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
Oct. 16, 2020 » Eagles, Tommy Lee, Action Bronson, Nas, Tanya Tucker, Sasha Sloan, Tyler Bryant & The Showdown, The Vamps, Matt Berninger, The Damned, iDKHOW, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Struts, Deep Sea Diver, etc.
Oct. 23, 2020 » Bruce Springsteen, Gorillaz, Joe Bonamassa, Sevendust, Blue October, boy pablo, Faithless, The Mountain Goats, Laura Veirs, Fat Tony, Nothing But Thieves, Plants and Animals, etc.
Oct. 30, 2020 » Elvis Costello, Sam Smith, Cam, for KING & COUNTRY, Midnight Oil, Meghan Trainor, Wynonna, Yes, Goo Goo Dolls, Mr. Bungle, Black Stone Cherry, Gord Downie, Amy Macdonald, King Khan, Collin Raye, Jeremiah Johnson, etc.
Nov. 6, 2020 » Sara Bareilles, Kylie Minogue, Dame Shirley Bassey, Fates Warning, Orianthi, Sun Ra Arkestra, David Bowie, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Wilco, Harry Chapin, etc.
More New Releases » Nov. 13 and Beyond: Chris Stapleton, George Benson, Johnny Cash, Dirty Projectors, Meg Myers, BTS, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, John Fogerty, Nick Cave, Lee Brice, Dark Tranquillity, Cabaret Voltaire, The Dirty Knobs, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Smashing Pumpkins, Steps, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Gary Barlow, Ryan Shaw, Jesse Colin Young, Shawn Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Joan of Arc, The Avalanches, Puscifer, Sturgill Simpson, Drive-By Truckers, Steven Wilson, Fleet Foxes, Jillette Johnson, and many more.
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