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Published on October 2nd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Oct. 2, 2021



“I Dream of Christmas,” Norah Jones – Oct. 15

“Hell of a Holiday,” Pistol Annies – Oct. 22

“Red (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift – moved up a week, Nov. 12

“C’mon You Know,” Liam Gallagher – May 27, 2022

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“Body Language (Deluxe),” Blake Shelton – Dec. 3


“Black Pumas,” Black Pumas – Dec. 10

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“NE:EP,” Erasure (five-song EP; four new tracks, with a remix of “Secrets”; Hear here; Mute)

“Half God,” Wiki (new single: “Promised”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Feb. 25, 2022; Apple Music; Wikset Enterprise)

“Welcome to the Internet,” Oliver Tree & Little Big (four-song EP; new single: “Turn It Up,” feat. Tommy Cash; Hear here; Apple Music; Atlantic)

“Get Some Help,” The Control Freaks (Hear here; Dirty Water)

“Affable With Pointed Teeth,” YUNGMORPHEUS & Eyedress (Hear here; Lex)

“Forever Would’ve Sucked,” Kaylee Patterson (six-song debut EP; producer: Jay Century; new single: “Pinky Promise”; Hear here; Atoned Music)

“The Cost of Doing Business,” Graham Wright (guitarist/keyboardist for Tokyo Police Club; Ray Cat)

“Apoptosis,” Inner Wave (new single: “Mystery”; Apple Music; Inner Wave)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Finish Line, Elton John & Stevie Wonder
The Feels, TWICE |
Teardrinker, Mastodon |
Come Back as a Country Boy, Blake Shelton |
Dad Vibes, Limp Bizkit |
Preacher, Ricky Rebel
Tanto, Cassie Marin |
Why Did You Go, Haidar Juma feat. LILO |
Dat It, Blue Lab Beats feat. Kiefer |
Let Me Down, BEA |
Like It How It Is, Aviella |
Catalyst, EPL |
Breathe, Stefanie Parnell |
Cult Classic, Rachelle Klein
Knock Away, Emanuel Tägil
Hawai’i, Meresha |


Don McLean (76)
Jo-el Sonnier (75)
Mike Rutherford (71)
Sting (70)
Greg Jennings (67)
Phil Oakey (66)
Freddie Jackson (65)
Robbie Nevil (63)
Bud Gaugh (54)
Gillian Welch (54)
Kelly Willis (53)
Dion Allen (51)
Jim Root (50)
Tiffany (50)
LaTocha Scott (49)
Lene Nystrom (48)
Mandisa (45)
Mike Rodden (39)
Brittany Howard (33)

Getting caught up …

Oct. 1 Birthdays: Julie Andrews (86), Jerry Martini (78), Dave Holland (75), Howard Hewett (66), Tim O’Reagan (63), Youssou N’Dour (62), Kevin Griffin (53), Jade Bird (24)

Sept. 30 Birthdays: Cissy Houston (88), Johnny Mathis (86), Marilyn McCoo (78), Sylvia Peterson (75), John Lombardo (69), Deborah Allen (68), Patrice Rushen (67), Marty Stuart (63), Marley Marl (59), Eddie Montgomery (58), Trey Anastasio (57), Robby Takac (57), T-Pain (37)


Oct. 2:

Kim Shattuck (1963-2019)

Geoff Emerick (1945-2018)

Tom Petty (1950-2017)

Gene Autry (1907-1998)

Oct. 1:

Karel Gott (1939-2019)

Charles Aznavour (1924-2018)

Lynsey de Paul (1948-2014)

Bruce Palmer (1946-2004)

Al Jackson Jr. (1935-1975)

Sept. 30:

Ronnie Dawson (1939-2003)

Mary Ford (1924-1977)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 2 IN … 1995 

“(What’s the Story?) Morning Glory,” Oasis (their second album, featuring “Wonderwall,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger” and “Champagne Supernova”; producers: Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher; Creation)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 1 IN … 2001 

“Fever,” Kylie Minogue (her eighth album, featuring “Can’t Get Out of My Head,” “In Your Eyes,” “Love at First Sight” and “Come into My World,” the latter of which won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2004; Parlophone)

 RELEASED ON SEPT. 30 IN … 1982 

“Nebraska,” Bruce Springsteen (his sixth album, featuring “Atlantic City” and “Open All Night”; the songs were recorded as demos on a 4-track recorder; producer: Springsteen; Columbia)


Greg Gilbert (The Delays)


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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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