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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 18 July 2011

Fight off those Monday blues by tuning in to Alex on the Best Time of the Day Show for a dose of night-owl comedy and fantastic music. There is a new Record and Album of the Week, Pause for Thought at 3.20am, two more unexpected tracks from Lester's Library and one from you from the Listener's Library. Beware, the Drums of Pun or the Mallet of Stupidity could go off at any time. You have been warned!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Barry White

      Barry White Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

      Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Girls On Film

    Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Secret Love

    In Your Dreams, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations The Way You Do The Things You Do

    The Temptations - The Ultimate Collec, Motown

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Fireflies

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Island) out on August 11th

    • Image for Danny & Freya

      Danny & Freya If Only You

      (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Hot Stuff

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Focus

    Focus Sylvia

    The Best Of Focus, Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RAIN DOGS" (Island)

  • Image for Tasmin Archer

    Tasmin Archer Sleeping Satellite

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Lloyd Price

    Lloyd Price Stagger Lee

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Miami Sound Machine

    Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

    Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits, Epic

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Somehow

    (CD Single), Stoned Records, 1

  • Image for Barrett Strong

    Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

    Pre-Fab! (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Rickie Lee Jones

    Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E's In Love

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Duane Eddy

    Duane Eddy Twango

    Road Trip, Mad Monkey Records, 1

  • Image for Robert Knight

    Robert Knight Love On A Mountain Top

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin, 7

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Columbia

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Twist

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Heaven Help

    The Best Rock Ballads In The World..E, Virgin

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MCCOY: UNREAL - THE ANTHOLOGY" (Angel Air) suggested by John in North-West Wales

    • Image for Mammoth

      Mammoth All the Days

      McCoy: Unreal The Anthology CD2, Angel Air, 9

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Mystery Train

    For LP Fans Only, RCA

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada Breakfast In Spitalfields

    High Ceilings & Collarbones, Decca, 1

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers Buffalo Soldier

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Rebel Rebel

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Bobbie Gentry

    Bobbie Gentry I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Love How It Hurts

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Danny & The Juniors

    Danny & The Juniors At The Hop

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks Landslide

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk The Model

    Into The Eighties (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Brook Benton & Dinah Washington

    Brook Benton & Dinah Washington Baby You've Got What It Takes

    The Best Of Dinah Washington, Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ALL OF YOU" (Island) out now

  • Image for The Christians

    The Christians Harvest For The World

    The Best Of The Christians, Island

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar All Fired Up

    The Very Best Of Pat Benatar, Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the 19-disc box-set, "HOUSE OF RUFUS" (Universal)

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Nadine (Is It You?)

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Chaka Demus

    Chaka Demus and Pliers Tease Me

    (CD Single), Mango


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