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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

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    Breakup Songs
    1 song

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

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