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