Published on October 1st, 2017 | by Gerry Galipault0
Happy Birthday to Us! Pauseandplay.com Turns 20 Today
Where were you 20 years ago, on Oct. 1, 1997?
Mariah Carey had the No. 1 song that week with “Honey.” The top-selling album was LeAnn Rimes’ “You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs.” In theaters, the George Clooney/Nicole Kidman action-political thriller “The Peacemaker” was No. 1 at the box office, and Charles Frazier’s “Cold Mountain” stood atop the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Meanwhile, in a quaint little house in St. Petersburg, Fla., a website called Pauseandplay.com was born that day. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, here’s how our little site looked back then … yep, we’ve come a long way, baby.
To celebrate our 20th birthday, we have handpicked 20 songs from exactly 20 years ago … songs we were listening to then. Join along with our Spotify playlist.
Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve
Keep Hope Alive, The Crystal Method
Brimful of Asha, Cornershop
Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Club
Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Elton John
2 Become 1, Spice Girls
Legend of a Cowgirl, Imani Coppola
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
Walkin’ on the Sun, Smash Mouth
Building a Mystery, Sarah McLachlan
Alma Matters, Morrissey
D’You Know What I Mean?, Oasis
Du hast, Rammstein
Honey, Mariah Carey
Come on Eileen, Save Ferris
Not Dark Yet, Bob Dylan
It’s Yourz, Wu-Tang Clan
Do You Know (What It Takes), Robyn
Zoot Suit Riot, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies