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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 January 2013

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show.

There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks from Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought.

Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Squeal of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for P!nk

      P!nk Get The Party Started

      The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var), BMG

  • Image for Kenny Loggins

    Kenny Loggins Footloose

    Footloose (Original S/Track), CBS

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrakesh Express

    Our House (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Yazoo

    Yazoo Only You

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones One More Shot

    Grrr!, Abkco

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Sometimes

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

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

  • Image for Anastacia

    Anastacia One Day In Your Life

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA

    Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA, CBS


    • Image for Billy Paul

      Billy Paul Thanks For Saving My Life

      War Of The Gods, Big Break Records, 5

  • Image for Florence + the Machine

    Florence + the Machine You Got The Love

    Now That's What I Call Music 74 (Various Artists), Now, 5

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Juke Box Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur Collection, 12

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Cyndi Lauper

      Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Bachman-Turner Overdrive

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett 634-5789

    Wilson Pickett - A Man And A Half, Rhino

  • Image for Julie Fowlis

    Julie Fowlis Lon-dubh/Blackbird

    (CD Single), Machair Records, 1

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Next To Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Squeeze

    Squeeze Tempted

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart The Motown Song

    Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent Life In Easy Steps

    (CD Single), DB Industries

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Black Or White

    (CD Single), Epic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RESULTS" (Epic) suggested by Pete Worrall in Cheshire

    • Image for Liza Minnelli

      Liza Minnelli Losing My Mind

      Monster Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Rupert Holmes

    Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

    Various Artists - Open Top Cars, Temple Records

    • Image for The Drifters

      The Drifters Up On The Roof

      Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Wet Wet Wet

      Wet Wet Wet Wishing I Was Lucky

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Runaway (Tin Tin Out Remix)

    Remix Artist: Tin Tin Out.

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Things

    Splish Splash -Best Of Bobby Darin Vo, Atco

  • Image for Grace Jones

    Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm

    (CD Single), ZTT

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Oh You Pretty Things

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Cher

    Cher I Found Someone

    The Greatest Love (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen


    • Image for The Bleechers

      The Bleechers Come Into My Parlour

      Boss Reggae: 40 Reggae Scorchers, Trojan, 18

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum I Run To You

    Need You Now, Capitol Nashville, 1

  • Image for Johnny and The Hurricanes

    Johnny and The Hurricanes Red River Rock

    The Ultimate Rock 'N' Roll Collection (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Shakatak

    Shakatak Down On The Street

    Shakatak - The Coolest Cuts, Polydor


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