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I'm Without a Key

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 April 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 Ricky Martin

      Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Borderline

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 14

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Turn

    (CD Single), Demon, 1

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Good People

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Get A Kick Out Of You

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

  • Image for Emma Stevens

    Emma Stevens Once

    Dreaming Trees E.P., Rising Tide Music, 1

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Viva Las Vegas

    American Dream (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

    Abba, Polydor

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "Rocks And Honey" (Celtic Swan) out now

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Twist

    (CD Single), Cubit Recordings, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE" (Nuclear Blast) out 27th May

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift State Of Grace

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Supremes

      The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On

      Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Tone Damli Aaberge

    Tone Damli Aaberge Butterflies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Mirrors

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Life In The Fast Lane

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Amii Stewart

    Amii Stewart Friends

    Love Bites & School Nites (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Eric Clapton & Chaka Khan

    Eric Clapton & Chaka Khan Gotta Get Over

    (CD Single), Bushbranch, 1

  • Image for Gibson Brothers

    Gibson Brothers Cuba

    Latin Fever (Various Artists), Universal Music

  • Image for U2

    U2 Sweetest Thing

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Heaven

    Delta Machine, Columbia, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "TRACY" (Decca) suggested by Andy Plumb in Walpole, St Andrews

    • Image for The Cufflinks

      The Cufflinks Tracy

      I Love Sixties (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Is This Love?

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia, 8

  • Image for Bread

    Bread Make It With You

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals 54-46 Was My Number

    Run Fatboy Run O.S.T. (Various Artists), Universal

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Status Quo

      Status Quo Whatever You Want

      (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Prince

    Prince U Got The Look

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Do It Again

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Jenn Bostic

    Jenn Bostic Not Yet

    (CD Single), Jenn Bostic Music, 1

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing

    The Raw & The Cooked, London

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "CELEBRATE: THE GREATEST HITS" (Virgin) out now

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Perfect

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Life Is A Rollercoaster

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Tracey Ullman

    Tracey Ullman They Don't Know

    You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, Stiff

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "FOREVER ENDEAVOUR" (Cooking Vinyl) out now

    • Image for Ron Sexsmith

      Ron Sexsmith Nowhere To Go

      Nowhere To Go, Ron Sexsmith

  • Image for Sugarland

    Sugarland Stuck Like Glue

    The Incredible Machine, Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

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