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

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