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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 24 May 2010

Alex is away on his American Adventure, leaving Lynn Parsons in charge of The Best Time of the Day Show. Lynn kick starts the week by asking what's the oldest object in your house as well as solving the brain-teaser - what is the world's most popular musical instrument? Marilyn Monroe and Robbie Robertson get an airing in Songs from Lynn's Chalet, Chicago are hand picked by Laura in Listener's Library and Katie Melua is Album Of The Week & Scissor Sisters are Record Of The Week. Splendid!

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Here Comes The Sun

    The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 7

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Big Girls Don't Cry

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 7

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Crazy Love

    (CD Single), 143 Records, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Dress You Up

    (Single), Sire, 1

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack If I Didn't Love You

    (CD Single), Carrack UK, 1

  • Image for Heatwave

    Heatwave Boogie Nights

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Fast Car

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "NIGHT WORK" (Polydor) out June 28th

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Lights Out

    (CD Single), Cruz Music, 1


  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson You And Your Heart

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution Kiss

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Umbrella Beach

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson The Second Summer Of Love

    The No.1 Summer Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Alive

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy Something For The Weekend

    Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Craig David

    Craig David All Alone Tonight (Stop Look Listen)

    Signed Sealed Delivered

  • Image for P.P. Arnold

    P.P. Arnold The First Cut Is The Deepest

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CHICAGO 17" (Warner Bros) suggested by Laura

    • Image for Chicago

      Chicago Hard Habit To Break

      The Heart Of Chicago, Reprise

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies On A Carousel

    The Hollies, EMI, 19

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Wheels

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Seven Wonders

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 11

  • Image for U2

    U2 Even Better Than The Real Thing

    The Best Of U2: 1990-2000, Island

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • Image for Train

    Train Hey, Soul Sister

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Dan England

    Dan England and John Ford Coley Love Is The Answer

    (Single), Big Tree

  • Image for John Mayer

    John Mayer Half Of My Heart

    Battle Studies, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE HOUSE" (Dramatico) Out Today

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Julia

    Baby Love, EMI

  • Image for The Brand New Heavies

    The Brand New Heavies Dream On Dreamer

    Now 28 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Is A Hurricane

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1


  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith New York

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv


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