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

1,642,487
11,501,147
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

768,693
4,559,529
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

719,455
3,643,062
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

632,763
3,042,157
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

613,711
4,278,981
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

604,104
2,773,569
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

589,130
4,061,139
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

587,807
2,755,368
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

576,654
2,927,706
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

572,317
3,153,753
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

556,568
3,176,000
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

510,643
2,577,661
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,345
2,316,374
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

478,186
2,209,084
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

445,217
2,198,408
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,563
1,829,109
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

385,863
2,077,388
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,419
1,882,768
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,794
1,642,967
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,415
1,580,111
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,372
1,563,573
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,509
1,603,181
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

318,428
1,534,042
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,762
1,681,569
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

275,951
2,012,711
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,003
1,811,684
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,247
1,691,564
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,315
1,454,910
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,443
1,663,617
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,904
1,058,323
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,557
1,467,945
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

223,991
1,485,372
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,163
1,239,346
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,784
993,029
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

176,662
1,150,753
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

160,719
1,121,967
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,640
676,985
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

154,725
910,757
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,530
448,760
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,043
426,751
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,450
628,822
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

109,879
609,631
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,389
367,030
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

101,160
526,956
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,620
264,303
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

76,908
389,251
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