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 is 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).

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

1,597,557
10,968,273
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

758,041
4,462,566
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

713,576
3,587,144
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

628,687
3,006,191
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

601,344
4,168,135
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

600,732
2,746,818
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

585,082
4,008,356
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

584,502
2,724,434
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

572,442
2,887,978
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

569,374
3,120,653
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

551,839
3,125,929
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

507,455
2,549,690
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

485,688
2,293,601
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

475,648
2,190,411
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

443,608
2,182,150
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

387,303
1,817,618
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

381,693
1,866,636
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

376,585
2,006,604
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

368,718
1,632,772
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

357,391
1,570,693
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

348,573
1,553,842
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

324,958
1,590,361
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

314,336
1,506,899
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

277,521
1,664,688
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

273,258
1,986,793
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

261,256
1,796,812
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

260,476
1,675,344
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

246,033
1,442,160
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

240,215
1,056,917
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

238,557
1,646,664
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

232,184
1,456,788
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

222,352
1,470,993
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

204,816
1,227,474
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

187,881
986,156
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

165,981
1,062,075
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

157,052
677,543
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

152,037
1,042,035
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

149,584
869,378
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,777
445,632
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,326
427,574
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

108,213
596,711
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

104,597
571,815
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

104,570
363,114
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

97,831
504,636
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,651
260,611
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

74,406
373,425