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)
Always Ascending (2018)

Top Track of Atist: Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,666,491
11,781,755
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

774,027
4,600,964
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

722,635
3,672,536
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

634,956
3,061,604
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

618,921
4,323,742
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

605,965
2,789,544
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

591,707
4,086,141
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

589,607
2,773,372
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

578,733
2,946,785
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

574,124
3,169,160
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

559,320
3,199,138
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

512,380
2,595,278
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

489,921
2,331,276
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

479,640
2,221,597
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

446,275
2,206,055
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

390,217
2,112,898
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

389,365
1,834,478
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

384,479
1,891,304
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

370,504
1,648,217
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

359,104
1,584,622
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

350,000
1,568,086
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

327,230
1,608,784
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

321,405
1,549,434
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

280,901
1,689,373
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

278,074
2,027,034
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,802
1,817,757
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

263,139
1,698,812
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,884
1,460,597
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

241,502
1,671,999
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

240,034
1,059,614
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

234,332
1,473,024
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

225,179
1,492,748
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,804
1,245,058
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

189,238
996,227
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

180,826
1,182,627
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

164,279
1,156,065
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,711
677,434
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

156,209
923,447
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,808
450,244
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,059
426,981
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

113,723
638,749
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

111,400
621,530
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,765
368,923
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

102,018
533,453
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,902
265,396
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

77,446
393,342