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
Nov. 26, 2021 » Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Deep Purple, Black Label Society, Westlife, Gary Barlow, Richard Dawson & Circle, Julie Doiron, etc.
Dec. 3, 2021 » Paul Weller, Kenny G, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Arca, Volbeat, Kenny Lattimore, New Found Glory, Of Mice and Men, LP, The Mother Hips, No Rome, The Lottery Winners, etc.
Dec. 10, 2021 » Neil Young & Crazy Horse, MONSTA X, Alicia Keys, “West Side Story” soundtrack, Brian Wilson, “Licorice Pizza” soundtrack, Common, Marie Osmond, Biffy Clyro, King Krule, Nicole Atkins, etc.
More New Releases » Dec. 17 and Beyond: “Sing 2” soundtrack, Elbow, Years & Years, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Lumineers, Cat Power, Punch Brothers, Skillet, Underoath, Richard Carpenter, Casting Crowns, Band of Horses, Keb’ Mo’, Walker Hayes, Jethro Tull, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Urge Overkill, Bastille, Korn, Animal Collective, Eddie Vedder, Amos Lee, Spoon, Foxes, Beach House, BROODS, Tears For Fears, Soft Cell, Scorpions, Dashboard Confessional, The Band of Heathens, Beth Hart, Gang of Youths, Spiritualized, Marillion, Bryan Adams, for KING & COUNTRY, Charli XCX, Midlake, Placebo, Jack White, Liam Gallagher, Porcupine Tree, and many more.
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