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

1,637,328
11,440,046
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

767,504
4,548,735
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

718,730
3,636,372
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,228
3,037,976
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

612,505
4,267,199
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

603,668
2,770,369
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

588,623
4,054,886
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,338
2,751,393
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,124
2,922,912
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,909
3,149,618
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

556,019
3,170,096
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,237
2,574,469
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

487,989
2,313,423
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,863
2,206,852
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,955
2,196,314
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,343
1,827,634
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

384,893
2,069,205
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,161
1,880,600
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,618
1,641,684
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,249
1,578,863
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,217
1,562,387
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,325
1,601,736
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

317,989
1,531,080
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,497
1,679,532
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,650
2,009,742
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,821
1,809,965
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,021
1,689,607
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,158
1,453,585
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,245
1,661,324
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,873
1,057,989
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,387
1,466,589
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,768
1,483,640
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,996
1,238,055
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,662
992,191
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

175,649
1,141,837
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

159,860
1,113,639
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,617
676,847
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,295
907,039
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,424
448,277
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,033
426,692
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,122
626,056
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,472
606,286
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,242
366,316
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,916
525,031
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,529
263,926
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,727
388,017
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