Oklahoma natives Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler, Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor are the names of the members of "The All American Rejects" a band that reached popularity with the release of the album "Move Along." Today, the band is one of the top pop rock bands, producing three U.S. Hot 100 top twenty hits with two reaching the top ten.
The All American Rejects album "Move Along" was certified double Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. As for the band's third album, the band released "When the World Comes Down" last December 16, 2008 and has so far their first single off "When the World Comes Down", called "Gives You Hell" has reached #14 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown. So, these guys are doing well so far for a band that was founded back in 2001 by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler. In fact, even the Oklahoma Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has honored the band as an "Uprising Star."
Recently, an LA Times review referred to the band's music as "relentlessly hooky singles destined to score teenage rom-com dance party sequences for time immortal, and it hasn't hurt that their emo-Adonis frontman Tyson Ritter has cheekbones that could slice bread." I guess the jury is still out as to whether frontman Tyson Ritter is just a pretty boy who can carry emo's poppiest tunes.
So what is your opinion? Well, here's "Move Along" for you to give it a try and have fun. And by the way, before I take off I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! Ciao.