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The All-American Rejects

Vocalist/bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler both hail from Stillwater, OK, where the pair first embraced music as an appealing diversion from the ho-hum life of small-town America. Citing such influences as AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi, they formed the emo-pop group All-American Rejects in 2000, while both members were still in high school. Maintaining a full lineup proved to be difficult, however, so Ritter and Wheeler employed drum loops and pre-programmed rhythm tracks during their early performances, an arrangement they then reprised on their self-titled debut. Originally released on the Doghouse label in October 2002, the poppy record was later reissued to a national audience by DreamWorks. The band scored a hit with the effervescent single "Swing, Swing," which attracted attention from Interscope Records and ultimately landed the All-American Rejects on the label's prized roster. Move Along, the band's sophomore album (and first for Interscope), was released in July 2005; it also marked the official debut of Mike Kennerty (guitar) and Chris Gaylor (drums), both of whom had joined the band in 2002 after the completion of the Rejects' eponymous debut. Like its predecessor, Move Along went platinum, with three singles ("Dirty Little Secret," "Move Along," and "It Ends Tonight") enjoying chart success in the U.S. and abroad. Recording sessions for a third album commenced in mid-2007 and ran through the following year, causing the All-American Rejects to cancel their scheduled Warped Tour performances (as well as a string of shows with Simple Plan). When the World Comes Down ultimately arrived in December 2008, preceded by the single "Gives You Hell." The band hit the road in support of the album, but were forced to cut their tour short in 2009 after Ritter was confined to a wheelchair after getting knee surgery. The band got back to writing the following year, working with producer Greg Wells on their fourth album, Kids in the Street, which arrived in 2012. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
The All-American Rejects

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    5 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    1 song

Albums by
The All-American Rejects

Top Songs by
The All-American Rejects

  1.   Song
  2.   Gives You Hell
  3.   Dirty Little Secret
  4.   Move Along
  5.   It Ends Tonight
  6.   I Wanna
  7.   Swing, Swing
  8.   There's a Place
  9.   Someday's Gone
  10.   Your Star
  11.   Beekeeper's Daughter
  12.   The Poison
  13.   The Wind Blows
  14.   Heartbeat Slowing Down
  15.   Jack's Lament
  16.   Drive Away
  17.   It Ends Tonightsion]
  18.   My Paper Heart
  19.   The Last Song
  20.   One More Sad Song
  21.   Dance Inside
  22.   Change Your Mind
  23.   Straightjacket Feeling
  24.   Fast & Slow
  25.   Happy Endings
  26.   Believe
  27.   Can't Take It
  28.   Top of the World
  29.   Night Drive
  30.   Stab My Back
  31.   Kids in the Street
  32.   11:11 P.M.
  33.   Mona Lisa
  34.   Breakin'
  35.   Why Worry
  36.   Give You Hell
  37.   Drown Next to Me
  38.   The Cigarette Song
  39.   Don't Leave Me
  40.   Time Stands Still
  41.   Untitled
  42.   Bleed Into Your Mind
  43.   Credits
  44.   Lost in Stillwater (Behind the Scenes)
  45.   All American Rejects Concert [Live at the Bready Theatre] [Multimedia T
  46.   [Untitled]
  47.   [Untitled]
  48.   [Untitled]
  49.   [Untitled]
  50.   Here I Sit
  51.   [Untitled]
  52.   [Untitled]
  53.   [Untitled]
  54.   Real World
  55.   Damn Girl
  56.   Back to Me
  57.   Bonus Material
  58.   Bite Back
  59.   Eyelash Wishes
  60.   I'm Waiting
  61.   Too Far Gone
  62.   Straitjacket Feeling
  63.   Kiss Yourself Goodbye
  64.   I for You
  65.   Gonzo
  66.   Sierra's Song
  67.   Fallin' Apart
  68.   Walk Over Me
  69.   Do Me Right
  70.   Affection
  71.   Out the Door
  72.   The Future Has Arrived, song (as used in the film Meet The Robinsons)
  73.   Another Heart Calls
  74.   Sunshine