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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

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

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