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

1,619,977
11,234,005
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

763,138
4,511,328
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

716,032
3,613,207
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

630,180
3,023,458
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

607,713
4,225,514
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

601,960
2,759,251
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

586,690
4,033,516
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

585,673
2,738,067
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

574,191
2,907,011
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

570,441
3,136,112
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

554,009
3,151,052
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

508,722
2,563,168
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

486,658
2,303,873
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

476,566
2,198,772
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,975
2,189,050
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,574
1,822,036
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

382,211
1,873,340
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

381,200
2,042,448
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,897
1,636,667
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,585
1,574,149
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,603
1,557,888
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

325,584
1,596,145
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

316,393
1,520,911
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

278,492
1,672,289
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

274,615
1,999,318
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,093
1,803,848
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

261,221
1,682,742
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,571
1,448,367
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,702
1,056,533
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

239,493
1,654,342
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,763
1,461,628
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,031
1,477,653
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

205,424
1,232,787
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,248
989,033
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

171,853
1,110,968
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

156,955
1,087,109
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,564
676,314
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

152,705
893,709
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,025
446,687
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

115,998
426,374
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

110,904
616,457
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

107,830
594,204
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,937
364,745
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

99,936
517,973
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,179
262,476
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,033
383,166