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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

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

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