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

1,620,104
11,235,276
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

763,165
4,511,570
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

716,040
3,613,362
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,188
3,023,539
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

607,751
4,225,759
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

601,970
2,759,326
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

586,702
4,033,633
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

585,681
2,738,155
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

574,201
2,907,124
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

570,445
3,136,200
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

554,021
3,151,180
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

508,731
2,563,239
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

486,668
2,303,930
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

476,573
2,198,827
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,981
2,189,099
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,581
1,822,078
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,218
1,873,384
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

381,225
2,042,620
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,903
1,636,695
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,589
1,574,181
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,607
1,557,915
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,589
1,596,185
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

316,407
1,520,994
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,496
1,672,356
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

274,623
1,999,396
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,097
1,803,895
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,224
1,682,791
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,578
1,448,402
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,702
1,056,542
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,496
1,654,380
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,766
1,461,657
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,037
1,477,692
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,431
1,232,837
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,253
989,056
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

171,881
1,111,123
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

156,975
1,087,288
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,564
676,315
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

152,714
893,786
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,028
446,699
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

115,998
426,374
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

110,912
616,509
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

107,838
594,295
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,944
364,762
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

99,944
518,021
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,181
262,482
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,035
383,184
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