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

1,627,757
11,327,350
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

765,020
4,528,347
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

717,157
3,623,569
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

631,030
3,030,102
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

609,870
4,244,712
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

602,682
2,764,373
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

587,529
4,043,327
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

586,395
2,744,205
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

575,056
2,914,302
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,098
3,142,155
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

554,893
3,159,846
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

509,364
2,568,424
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

487,245
2,308,125
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,116
2,202,481
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,421
2,192,362
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,913
1,824,644
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

382,770
2,054,526
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,619
1,876,636
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,206
1,638,973
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,896
1,576,279
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,874
1,560,017
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,904
1,598,739
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

317,054
1,525,475
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,973
1,675,784
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,088
2,004,185
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,401
1,806,662
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,576
1,685,796
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,824
1,450,860
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,830
1,657,434
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,784
1,057,269
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,050
1,463,947
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,343
1,480,320
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,675
1,235,222
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,442
990,491
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

173,614
1,124,930
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

158,204
1,098,778
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,587
676,529
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

153,361
899,784
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,174
447,347
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,015
426,514
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

111,438
620,841
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

108,568
599,622
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,051
365,402
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,339
521,137
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,317
263,108
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,326
385,297
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