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The All-American Rejects

Vocalist/bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler both hail from Stillwater, Oklahoma, 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 was forced to cut its 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 its fourth album, Kids in the Street, which arrived in 2012. Kids peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and became the band's highest-selling U.K. album to date. A remix EP and a Ritter solo single were released the next year, before the All-American Rejects returned to the studio in 2014 to record their next album. While they released "There's a Place" for the film Miss You Already in 2015, they would not return until 2017 with the release of the singles "Close Your Eyes" and "Sweat." ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
The All-American Rejects

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    5 songs

    New Alternative First

    New Alternative First
    1 song

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

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