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

1,600,576
11,024,718
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

757,668
4,466,459
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

712,584
3,585,285
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

627,487
3,003,503
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

601,797
4,174,725
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

599,529
2,742,773
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

584,163
4,005,762
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

583,380
2,720,906
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

571,550
2,886,303
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

568,210
3,116,806
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

551,282
3,126,239
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

506,525
2,547,374
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

484,704
2,290,998
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

474,687
2,187,153
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

442,537
2,178,411
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

386,370
1,813,973
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

380,866
1,863,774
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

377,076
2,011,776
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

367,818
1,629,638
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

356,546
1,567,652
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

347,702
1,551,659
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

324,300
1,587,917
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

314,168
1,507,144
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

277,116
1,662,089
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

272,972
1,984,490
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

260,828
1,794,450
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

260,015
1,673,250
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

245,550
1,440,190
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,438
1,054,108
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

238,242
1,644,683
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

231,765
1,454,296
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

221,995
1,469,200
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

204,471
1,225,921
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,513
984,409
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

167,365
1,073,729
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,474
675,449
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

153,285
1,053,307
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

150,144
874,047
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,517
444,630
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

115,941
426,239
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

108,776
600,881
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

105,216
576,618
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,407
362,621
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

98,227
507,122
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,630
260,474
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

74,734
375,273
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