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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

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    Breakup Songs
    1 song

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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.   The Poison
  10.   My Paper Heart
  11.   Your Star
  12.   It Ends Tonightsion]
  13.   The Last Song
  14.   Don't Leave Me
  15.   Bleed Into Your Mind
  16.   Heartbeat Slowing Down
  17.   Someday's Gone
  18.   Real World
  19.   Stab My Back
  20.   I'm Waiting
  21.   Affection
  22.   Sunshine
  23.   Why Worry
  24.   I for You
  25.   Gonzo
  26.   The Wind Blows
  27.   Breakin'
  28.   Another Heart Calls
  29.   Jack's Lament
  30.   The Future Has Arrived, song (as used in the film Meet The Robinsons)
  31.   Can't Take It
  32.   Straitjacket Feeling
  33.   Dance Inside
  34.   Happy Endings
  35.   Drive Away
  36.   Time Stands Still
  37.   Do Me Right
  38.   Drown Next to Me
  39.   Sierra's Song
  40.   Mona Lisa
  41.   Fallin' Apart
  42.   Damn Girl
  43.   Believe
  44.   Back to Me
  45.   Straightjacket Feeling
  46.   Top of the World
  47.   11:11 P.M.
  48.   Night Drive
  49.   Change Your Mind
  50.   Too Far Gone
  51.   Kids in the Street
  52.   Out the Door
  53.   One More Sad Song
  54.   Beekeeper's Daughter
  55.   Walk Over Me
  56.   Fast & Slow

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