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Here’s What All-American Rejects Song Taylor Swift Called Her “Jam”

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[Tyson Ritter/Tarina Doolittle, Taylor Swift/Instagram]

The Queen of Pop hath spoken. Or at least she did.

In an all-new interview with idobi Radio’s Gunz for The Gunz Show, special guest Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects and Now More Than Ever sat down to discuss AAR’s storied career, extensive discography, and more.

During the interview where the pair sat down in Nashville, TN, to chat, Gunz thoughtfully questions Ritter, “What song do you wish made it bigger or people loved it more than it got the attention or recognition for that you’ve written?” As Ritter drifts into the recesses of his memory of AAR’s catalog of music, he begins to recall 10+ years ago when he gave Taylor Swift an advance copy of what was to be The All-American Rejects’ fourth studio album, 2012’s Kids In The Street, ahead of its official release.

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Ritter recalls, “There was a song called ‘Fast And Slow’ off our Kids In The Street record. I remember when I gave that record to Taylor Swift, and she said, ‘That. That’s the song.’ She’s like, ‘Fast And Slow,’ that’s my jam.’ And I was like, ‘Shit, dude. If you’re saying that, you can pick ‘em.’”

While in 2023, an endorsement from Taylor Swift herself would likely cause any record label exec to foam at the mouth and send the label clamoring to drop the pop star’s selected favorite single, this sentiment was somehow lost in 2011/2012. “I took that shit back to Interscope,” Ritter continues. “I said, ‘Yo, this girl picked that song.’ They were like, ‘Nah.’” Even 10 years removed from the account, it’s evident that Ritter was in utter disagreement with the label as he concludes the story.

“Like, fuck you guys. That’s where I knew we were going sideways with the label,” he remembers mockingly. “What a fucking dick move.”

So there you have it. Taylor Swift herself declared The All-American Rejects’ “Fast And Slow” her jam, and while the track may be more than 10 years old, it still holds up. So in honor of Swift’s unrecognized endorsement until Ritter graciously shared further insight into the track, spin that shit loud!

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