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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

    New Alternative First

    New Alternative First
    1 song

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    5 songs

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    1 song

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