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