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
June 26, 2020 » HAIM, Ray LaMontagne, Grey Daze, Asking Alexandria, Corb Lund, Nadine Shah, Tenille Townes, CeeLo Green, moe., Neon Trees, Country Westerns, etc.
July 3, 2020 » Willie Nelson, Empress Of, Paul Weller, Sparks, Joe Ely, Sidewalk Prophets, Dream Wife, Currents, Bury Tomorrow, etc.
July 10, 2020 » Margo Price, Glass Animals, The Jayhawks, The Streets, Brett Eldredge, Rufus Wainwright, Avant, DMA’s, Ray Wylie Hubbard, PVRIS, Static-X, etc.
July 17, 2020 » The Chicks (formerly The Dixie Chicks), Fiona Apple, Ellie Goulding, The Pretenders, Bush, Samantha Crain, Arca, The Aces, Gang of Four, etc.
More New Releases » July 24 and Beyond: Lori McKenna, Alanis Morissette, The Psychedelic Furs, Luke Bryan, Deep Purple, Katy Perry, Rumer, Ronan Keating, X, The Avett Brothers, Disclosure, Gregory Porter, Bettye LaVette, Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, Elizabeth Cook, Roachford, Blitzen Trapper, Keith Urban, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Blue October, Sufjan Stevens, Bob Mould, Tommy Lee, Nothing But Thieves, and many more.
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