The All-American Rejects - Gives You Hell

January 09, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I've been a fan of this band since their single "Dirty Little Secret". I personally think this is one of their best songs they ever performed. The band is set to make a come-back this year, which I'm really excited about, and I really hope that it manages to give them the credibility they clearly deserve. The All-American Rejects are a pop/rock band that consists of Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler, Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor. This song got covered on hit TV show Glee, and I hope they are set to make another big hit like this one was.

"Gives You Hell" was written by Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter. This is what you sort of expect from a band, to actually write their own songs. It is very rare to come across a rock band who doesn't. Which shows they have a connection to the song, and everything they are singing is what they truly feel.

I love this music video. The one I've displayed above is the "Full Narrative" version. There are three different versions, the normal one, the "Full Performance" version, and this one. The reason why I chose to show this one is because this is the music video the UK music channels show and therefore it wouldn't be right if I did another one.

This music video has got it all, the performance and the funny, quirky storyline. The narrative is all about two neighbours who don't really like one-another and tend to annoy one another, one in the morning, the other at night. The ending is a little confusing, although it's understandable, I don't see the reasons behind it.

I like the idea that Tyson Ritter is both the goody two shoes and the out-of-control rocker, it creates the effect that he has two personalities, and they are both really good. I like the idea that they throw the song at one another, and I think that is what makes this really exciting and interesting.

I like the fact that it's interesting, you don't know what's going to happen next, even after watching it over and over again. You are totally expecting something different each time. You can't help but laugh, because it's so funny. And I think it must have been difficult to film because Tyson Ritter had to be two different characters.

Overall this is one of their best songs and the music video is just out-standing. I can't fault it and I laugh every time I watch it, I just hope I'm not the only one. I'm looking forward to what they will release this year, and I have my fingers crossed that they do really well in the charts.