Top 10 Franz Ferdinand Songs

Franz Ferdinand Songs

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Our Top 10 Franz Ferdinand Songs list takes a listen to a great Scottish rock band who seem fueled by the spirit of the 1960s in their music. They don’t sound like they are from the 60s as they are a very modern sounding band. Yet anyone who knows the music of the 1960s will definitely hear that spirit within their music. The band was formed in the early 2000s in the city of Glasgow. They have been very successful around the world being nominated for multiple Grammy Awards in the US while also winning a pair of Brit Awards in the United Kingdom.

# 10 – Can’t Stop Feeling

We open up our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list with the great song “Can’t Stop Feeling”  This is the perfect song to open up this list with because it’s such an original sounding song especially in the intro. The production and the arrangement of the song is simply outstanding. We love this band so much. The song was released on the album entitled Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.  It was the fourth single released from the album. The album was released in 2008. Tell me you don’t love this.

# 9 – Walk Away

Continuing with our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled  “Walk Away.” This one sounds dramatically different from the opening song on this list yet it still has that 60s vibe running through it. The song was released on the album entitled You Could Have It So Much Better. The album was released in 2005. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number thirteen. The song also was a hit in Scotland reaching the number nine spot.

# 8 – This Fire

In the number eight spot our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we present the song entitled “This Fire.” This great minor key song was released as a non album single. It sounds like the Talking Heads writing the music for a 1960s spy television show. Sort of like the song “Secret Agent Man.” The song was released in 2004 after the release of the band’s debut album. Do you hear that “Rawhide” riff in the vocals in the middle part of the song like we do?  This is so much fun and easily one of our favorite Franz Ferdinand songs.

# 7 – Love Illumination

In the number seven position our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list is the song entitled “Love Illumination.” We just love this one, it’s such a great rock and roll song that makes just want to jump up and down like the girls in the video. Sounds like a cross between early 80s new-wave and 1960s Stones and Beatles. This is just awesome music. There’s an ode to the Jefferson Airplane in the lyrics. “Love Illumination,” was released on the 2013 album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

# 6 – The Dark of the Matinée

Landing in the number six spot our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we present the song “The Dark of the Matinée.” The song was released on the band’s debut album entitled Franz Ferdinand. The album was released in 2003.  It was the third single released from the album. The song was a top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number eight. The song was also a top ten hit in Scotland peaking at number 7 in 2004.

# 5 – The Fallen

At the halfway point on our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list is the very cool tune The Fallen.  The song was issued on the album entitled You Could Have It So Much Better. The album was released in 2005. It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number fourteen. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts reaching all the way up to thirty nine. The song hit number 4 in Scotland, number 51 in Austria, number 41 in Ireland and number 91 in the Netherlands.

# 4 – No You Girls

At the number four spot on our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we present the song “No You Girls.” The song was released on the album entitled Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. The album was released in 2008. It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number twenty two. The song also was a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts reaching all the way up to number seven. The song was also a success in the countries of Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and Germany breaking onto all their music charts.

# 3 – Ulysses

Moving along on our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we present the sensational song “Ulysses.” The song was released on the album entitled Tonight: Franz Ferdinand The album was released in 2008. “Ulysses,” was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number twenty. It also hit number twenty on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts. In Scotland the song was a massive hit peaking at number three on the Scottish music charts. The song was pretty popular around the world as it also broke onto the music charts in the countries of Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and Germany.

# 2 –  Do You Want To

As we start to get to a close on our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list we celebrate the song “Do You Want To.” Well this one is just so much fun. The band sounds like a cross between The Knack and The Beatles on this one. The song was released on the album entitled You Could Have It So Much Better. The album was released in 2005.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number four. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts reaching all the way up to number nine. In the United Kingdom the song hit

# 1 – Take Me Out

Well there was no doubt about this one. We close out our top 10 Franz Ferdinand songs list with the band’s most famous songs entitled “Take Me Out.” This is such a great rock and roll song. It’s got a little bit of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Ramones, Oasis and just about every great rock and roll band of the past 50 years wrapped up inside it and fueling this great song. “Take Me Out,” was released on the album entitled Franz Ferdinand. It was the band’s first album.The album was released in 2002. It was the second single released from the album.

The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart  peaking at number three making it their highest charting song of their career in the UK. It ranked a little higher in Scotland where it peaked at number two. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Charts reaching all the way up to number three. It was also a top 10 hit in Canada and Ireland.

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