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The All-American Rejects

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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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Albums by
The All-American Rejects

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    11 songs

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    Kids in the Street

    15 songs

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    Kids in the Street [Deluxe Edition]

    12 songs

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    Move Along

    17 songs

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    Move Along [Bonus Tracks]

    11 songs

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    The All-American Rejects

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    Flatline EP

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    I Wanna

    4 songs

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    The Wind Blows Remixes

    12 songs

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    When the World Comes Down [12 Track Digital Version]

    23 songs

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    When the World Comes Down [17 Track Digital Version]

    1 song

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    There's a Place

    1 song

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    Heartbeat Slowing Down

    1 song

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    Someday's Gone

    1 song

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    Kids in the Street

    1 song

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    Beekeeper's Daughter

    4 songs

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    Gives You Hell Remixes

    1 song

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    Dirty Little Secret

    11 songs

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    When the World Comes Down

    18 songs

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    When the World Comes Down

    11 songs

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    All-American Rejects

    17 songs

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    The All-American Rejects

    17 songs

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    All-American Rejects [Bonus CD Sampler]

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    Dirty Little Secret [UK Only Version]

    4 songs

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    Swing Swing

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Top Songs by
The All-American Rejects

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  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.   Heartbeat Slowing Down
  11.   Beekeeper's Daughter
  12.   The Cigarette Song
  13.   The Wind Blows
  14.   Jack's Lament
  15.   My Paper Heart
  16.   Can't Take It
  17.   The Last Song
  18.   Drown Next to Me
  19.   It Ends Tonightsion]
  20.   One More Sad Song
  21.   I'm Waiting
  22.   Night Drive
  23.   Stab My Back
  24.   Top of the World
  25.   Straightjacket Feeling
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    '80s, '90s & Today

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