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

1,665,153
11,765,581
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

773,701
4,598,429
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

722,443
3,671,030
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

634,824
3,060,608
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

618,584
4,321,054
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

605,858
2,788,820
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

591,575
4,084,719
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

589,478
2,772,564
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

578,600
2,945,831
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

574,014
3,168,263
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

559,138
3,197,479
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

512,277
2,594,522
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

489,833
2,330,536
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

479,542
2,221,061
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

446,207
2,205,578
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

389,941
2,110,940
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

389,322
1,834,119
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

384,415
1,890,737
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

370,461
1,647,879
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

359,062
1,584,308
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

349,959
1,567,792
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

327,179
1,608,410
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

321,252
1,548,560
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

280,829
1,688,914
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

277,990
2,026,350
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

263,768
1,817,417
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

263,084
1,698,376
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

247,849
1,460,276
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

241,436
1,671,509
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

240,031
1,059,561
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

234,270
1,472,721
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

225,118
1,492,361
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

206,769
1,244,737
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

189,214
996,048
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

180,554
1,180,683
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

164,041
1,154,258
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

156,709
677,412
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

156,124
922,693
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

124,795
450,173
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,058
426,967
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

113,639
638,065
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

111,313
620,879
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

105,740
368,831
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

101,967
533,063
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

78,884
265,342
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

77,409
393,095
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