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23/01/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup

    Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Who's That Girl?

    (Single), Sire, 8

  • Image for U2

    U2 Beautiful Day

    Now 47 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "GIRL WHO GOT AWAY" (RCA) out 4th March

    • Image for Dido

      Dido No Freedom

      (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away

    The Searchers, MFP

  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Keep On Moving

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Lester's Library from the album "Give Me All You Got" (Ninth Street Opus) Out Now

  • Image for Sweet

    Sweet Fox On The Run

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 20

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Broken Strings (feat. Nelly Furtado)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Baby I Love You

    The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Baby Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall I'd Rather Go Blind

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Is It Like Today?

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Dimes For Nickels

    Signs & Signifiers, Rounder

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Rapture

    The Model: 20 New Romantic Hits From The '80s (Various Artists), Spectrum Music, 6

  • Image for Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins Love On Your Side

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

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CROSS ROADS" (Mercury) suggested by Charly Soans in Washington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

    • Image for Bon Jovi

      Bon Jovi Someday I'll Be Saturday Night

      Crossroads: The Best of Bon Jovi, Mercury

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Johnny Got A Boom Boom

    (CD Single), Universal Classics & Jazz, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Save A Prayer

    Now 1982 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Billy Joel

      Billy Joel My Life

      Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Shakira

    Shakira Whenever Wherever

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Faith Hill

    Faith Hill Cry

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Somebody Help Me

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv, 2

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Turn It Around

    (CD Single), Underdogs Management, 1

  • Image for Kajagoogoo

    Kajagoogoo Too Shy

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD,"TALES OF FLYING AND FALLING" (EMI) Out now

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Celebration

    Kool & The Gang - The Singles Collect, Phonogram

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Apeman

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Eddie Floyd

    Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood

    Rediscover The 60's & 70's (Various), Old Gold

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LOOK AROUND THE CORNER" (TruThoughts) Out Now

    • Image for Quantic and Alice Russell w/ The Combo Barbaro

      Quantic and Alice Russell w/ The Combo Barbaro Magdalena

      Look Around The Corner, Tru Thoughts

  • Image for Sophia George

    Sophia George Girlie Girlie

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

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