Paul presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades. Due to the live broadcast of the final of the Radio 2 Comedy Awards, this week's show is delayed until 9.30 and it's half-an-hour shorter. Normal service is resumed next week.
In the feature Baby What a Big Surprise [they really were Number One albums] we hear a song from The Broadway Album by Barbra Streisand. A song is heard from the debut hit LP by Lionel Richie in the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
In A Matter of Life and Death, Paul celebrates the birth in 1973 of Ray Lamontagne. Paul also pays tribute to the recently deceased Andrew Gold.
There are past and present R'n'B Number Ones from Alicia Keys and Kirk Franklin; past and present Country Number Ones from Marty Robbins and Jason Aldean; and Rock Number Ones from 2002 and now by Chad Kroeger and Foo Fighters. Born This Way by Lady GaGa remains at number one in the album chart and, on the singles side, Adele rolls on for a fifth week.