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

1,693,024
12,109,798
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

781,353
4,658,173
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

727,153
3,705,989
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

638,152
3,083,061
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

625,854
4,383,182
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

608,539
2,804,597
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

594,617
4,115,591
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

592,018
2,790,042
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

581,505
2,967,786
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

576,534
3,189,070
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

563,335
3,230,680
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

514,602
2,610,373
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

491,829
2,344,039
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

481,498
2,231,911
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

447,536
2,215,443
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

396,292
2,156,141
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

390,321
1,840,999
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

385,788
1,900,544
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

371,373
1,654,087
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

359,942
1,590,084
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

350,802
1,573,810
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

328,140
1,615,189
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

324,234
1,565,839
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

282,182
1,698,624
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

279,662
2,040,604
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

264,655
1,825,104
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

264,109
1,707,661
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

248,508
1,466,468
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

242,429
1,681,000
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

240,156
1,060,949
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

235,083
1,479,230
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

226,137
1,500,740
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

207,550
1,251,751
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

189,764
999,920
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

187,523
1,227,367
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

168,751
1,193,697
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

158,276
939,883
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,776
677,880
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

125,099
451,770
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,100
427,269
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

115,326
651,199
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

113,898
637,590
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

106,278
371,237
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

103,152
541,767
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

79,287
266,755
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

78,198
398,292