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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 19 January 2010

Alex, Radio 2's Dark Lord of the early mornings, presents his interactive blend of music and unique wit. On this morning's show the discussion involves a fridge that makes a frog sound, fake versus real, shops that don't sell what they should and the third eye is moving down the body. Also on the Best Time of the Day Show, Alex raids his record collection for something new, or downright surprising from Lester's Library - and there's one from you in the Listeners' Library. Alex also spins Record of the Week from Mika and plays another track from the Album of the Week by Beth Nielsen Chapman.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for OutKast

    OutKast Hey Ya!

    Outkast - Speakerboxxx, Arista

  • Image for Keane

    Keane This Is The Last Time

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic All The Right Moves

    (CD Single), Mosley Music/Interscope Records, 1

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones and Mousse T. Sex Bomb

    (CD Single), Gut Records

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Forever Young

    (CD Single), Lucky 7 Records, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Are The Champions

    News Of The World, Island, 2

  • Image for Shara Nelson

    Shara Nelson One Goodbye In Ten

    (CD Single), Cool Tempo


  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else

    The Eddie Cochran Story, EMI, 16


    • Image for Mika

      Mika Blame It On The Girls

      (CD Single)

  • Image for Traveling Wilburys

    Traveling Wilburys End Of The Line

    Traveling Wilburys Vol.1, Wilbury

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Golden Years

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Reelin' And Rockin'

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Broken Strings (feat. Nelly Furtado)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals Suspicious Minds

    Drive Time 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes The Happening

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY featured on the CD, "QUARK STRANGENESS & CHARM" (Cherry Red) for Rick Saunders, Southern Counties

    • Image for Hawkwind

      Hawkwind Quark Strangeness and Charm

      Quark Strangeness and Calm, CHERRY RED RECORDS LTD, 3

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae I'd Do It All Again

    The Sea, EMI, 1

  • Image for The Bellamy Brothers

    The Bellamy Brothers Let Your Love Flow

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Promise

    (CD Single), Fascination, 1

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Let The Music Play

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Lola

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Groove Armada

    Groove Armada At The River

    (CD Single), Pepper

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK Taken from the CD, "BACK TO LOVE"

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding My Girl

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Thrill Me

    (CD Single), East West Records, 4

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "HERE WITH ME" (Wrasse Records)

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Passengers

    The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • Image for Ocean Colour Scene

    Ocean Colour Scene Magic Carpet Days

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Bat for Lashes

    Bat for Lashes Daniel

    (CD Single), Echo, 1


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