Michael

Franz Ferdinand

About Michael

"Michael" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was released as the fourth single from their eponymous debut studio album on 16 August 2004 through Domino Records. The song was notable for its homoerotic lyrics such as "stubble on my sticky lips" and "beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor". It was released in multiple formats, including a 7" vinyl, two 12" vinyls, and two CDs. The second CD that was released was pulled from stores a day after its release due to chart ineligibility as it had three tracks on it instead of two, which is the allowed amount of tracks for the CD2 format. It was later re-released with only two tracks. The song had significant chart performance as it peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart, number 39 on the Irish Singles Chart, and number 15 on the Finnish Singles Chart and Scottish Singles Chart. The song has been featured in the soundtracks for the video games Gran Turismo 4, the PlayStation Portable version of World Rally Championship and Dancing Stage Max. 


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2004
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This is where I'll be
So heavenly
So come and dance with me Michael

So sexy, I'm sexy
Come and dance with me Michael

I'm all that you see, you want to see
Come and dance with me Michael

So close now so close now
Come and dance with me
Come and dance with me
So come and dance with me

Michael you're the boy with all the leather hips
Sticky hair, sticky hips, stubble on my sticky lips
Michael you're the only one I'd ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance-floor
Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance-whore
Michael waiting on a silver platter now
And nothing matters now

This is what I am, I am a man
Come and dance with me Michael

So strong now, it's strong now
Come and dance with me Michael

I'm all that you'll be, you'll ever see
So come and dance with me, Michael

So close now.
You're close now.
Come and dance with me.
Come and dance with me. [Repeat: x2]

Michael you're the boy with all the leather hips
Sticky hair, sticky hips, stubble on my sticky lips
Michael you're the only one I'd ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance-floor
Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance-whore
Michael waiting on a silver platter now
And nothing matters now

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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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10 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Michael" by Franz Ferdinand falls under the genres of Indie Rock and Dance-Punk.
Release Date
The song was released on 16 August 2004.
Album Inclusion
"Michael" is part of Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut studio album.
Chart Performance
Despite not being a main single, "Michael" reached number 38 on UK Singles Chart.
Lyrical Content
The song has drawn attention due to its lyrical content which is seen as homoerotic. The song describes a night out between two men named Michael and the singer.
Music Video Director
The music video for "Michael" was directed by American film director and screenwriter Jonas Åkerlund, known for working with artists like Madonna and Lady Gaga.
Live Performances
"Michael" is frequently performed live and has become one of the band's fan favorites with its distinctive dance beats.
Critical Reception
Many music critics have praised "Michael" for its unique sound and infectious rhythm. The Guardian referred to it as "finger-snappingly wonderful."
Song Duration
The song has a length of approximately 3 minutes and 21 seconds.
Song Writers
"Michael" was written by all four members of Franz Ferdinand - Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Nick McCarthy, and Paul Thomson.

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