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

1,647,829
11,560,092
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

769,771
4,568,330
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

720,139
3,648,842
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

633,199
3,045,669
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

614,758
4,288,494
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

604,479
2,776,077
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

589,692
4,066,334
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

588,213
2,758,484
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

577,112
2,931,344
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

572,709
3,157,287
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

557,118
3,180,851
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

511,021
2,580,586
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

488,691
2,318,927
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

478,488
2,210,845
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

445,459
2,200,073
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

388,746
1,830,286
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

386,747
2,083,877
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

383,637
1,884,469
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

369,949
1,644,103
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

358,562
1,581,140
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,501
1,564,534
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

326,668
1,604,378
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

319,024
1,537,010
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

279,999
1,683,232
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

276,555
2,015,880
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,168
1,812,972
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

262,433
1,693,113
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,432
1,455,963
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

240,608
1,665,237
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,932
1,058,615
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

233,702
1,468,900
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

224,213
1,486,789
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,311
1,240,495
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

188,883
993,711
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

177,512
1,157,668
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

161,563
1,129,278
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,656
677,093
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

155,057
913,712
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,612
449,105
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,046
426,811
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

112,723
631,037
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

110,159
612,216
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,459
367,431
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

101,347
528,394
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,670
264,545
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

77,032
390,206
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