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Published on April 22nd, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 22, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

2step, Ed Sheeran feat. Lil Baby |
Crazy Angels, Carrie Underwood |
Plan B, Megan Thee Stallion |
Thousand Miles, The Kid LAROI |
Riptide, The Chainsmokers |
Tomorrow Me, Luke Combs |
Tetris / Decades, Logic |
Songs About You, Brett Eldredge |
This Happiness, Of Monsters and Men |
Hard Working Man, Marcus King |
Something in the Orange, Zach Bryan |
Transparent, Syrup |
Grief, Certain Animals |
Maybe It Was Just a Dream, Pogo Pops |
FLOWERS, Jamie Hannah
waves, Stay Illusion |
Sing in the Shower, Cuchulain

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Afrique Refait,” Mdou Moctar (remix collection of songs from “Afrique Victime”; Hear here; Matador)

“Floating in Limbo,” The Dodies (producer: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal; first single: “No Silver Lining”; Vampire Poodle)

“What It Is,” Ian Lake (producer: Matthew Barber; new single: “More”; Hear here; Ian Lake)

“Colores de un otoño incipiente,” Juan María Solare (new single: “Inocencia”; Hear here; Janus Music & Sound)

“Modern Font,” Test Patterns (new single: “High Noon”; Hear here; Flenderson)

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“Songs About You,” Brett Eldredge – June 17

“Growin’ Up,” Luke Combs – album title + preorder links, June 24

“Young Blood,” Marcus King – Aug. 26


“Madman Across the Water (50th Anniversary Edition),” Elton John – June 10


Mel Carter (83)
Cleve Francis (77)
Peter Frampton (72)
Paul Carrack (71)
Fletcher Dragge [Pennywise] (56)
Kellie Coffey (51)
Shavo Odadjian [System of a Down] (48)
Daniel Johns (43)
Tripp Howell [LANCO] (33)
Machine Gun Kelly (32)

Getting caught up …

April 21 Birthdays: Iggy Pop (75), Patti LuPone (73), Robert Smith (63), Michael Timmins (63), Michael Franti (56), Glen Hansard (52), David Brenner [Theory of a Deadman] (44), Sydney Sierota [Echosmith] (25)


April 22:

Richie Havens (1941-2013)

Felice Bryant (1925-2003)

Paul Davis (1948-2008)

Earl Hines (1903-1983)

April 21:

Prince (1958-2016)

Nina Simone (1933-2003)

Sandy Denny (1947-1978)


“If you need me, call me
No matter where you are
No matter how far”


“Around the World in a Day,” Prince and the Revolution (his seventh album and the follow-up to the massively successful “Purple Rain,” featuring “Raspberry Beret,” “Paisley Park,” “Pop Life” and “America”; the album went No. 1 in the U.S. and yielded two Top 10 hits; producer: Prince; Paisley Park / Warner)


“Check Your Head,” Beastie Boys (their third album, featuring “Pass the Mic,” “So What’cha Want” and “Jimmy James; it reached the Top 10 in the U.S.; producers: Beastie Boys, Mario Caldato Jr.; Capitol)


Robert Morse (Broadway, TV and film star)

Guitar Shorty (blues master guitarist)


> Janelle Monáe Confirms That They’re Nonbinary | CNN

> Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Hit Song ‘10,000 Hours’ | People

> Charles Mingus, At 100, Remains a Compelling Contradiction | NPR

> Bonnie Raitt Faces Mortality With Compassion and Hope | The New York Times

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