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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

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    1 song

    Fresh 40

    Fresh 40
    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.   Beekeeper's Daughter
  9.   Time Stands Still
  10.   The Poison
  11.   Heartbeat Slowing Down
  12.   The Wind Blows
  13.   The Last Song
  14.   Why Worry
  15.   Jack's Lament
  16.   Bonus Material
  17.   The Cigarette Song
  18.   My Paper Heart
  19.   Can't Take It
  20.   Damn Girl
  21.   I'm Waiting
  22.   Your Star
  23.   Walk Over Me
  24.   Mona Lisa
  25.   Too Far Gone
  26.   Top of the World
  27.   Night Drive
  28.   Happy Endings
  29.   Change Your Mind
  30.   Bleed Into Your Mind
  31.   Straightjacket Feeling
  32.   One More Sad Song
  33.   Back to Me
  34.   Dance Inside
  35.   Stab My Back
  36.   Don't Leave Me
  37.   1.21 Gigawatts by The Break
  38.   Breakin'
  39.   Another Heart Calls
  40.   Drown Next to Me
  41.   Gonzo
  42.   It Ends Tonightsion]
  43.   Real World
  44.   Fallin' Apart
  45.   Believe
  46.   Drive Away
  47.   Untitled
  48.   Another Heart Calls
  49.   Give You Hell
  50.   Do Me Right
  51.   Affection
  52.   Out the Door
  53.   Fast & Slow
  54.   Someday's Gone
  55.   Credits
  56.   Lost in Stillwater (Behind the Scenes)
  57.   All American Rejects Concert [Live at the Bready Theatre] [Multimedia T
  58.   [Untitled]
  59.   [Untitled]
  60.   [Untitled]
  61.   [Untitled]
  62.   Here I Sit
  63.   [Untitled]
  64.   [Untitled]
  65.   [Untitled]
  66.   Bite Back
  67.   Eyelash Wishes
  68.   Straitjacket Feeling
  69.   Kids In the Street
  70.   Sierra's Song
  71.   11:11 P.M.
  72.   Kiss Yourself Goodbye
  73.   The Future Has Arrived, song (as used in the film Meet The Robinsons)
  74.   Sunshine
  75.   I For You