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

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