Take Me Out (4:48)

Cover of Franz Ferdinand

From Franz Ferdinand and 93 other releases

“Take Me Out” is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand on their self-titled album. It was released in the United Kingdom on the 12 January 2004 and in the USA on 9 February, both through Domino Records. It was released on CD, 7” vinyl, and as a DVD single with the video promo and a short interview with the band.

The single reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart. It reached #3 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and #66 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was voted the best single of 2004 by the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll, and #1 on Australian youth radio network Triple J’s Hottest 100 of the same year.

The song was covered by the Scissor Sisters in 2004 on the B side to their single “Mary” and “Filthy/Gorgeous. In Australia, the song received substantial airplay and was ranked #44 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2004.

* In 2006, an acoustic version of “Take Me Out” was recorded in Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States. This version of the song would appear as a b-side to the exclusive fan club release of Swallow, Smile.
* A cover version of this song was used in the video game Guitar Hero.
* The Magic Numbers also covered this song for a live session for Jo Whiley’s Radio 1 show on BBC radio in February 2006, as did Guillemots in September 2006. Biffy Clyro also recorded an interesting take on this song for Zane Lowe’s show.

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So if you're lonely, you know I'm here waiting for you
I'm just a cross-hair, I'm just a shot away from you
And if you leave here, you leave me broken shattered I lie
I'm just a cross-hair, I'm just a shot then we can die

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