Published on October 1st, 2017 |
by Gerry Galipault
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.
Entertainment Weekly names Pause & Play one of “the 100 greatest Web sites”
Album Release Dates
* Release dates are subject to change due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
July 23, 2021 » Paul McCartney, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Rodney Crowell, Brittany Howard, Leon Bridges, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ledisi, DARKSIDE, Joshua Radin, Anne-Marie, The Brothers, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, etc.
July 30, 2021 » Billie Eilish, Bleachers, Erasure, Los Lobos, NEEDTOBREATHE, Yola, Blues Traveler, Son Volt, Dee Snider, Jim Lauderdale, Paul Anka, The Wandering Hearts, Leela James, etc.
Aug. 6, 2021 » Chris Young, “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 79,” Liars, Khruangbin, Staind, Colin Hay, Alicia Sara Ott, Night Ranger, Will Young, Ellen Foley, Kate Taylor, Zachary Knowles, Willy Mason, etc.
Aug. 13, 2021 » The Killers, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Dan + Shay, Joan Armatrading, Luke Hemmings, Jade Bird, Jungle, Jan Lisieki, Sepultura, Watchhouse, El Michels Affair, Ben Platt, etc.
More New Releases » Aug. 20 and Beyond: Lorde, Switchfoot, Maggie Rose, Jake Bugg, Villagers, Anderson East, Shannon and the Clams, Chvrches, Imagine Dragons, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica, Diana Ross, Samantha Fish, Lindsey Buckingham, Melissa Etheridge, The Felice Brothers, Angels & Airwaves, Natalie Imbruglia, Yes, James Arthur, Ladyhawke, Sam Fender, Billy Bragg, Duran Duran, Bullet For My Valentine, HONNE, Black Veil Brides, Hanson, Aimee Mann, Courtney Barnett, Damon Albarn, Taylor Swift, and many more.
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