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 is 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).

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

1,615,585
11,180,438
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

761,905
4,500,668
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

715,361
3,606,947
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

629,650
3,019,284
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

606,394
4,213,881
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

601,486
2,755,696
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

586,167
4,027,176
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

585,197
2,734,458
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

573,660
2,902,325
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

570,004
3,132,139
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

553,430
3,145,639
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

508,304
2,560,043
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

486,256
2,301,071
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

476,214
2,196,340
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,721
2,186,892
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,367
1,820,295
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

381,952
1,871,260
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

380,358
2,035,521
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,688
1,635,271
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,371
1,572,833
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,433
1,556,540
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,328
1,594,436
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

315,970
1,517,919
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,224
1,670,048
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

274,301
1,995,940
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

261,861
1,801,930
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,004
1,680,690
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,406
1,446,854
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,654
1,055,999
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,271
1,652,269
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,582
1,460,060
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

222,843
1,475,949
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,255
1,231,229
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,119
988,074
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

170,878
1,102,413
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,552
676,177
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

156,219
1,079,774
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

152,228
889,628
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,923
446,217
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

115,988
426,277
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

110,519
613,295
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

107,305
590,607
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,824
364,271
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

99,615
515,773
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,101
262,146
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

75,812
381,622
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