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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 May 2010

Start the weekend with a bang with Tim Smith who is looking after The Best Time of the Day Show for the Dark Lord. This morning, Alex calls the show and treats us to an update of what he has been upto on his travels. It's Feelgood Friday so there are lots of tunes to add to the feelgood factor. From the Smith Family Archive there are tracks from Pilot and John Stewart, Dennis Waterman is selected from the Listener's Library, there's a Trucker Track from Alabama, more Album of the Week from Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Record of the Week from Rick Astley and Pause for Thought at 3.20am.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Mink DeVille

    Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Little Town Flirt

    Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ, Old Gold, 9

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths What Difference Does It Make?

    Singles, Warner, 5

  • Image for Craig David

    Craig David All Alone Tonight (Stop Look Listen)

    Signed Sealed Delivered

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Cruz Music)

    • Image for Rick Astley

      Rick Astley Lights Out

      (CD Single), Cruz Music, 1


    • Image for John Stewart

      John Stewart Gold

      Freeway 20 Classic Driving Tracks, Polygram TV

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Right By Your Side

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for FM

    FM Hollow

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime

    Talking Heads - Remain In Light, Sire

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Wheels

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Bill Haley & His Comets

    Bill Haley & His Comets Shake, Rattle And Roll

    Bill Haley And The Comets, Bulldog

  • Image for Orange Juice

    Orange Juice Rip It Up

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Elgins

    The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.5 (Various), Motown, 6

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Spark

    (CD Single)

  • Image for John Oates

    John Oates and Daryl Hall I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ever, Telstar

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera How Men Are

    Acoustic Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Need You Now

    Need You Now, Capitol Nashville, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Martin in Stevenage

    • Image for Dennis Waterman

      Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You

      Drivetime 3 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Free

    Free Wishing Well

    The Boys Are Back In Town (Various), Columbia, 10

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Staple Singers

    The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Sweet

    Sweet Little Willy

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Alabama

    Alabama Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)

    Mountain Music: The Best Of

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited

    The Best Of The Pointer Sisters, RCA

  • Image for The Lemonheads

    The Lemonheads Mrs Robinson

    Simply The Best Movie Album (Various), Warner Strategic Market

  • MUSIC FROM THE SMITH FAMILY ARCHIVE from the CD, "As, Bs and Rarities" (EMI Gold)

    • Image for Pilot

      Pilot Just a Smile

      As Bs and Rarities

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Crazy Love

    (CD Single), 143 Records, 1

  • Image for Bernard Cribbins

    Bernard Cribbins Right Said Fred

    The Hits Of 1962 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur

  • Image for Teenage Fanclub

    Teenage Fanclub Baby Lee

    Shadows, PeMa Records, 1

  • Image for Suzi Quatro

    Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman Stumblin' In

    To Love Somebody - Most Beautiful Love Songs Vol.3, BMG Ariola

  • Image for Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald and James Ingram Yah Mo B There

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "COME AND GET IT" (EMI) Out now

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Not Fair

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother What If I?

    (CD Single), Flat Cap Records, 1

  • Image for Typically Tropical

    Typically Tropical Barbados

    In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part, Old Gold


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