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