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

1,627,353
11,322,852
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

764,938
4,527,598
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

717,111
3,623,059
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,990
3,029,795
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

609,781
4,243,936
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

602,650
2,764,149
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

587,495
4,042,954
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

586,361
2,743,959
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

575,018
2,913,978
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,061
3,141,902
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

554,858
3,159,509
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

509,326
2,568,225
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

487,222
2,307,945
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,091
2,202,329
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,405
2,192,220
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,895
1,824,563
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

382,701
2,053,968
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,608
1,876,529
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,194
1,638,877
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,882
1,576,190
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,865
1,559,936
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,894
1,598,647
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

317,024
1,525,282
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,954
1,675,640
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,056
2,003,995
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,387
1,806,541
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,564
1,685,662
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,817
1,450,775
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,818
1,657,295
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,783
1,057,242
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,040
1,463,841
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,328
1,480,209
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,667
1,235,133
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,435
990,436
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

173,550
1,124,354
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

158,146
1,098,313
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,587
676,522
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

153,339
899,558
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,169
447,330
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,015
426,506
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

111,415
620,685
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

108,538
599,430
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,047
365,381
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,319
520,966
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,316
263,095
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,319
385,219
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