The All-American Rejects
High school friends Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter formed the All-American Rejects in their hometown of Stillwater, Okla. By 2000, they had recorded a few demos that showcased their brand of scrappy, stylish guitar-pop. They self-released their debut album in 2000 and were immediately courted by major labels looking to bring their radio-ready power pop to the masses. The track "Swing, Swing" became the Rejects' first major hit. For their sophomore album, 2005's Move Along, the group polished things up even more and raked in another hit with "Dirty Little Secret." They kept the successes coming with 2007's When the World Comes Down, featuring Top 10 hit, "Gives You Hell."