Artist: Franz Ferdinand Biography

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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 "Franz Ferdinand"

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Take Me Out

1,567,465
10,618,765
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand

Do You Want To

749,145
4,392,295
This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

This Fire

707,851
3,543,245
Jacqueline - Franz Ferdinand

Jacqueline

624,852
2,977,660
Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand

Tell Her Tonight

597,104
2,722,954
No You Girls - Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls

592,191
4,094,146
Darts of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand

Darts of Pleasure

580,923
2,699,260
Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand

Ulysses

580,628
3,964,338
Michael - Franz Ferdinand

Michael

568,263
2,857,532
The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand

The Fallen

566,147
3,093,198
Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand

Walk Away

546,924
3,087,080
Auf Achse - Franz Ferdinand

Auf Achse

504,183
2,526,675
Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand

Come On Home

482,836
2,273,961
Cheating on You - Franz Ferdinand

Cheating on You

472,935
2,173,631
Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Eleanor Put Your Boots On

443,356
2,153,952
This Boy - Franz Ferdinand

This Boy

441,656
2,167,554
Evil and a Heathen - Franz Ferdinand

Evil and a Heathen

385,593
1,806,254
Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

Outsiders

379,695
1,852,356
The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinée

369,962
1,961,992
Well That Was Easy - Franz Ferdinand

Well That Was Easy

367,251
1,622,732
What You Meant - Franz Ferdinand

What You Meant

355,883
1,560,823
Fade Together - Franz Ferdinand

Fade Together

347,228
1,544,344
I'm Your Villain - Franz Ferdinand

I'm Your Villain

323,268
1,579,002
40' - Franz Ferdinand

40'

310,890
1,486,268
Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand

Lucid Dreams

275,624
1,651,115
Can't Stop Feeling - Franz Ferdinand

Can't Stop Feeling

270,756
1,965,929
Turn It On - Franz Ferdinand

Turn It On

259,581
1,784,209
Bite Hard - Franz Ferdinand

Bite Hard

258,896
1,661,863
Live Alone - Franz Ferdinand

Live Alone

244,589
1,431,615
The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

The Dark of the Matinee

239,666
1,052,096
Twilight Omens - Franz Ferdinand

Twilight Omens

236,983
1,633,488
Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand

Send Him Away

230,812
1,447,178
What She Came For - Franz Ferdinand

What She Came For

220,883
1,459,423
Katherine Kiss Me - Franz Ferdinand

Katherine Kiss Me

203,491
1,217,408
Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand

Dream Again

186,937
979,809
Love Illumination - Franz Ferdinand

Love Illumination

158,719
1,005,966
40 ft - Franz Ferdinand

40 ft

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675,954
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand

Right Action

146,101
842,376
Evil Eye - Franz Ferdinand

Evil Eye

145,131
986,897
Van Tango - Franz Ferdinand

Van Tango

123,026
442,542
Matinee - Franz Ferdinand

Matinee

116,101
425,888
Bullet - Franz Ferdinand

Bullet

105,181
575,291
Shopping for Blood - Franz Ferdinand

Shopping for Blood

103,841
359,908
Stand on the Horizon - Franz Ferdinand

Stand on the Horizon

101,302
550,532
Fresh Strawberries - Franz Ferdinand

Fresh Strawberries

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490,729
Feel The Pressure - Franz Ferdinand

Feel The Pressure

77,087
258,393
Treason! Animals. - Franz Ferdinand

Treason! Animals.

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363,272
Die On The Floor - Franz Ferdinand

Die On The Floor

69,222
236,296