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

1,637,501
11,442,058
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

767,544
4,549,068
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

718,750
3,636,587
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,244
3,038,125
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

612,560
4,267,611
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

603,683
2,770,489
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

588,644
4,055,089
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,348
2,751,504
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,138
2,923,074
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

571,926
3,149,781
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

556,030
3,170,259
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,247
2,574,569
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,000
2,313,515
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

477,870
2,206,919
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

444,965
2,196,376
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,348
1,827,677
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

384,928
2,069,469
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,170
1,880,665
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,622
1,641,725
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,252
1,578,920
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,220
1,562,433
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,327
1,601,778
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

318,000
1,531,181
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,504
1,679,593
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,659
2,009,836
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

262,825
1,810,022
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,026
1,689,678
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,165
1,453,636
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,249
1,661,400
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,873
1,057,996
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,391
1,466,632
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,772
1,483,687
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,000
1,238,101
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,668
992,218
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

175,679
1,142,092
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

159,886
1,113,921
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,617
676,851
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,309
907,185
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,427
448,292
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,033
426,697
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,140
626,162
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,484
606,398
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,242
366,333
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

100,927
525,105
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,533
263,942
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,734
388,058