619,207
11,223,099
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

762,941
4,509,309
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

715,924
3,612,005
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,087
3,022,585
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

607,474
4,223,402
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

601,884
2,758,552
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

586,602
4,032,220
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

585,599
2,737,384
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

574,107
2,906,111
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

570,356
3,135,372
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

553,920
3,150,000
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

508,659
2,562,582
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

486,594
2,303,302
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

476,508
2,198,256
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,933
2,188,680
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,542
1,821,703
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,169
1,872,948
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

381,045
2,041,092
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,863
1,636,432
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,550
1,573,926
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,572
1,557,616
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,542
1,595,859
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

316,327
1,520,271
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,445
1,671,853
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

274,566
1,998,596
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,049
1,803,440
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,173
1,682,317
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,541
1,448,093
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,696
1,056,455
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,452
1,653,903
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,727
1,461,322
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

222,992
1,477,316
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,402
1,232,456
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,228
988,860
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

171,689
1,109,391
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

156,837
1,085,743
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,563
676,281
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

152,625
892,961
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,011
446,586
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

115,998
426,358
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

110,847
615,877
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

107,740
593,479
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,925
364,672
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

99,893
517,589
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,160
262,420
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,002
382,856
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