New to Clip - basic question re: stopping a track

I just got my clip a week ago and am generally loving it.  However, I have a very basic question for which I have not found an answer in the manual or on this board. 

Is there a way to stop a song – a track – without hopping to (and starting) another track or turning the unit off?  I have the same question about stopping a track of an audio book.  The software seems to assume that you want to keep hearing whatever track you’re on while you peruse the listings, and that’s not always the case. 

Thanks for any help with this.  Please be kind.

yes, the pause button. there is no stop but pause will serve as the same function. as a side note the pause button is used as a mute button for FM radio.