Darts of Pleasure

Franz Ferdinand

About Darts of Pleasure

"Darts of Pleasure" is the debut single by the Glasgow-based indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in the United Kingdom on 8 September 2003 and in North America on 18 November 2003, both through Domino Records. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 44 on 15 September 2003, where it stayed for one week before dropping to number 76 the next week then leaving the top 100 the week after. Nonetheless, the band were happy with its chart performance, commenting "we couldn't believe we were in the UK top 50. " 


Year:
2004
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You are the latest contender
You are the one to remember
You are the villain who sends her
Light or dark, fantastic passion
I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died, and so you died

You are the latest adventure
You're an emotion avenger
You are the devil that sells her
Light or dark, fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Skin can feel my lips they tingle, tense anticipation
This one is an easy one, feel the word and melt upon it
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died and so you died

Ich heisse Superfantastisch!
Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch!
Ich heisse Su-per-fan-tas-tisch!

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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in 2002. 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). more »

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Written by: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John McCarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy

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15 facts about this song

Song Title and Artist
"Darts of Pleasure" is a song performed by the Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand.
Debut Single
This track is the debut single from Franz Ferdinand. It was released prior to their self-titled first album in 2004.
Charts Success
Despite its popularity, "Darts of Pleasure" didn't chart very high. It only peaked at number 44 in the UK Singles Chart.
B-Sides
The single featured two B-Sides, "Van Tango" and "Shoppin For Blood".
German Lyrics
The end of the song features lyrics in German. The lines translate in English to "I found the darts of pleasure".
Music Video
The music video for "Darts of Pleasure" is directed by lead singer Alex Kapranos and his flatmate, director Blair Young.
Reception
Despite not being a commercial success, "Darts of Pleasure" received positive feedback from listeners and critics, gaining praise for its catchy tune and originality.
Combination of Genres
One key fact about "Darts of Pleasure" is how it brings together different genres of music. It has a strong pop element, combined with indie rock and post-punk revival.
Language Switch
The song's switch to German lyrics at the end is unusual and interesting, adding an extra layer of complexity to the track.
Band Members
When "Darts of Pleasure" was released, Franz Ferdinand consisted of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals, guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, backing vocals).
Songwriting
The members of the band are also the songwriters for "Darts of Pleasure". This shows the band's commitment to originality and creativity in their work.
Live Performances
"Darts of Pleasure" is a fan favorite at Franz Ferdinand's live shows. The song's energetic rhythm makes it perfect for live performances.
Music Style
Like many of Franz Ferdinand's songs, "Darts of Pleasure" is known for its danceable, rhythmically complex music style.
EP Version
Prior to the single release, "Darts of Pleasure" featured on an EP named after the song.
Cultural Impact
While it didn't reach a high spot on the charts, "Darts of Pleasure" is considered a significant song in 2000s indie rock and helped to popularize the genre.

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