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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

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