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

1,638,442
11,452,173
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

767,738
4,550,585
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

718,868
3,637,490
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,331
3,038,769
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

612,747
4,269,395
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

603,767
2,770,981
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

588,719
4,056,022
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,427
2,752,060
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,219
2,923,729
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,990
3,150,354
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

556,111
3,171,072
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,312
2,575,057
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,051
2,313,892
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,935
2,207,269
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

445,007
2,196,689
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,383
1,827,889
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

385,102
2,070,607
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,210
1,880,956
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,667
1,641,948
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,281
1,579,107
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,251
1,562,624
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,359
1,601,983
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

318,065
1,531,556
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,556
1,679,888
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,713
2,010,412
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,865
1,810,312
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,068
1,690,032
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,200
1,453,842
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,280
1,661,725
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,879
1,058,049
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,425
1,466,850
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,813
1,483,988
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,028
1,238,301
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,699
992,354
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

175,851
1,143,418
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

160,015
1,115,090
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,620
676,877
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,378
907,758
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,449
448,385
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,037
426,708
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,196
626,554
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,544
606,839
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,258
366,422
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,973
525,383
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,551
264,003
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,770
388,239
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