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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 28 November 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, 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Kool & The Gang

      Kool & The Gang Get Down On It

      Eighties Legends (Various Artists), Virgin, 2

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow A Change Would Do You Good

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Starlight

    Letters, Syco, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Seven Seas Of Rhye

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone, 11

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis She's Electric

    What's The Story Morning Glory -Oasis, Creation Records

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Who's That Girl?

    (Single), Sire, 8

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Flatcap Records)

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Hound Dog

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate So You Win Again

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry The One That Got Away

    (CD Single), Capitol Records, 1


  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss and Union Station Baby Now That I've Found You

    Now That I've Found You - A Collectio, Rounder Records

  • Image for Eddie & The Hot Rods

    Eddie & The Hot Rods Do Anything You Wanna Do

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Temptations

      The Temptations Get Ready

      Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight

    Onka's Big Moka - Toploader, Sony Soho Square

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Come On

    Echoes, RCA, 1

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross My Old Piano

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Because The Night

    The Lost Sessions: Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Columbia (Sony), 6

  • Image for Red Sky July

    Red Sky July How To Get Your Love

    (CD Single), Proper Records, 1

  • Image for Pluto Shervington

    Pluto Shervington Dat

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Beyoncé

    Beyoncé Love On Top

    4, RCA, 1

  • Image for Mental As Anything

    Mental As Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino


    • Image for Francis Neve

      Francis Neve Dance Around the Fire

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me

    Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits, Atlantic

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 If It Happens Again

    The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000, Virgin

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces Itchycoo Park

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Human Nature

    The Essential, Epic

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Better Than That

    Quid Pro Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Stephanie Mills

    Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES" (Island) out on December 5th

    • Image for Amy Winehouse

      Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

      Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton Show Me The Way

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks Not Ready To Make Nice

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Stuck

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LET THERE BE DRUMS" (Collectables) suggested by Peter Greene

    • Image for Sandy Nelson

      Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson - Big Noise From Winnetka

      Let There Be Drums/Drums Are My Beat, Collectables, 4 (disc 1)

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Youssou N'Dour

    Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv


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