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

1,627,202
11,320,767
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

764,898
4,527,220
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

717,087
3,622,820
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,968
3,029,623
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

609,727
4,243,516
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

602,633
2,764,035
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

587,477
4,042,756
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

586,350
2,743,831
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

575,002
2,913,835
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,046
3,141,784
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

554,842
3,159,347
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

509,317
2,568,119
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

487,211
2,307,858
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,077
2,202,253
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,398
2,192,156
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,891
1,824,527
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

382,668
2,053,701
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,603
1,876,471
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,193
1,638,840
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,879
1,576,156
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,862
1,559,900
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,892
1,598,604
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

317,005
1,525,181
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,942
1,675,568
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,048
2,003,897
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,378
1,806,484
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,555
1,685,602
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,812
1,450,717
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,813
1,657,231
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,781
1,057,226
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,033
1,463,801
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,324
1,480,158
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,662
1,235,079
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,433
990,416
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

173,514
1,124,062
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

158,119
1,098,062
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,587
676,521
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

153,326
899,428
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,165
447,317
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,014
426,505
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

111,408
620,587
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

108,525
599,329
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,045
365,373
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,312
520,896
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,315
263,089
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,313
385,181
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