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Published on May 13th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 13, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Cooped Up, Post Malone feat. Roddy Ricch |
One Life, James Bay |
The Foundations of Decay, My Chemical Romance |
You Proof, Morgan Wallen |
Roman Candles, Death Cab for Cutie |
I Ain’t Worried (from the film “Top Gun: Maverick”), OneRepublic |
Too Much, Mark Ronson feat. Lucky Daye |
Me Myself & I, 5 Seconds of Summer |
No Gold Teeth, Danger Mouse & Black Thought |
Worth a Shot, Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley |
Yo Yo, MIKA |
I Think We’re Past That Now, Antonio Sánchez feat. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross |
Purple Haze, Joy Oladokun |
FUNERAL GREY, Waterparks |
“A Strange Loop,” “Periodically,” “Intermission Song,” “We Wanna Know” and “Inner White Girl” (from “A Strange Loop [Original Broadway Cast Recording]”), various artists |
Spit It Out, Big Wreck |
What Do We Do Now?, Spencer Crandall |
Medusa, The Bergamot

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“I Blame the World,” Sasha Alex Sloan (Hear here; See here; RCA)

“Romeo & Juliet,” Ryan Adams (double album; Read here; Pax-Am)

“WDYWTBWYGU [What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?],” Johan Lenox (new single: “I’m a Mess”; Hear here; Johan Lenox)

“Shape & Form,” Two Feet (guest: grandson; Hear here; AWAL Recordings)

“Open,” Lambert (new single: “The Open”; Hear here; See here; Mercury Classics)



“That Was You and Me,” Fortunate Ones – June 3

“Leap,” James Bay – July 8

“Cheat Codes,” Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Aug. 12

“SHIFT (Bad Hombre, Vol. II),” Antonio Sánchez – Aug. 26

“Asphalt Meadows,” Death Cab for Cutie – Sept. 16

“5SOS5,” 5 Seconds of Summer – Sept. 23

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“Nancy & Lee,” Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – new release date, June 3

“The Animals,” “The Animals On Tour,” “Animal Tracks” and “Animalization,” The Animals – new release date, June 24


Stevie Wonder (72)
John Richardson [Gin Blossoms] (58)
Darius Rucker (56)
Andy Williams [Casting Crowns] (50)
Mickey Madden [Maroon 5] (43)
Wylie Gelber [Dawes] (34)
Tones and I (29)
Morgan Wallen (29)


Doris Day (1922-2019)

Robert Drasnin (1927-2015)

Donald “Duck” Dunn (1941-2012)

Johnnie Wilder Jr. [Heatwave] (1949-2006)

Eddie Barclay (1921-2005)

Chet Baker (1929-1988)

Bob Wills (1905-1975)

Tubby Hall (1895-1945)

 RELEASED ON MAY 13 … IN 1982 

“The Golden Age of Wireless,” Thomas Dolby (his debut album, featuring his Top 5 hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” “Airwaves,” “Europa and the Pirate Twins” and “One of Our Submarines”; the album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard chart in mid-June; producers: Dolby, Tim Friese-Greene; EMI)


Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)


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