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  • Awesome Music: Quite a few songs.
    • From The All-American Rejects, there's "Swing Swing" and "The Last Song".
    • From Move Along, there's "Dirty Little Secret", "Move Along", "11:11 P.M.", "Top of the World" and "I'm Waiting".
    • From When the World Comes Down, there's "Damn Girl", "Gives You Hell", "Another Heart Calls", "Real World", and "The Wind Blows" (as well as the Skrillex remix).
    • From Kids in the Street, there's "Someday's Gone", "Beekeeper's Daughter", "Walk Over Me", "Kids in the Street", "Gonzo" and "Affection".
  • Black Sheep Hit:
    • "Gives You Hell", their biggest hit, has a much more simple composition than most of their songs.
    • Even before that song, "It Ends Tonight" was much softer than most of Move Along (the only songs matching it in softness from the album are "Straightjacket Feeling" and "Can't Take It").
  • Broken Base:
    • Kids in the Street due to being a New Sound Album with emphasis on classic 80's sounding songs.
    • When the World Comes Down, to a lesser extent, was controversial for being a more pop-oriented album.
  • Cant Unhear It: During the second verse of "It Ends Tonight", there are a few lines where you can hear that Tyson appears to have a lisp (or really needs to swallow the saliva that builds up relatively easily while singing), especially when emphasizing anything with an F or a T.note 
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  • Epic Riff: "Dirty Little Secret", "Move Along" and "Real World".
  • Face of the Band: Tyson Ritter.
  • Funny Moments
    • Their cover of "Womanizer". From the subversion of The Cover Changes the Gender to hilarious instrumental choices (Tyson plays an accordion, while Mike plays beer bottles in a redneck outfit), the cover is pure gold.
    • The video for "Gives You Hell" is full of them.
  • Growing the Beard: Move Along, impressively so. Not only did it avert a sophomore slump and see the band evolve into a well-respected pop rock band, but completely overshadowed their beginnings as an emo act, something few other bands of the genre can brag about.
  • Heartwarming Moments: "Believe" is this and a Tear Jerker.
  • Narm:
    • "Someday's Gone" ends with a Throw It In! moment that just feels weird. At the end of the song, Tyson gives off a chuckle-worthy "wopwopwopwopwopwopwop".
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    • The children chorus heard near the end of "Move Along" is sort of... unnecessary. Not only that, they sound somewhat unenthused.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The instrumentals to "Real World" have a very Halloween-ish feel to them.
  • Signature Song: "Move Along", "Dirty Little Secret", "It Ends Tonight", or "Gives You Hell" may qualify. Oddly enough, "Swing, Swing", their first single, was pretty big, but seems to have been overshadowed by their many other hits, to the point that these are really the only songs of theirs you'll hear on the radio.
  • Song Association: "Move Along" was very popular in 2006 where it was used for the Toa Inika commercials for BIONICLE. The song has since been affectionately picked up by the franchise's fandom as its unofficial "theme song".
  • Wangst: Definitely their first album, which is a prime slice of 2000s emo cheese, and especially their shamelessly melodramatic first single "Swing, Swing".

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