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Published on August 16th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 16, 2022



“Traumazine,” Megan Thee Stallion – CD, Aug. 26

“SUCKERPUNCH,” Maggie Lindemann – Sept. 16

“The Blues Don’t Lie,” Buddy Guy – Sept. 30

“YTI⅃AƎЯ,” Bill Callahan – Oct. 14

“Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky,” Honey Harper – Oct. 28

Preorder Madonna’s “Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones.” »


“Behind the Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition),” Amy Grant – Sept. 9

“Night Visions (10th Anniversary Edition),” Imagine Dragons – Sept. 9

“If Not For You (Deluxe Edition),” Olivia Newton-John – Sept. 9

“Time Fades Away,” Neil Young – Sept. 23

“INXS – Recorded Live At The US Festival 1983,” INXS – Oct. 28


“Gold – Greatest Hits,” ABBA – Sept. 23

“KooKoo,” Debbie Harry – Oct. 7

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Lil 5i5,” Cassie Marin (new single: “Gemini”; Cassie Marin)

“LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (Act I),” Raffaella (six-song EP; Mom+Pop Music)

“:PHOENIX:,” Ben Tyler (Hear here; Ben Tyler)

“Marlboro Reds & Motel Rooms,” Stefanie Joyce (five-song EP; producer: Kyle Manner; Stefanie Joyce)

“What Stays,” Doll Spirit Vessel (new single: “Something Small”; Disposable America)

“Hail Hallucinator,” Pilot to Gunner (producer: J. Robbins; Arctic Rodeo Recordings)

“Things Will Be Different,” Lauren Balthrop (Olivia)

“The Sky Is Blue,” The Valery Trails (Andrew Bower)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Broken Token, Honey Harper |
Dry Run, GA-20 |
Stream of Consciousness, Emily Elbert |
Keep Me Warm, Jake Chisholm |
Spices, Blush Club |
Ocean, Lasse Matthiessen |
Tear It Down, Cris Hodges |
Domingos de poniente, Las personas hacen cosas |


Ketty Lester (88)
Joey Spampinato (74)
James “J.T.” Taylor (69)
Tim Farriss (65)
Madonna (64)
Emily Robison (50)
Vanessa Carlton (42)
Taylor Goldsmith (37)
Ashton Shepherd (36)
Dan Smyers (35)
Young Thug (31)
Greyson Chance (25)


Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Ronnie Drew (1934-2008)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997)

Mark Heard (1951-1992)

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Robert Johnson (1911-1938)


“May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung”

 RELEASED ON AUG. 16 … IN 1994 

“Come,” Prince (his 15th album and his last for Warner under his name – because of a contract dispute with Warner, he would change his name to an unpronounceable symbol; featuring the title track, “Letitgo” and “Space”; producer: Prince; Warner)


Darius Campbell Danesh (singer and “Pop Idol” star)


> Mariah Carey’s Move to Trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’ Angers Fellow Holiday Music Singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan | Variety

> Elvis Presley Died 45 Years Ago. Has ‘Elvis’ the Movie Finally Revived Him? | Rolling Stone

> A$AP Rocky Charged With Felony Assault With a Firearm | The Associated Press

> Bad Bunny Logs Eighth Week at No. 1 With ‘Un Verano Sin Ti,’ Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Dips to No. 3 | Yahoo! Entertainment

> The Best 50 Albums of 1982 | SPIN

> How To Identify Music From Movies, Shows, and Ads | Gizmodo

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