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

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