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

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