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Published on August 26th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 26, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Hold Me Closer, Elton John & Britney Spears
Somethin’ ‘Bout You, Mickey Guyton |
Been to the Mountain, Margo Price |
Weird Goodbyes, The National feat. Bon Iver |
Better Off High, Marcus Mumford |
Phantom, Rina Sawayama |
Dangerous, Madison Beer |
I’m Good (Blue), David Guetta & Bebe Rexha |
Virginity, Julia Wolf |
Funeral, Sarah Cothran |
That’s How Love Is Made, The War and Treaty |
Key to My Heart, Fresco Trey |
Sweet Pumpkin, Samara Joy feat. Pasquale Grasso |
Leave It On the Dancefloor, Hope Tala |
So Gone, Tempest feat. Naomi Wild |

Oh Me, The Lad Classic |
Domino, Amtrac feat. Samuel T. Herring |
Crystals & Congas, Madame Gandhi |
Televised Hit & Run, Shutups |
Life Is Amazing, Samory I & Chi Ching Ching |
Seasons Change, MorMor |
Cryin’ Heart, Cloudchord, ProbCause & Braxton Cook |
Don’t Let It Get To You, Ray Duncan
DreamBound, Generations |
Morning After, Maddie Leigh
Hammock, morgen |

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Trench Baby 3,” Lil Zay Osama (18-track mixtape; guests: Lil Durk, G Herbo, Icewear Vezzo, PGF Nuk, Fredo Bang; Hear here; Warner)

“Golden Child, Chapter 2,” Autumn! (new single: “Jay N Bey”; Victor Victor / Republic)

“Manic,” Francisco Martin (six-song EP; new single: “hate you to love myself”; Hear here; 19 Recordings)

“Every Woman Dreams Pt. 2,” Shanice (2006 album; Hear here; Hitskope)

“Too Close to Home,” Tucker Nichol (former Miss Tennessee / R&B artist’s debut album; TuckerNichol)

“The Prize,” Joe Robinson (producer: Brent Maher; guests: Nir Z, Glenn Worf, Wendy Moten, John Jarvis, Stuart Duncan, et al; Joe’s Garage)

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“We Never Stop,” Candy Dulfer – Oct. 28


“Live At The Cheetah, Vol. 1,” Fania All Stars – Oct. 21


Jet Black (84)
Vic Dana (82)
Nik Turner (82)
Maureen Tucker (78)
Valerie Simpson (77)
Bob Cowsill (73)
Branford Marsalis (62)
Jimmy Olander (61)
Shirley Manson (56)
Dan Vickrey (56)
Adrian Young (53)
Thalía (51)
Tyler Connolly (47)
Brian Kelley (37)
Cassie (36)

Getting caught up …

Aug. 25 Birthdays: Wayne Shorter (89), Walter Williams (79), Henry Paul (73), Gene Simmons (73), Rob Halford (71), James Warren (71), Geoff Downes (70), Elvis Costello (68), Billy Ray Cyrus (61), Vivian Campbell (60), DJ Terminator X (56), Derek Sherinian (56), Jeff Tweedy (55), Jo Dee Messina (52), Amy Macdonald (35)


Aug. 26:

Laura Branigan (1952-2004)

Lee Hays (1914-1981)

Aug. 25:

Uziah Thompson (1936-2014)

Aaliyah (1979-2001)

Jack Nitzsche (1937-2000)

Allen Woody (1955-2000)

Rob Fisher (1956-1999)

Doug Stegmeyer (1951-1995)

Stan Kenton (1911-1979)

Ted Lewis (1890-1971)


“Now there’s nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside”

 RELEASED ON AUG. 26 … IN 1966 

“Sunshine Superman,” Donovan (his third and most successful album, featuring the title track and “Season of the Witch”; the title track reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album peaked at No. 11; because of a contract dispute, the album wasn’t released in his native U.K.; producer: Mickie Most; Epic)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 25 … IN 1998 

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Lauryn Hill (the former Fugees singer’s debut solo album, featuring “Doo Wop [That Thing],” “Ex-Factor” and “Everything Is Everything”; the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning five, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist; it’s widely regarded as one of the best albums ever by a female artist; producers: Hill, Che Pope, Vada Nobles; Ruffhouse / Columbia)


Gerald Potterton (“Heavy Metal” director and ‘Yellow Submarine’ animator)


> Britney Spears Reacts to Success of Elton John Duet ‘Hold Me Closer’: ‘Best Day Ever’ | The Hollywood Reporter

> Every MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award Winner: From The Beatles to Nicki Minaj | Billboard

 TOUR NEWS  (see more Tour Dates)

> Harry Styles Announces 22 More ‘Love on Tour’ Dates | Variety

> Pantera Announces First Reunion Shows | The Music Universe

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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