Song of the Day: Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”

Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Franz Ferdinand singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos, who turned 44 years old yesterday. This song raised the band’s international popularity when it became a hit in 2004. It’s actually hard to believe it wasn’t a bigger hit statistically seeing as how it was all over radio and television at the time; it peaked at 66 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and No. 3 on the U.K. Singles chart. Its highest chart position was No. 2 in Sweden. It’s a modern classic in my mind though and impossible to resist once that killer riff kicks in at around the one minute mark.

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