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

1,647,357
11,554,803
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

769,694
4,567,655
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

720,089
3,648,405
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

633,165
3,045,383
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

614,676
4,287,772
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

604,455
2,775,883
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

589,631
4,065,894
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

588,187
2,758,251
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

577,079
2,931,048
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

572,675
3,157,039
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

557,080
3,180,486
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,998
2,580,333
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,664
2,318,728
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

478,467
2,210,688
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

445,442
2,199,930
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,731
1,830,190
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

386,678
2,083,352
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,616
1,884,323
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,937
1,643,997
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,554
1,581,064
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,483
1,564,446
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,658
1,604,266
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

318,969
1,536,744
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,982
1,683,106
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

276,477
2,015,562
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,154
1,812,861
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,424
1,692,970
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,427
1,455,881
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,596
1,665,124
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,931
1,058,602
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,695
1,468,832
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

224,198
1,486,680
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,303
1,240,406
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,877
993,659
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

177,434
1,157,100
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

161,504
1,128,776
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,654
677,084
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

155,029
913,466
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,607
449,082
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,046
426,807
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,706
630,886
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

110,141
612,026
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,452
367,392
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

101,331
528,273
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,666
264,523
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

77,021
390,129
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