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Shatters Sleeping

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 June 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 Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado I'm Like A Bird

    (CD Single), Skg, 1

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Love X Love

    Midnight Moods, Arcade, 11

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry Done

    Pioneer, Decca, 1

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Paint It Black

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Edsel Recordings)

  • Image for Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally)

    Gilbert O'Sullivan -Nothing But The B, Park Records, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LOVE FROM LONDON" (YepRoc)

  • Image for Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Will Rock You

    News Of The World, Island, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Steve Winwood

      Steve Winwood Roll With It

      25 Years Of No.1 Hits (Various), Connoisseur

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 10

  • Image for Billy Fury

    Billy Fury Halfway To Paradise

    The Billy Fury Hit Parade, London, 2

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Image for Texas

    Texas When We Are Together

    Texas - The Hush, Mercury

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Next Day

    The Next Day, Sony, 2

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Big Girls Don't Cry

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 7

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LITTLE EARTHQUAKES" (East West) suggested by Jenny Goulder, Surrey

    • Image for Tori Amos

      Tori Amos Leather

      Little Earthquakes, East West, 8

  • Image for Ten Sharp

    Ten Sharp You

    Ten Sharp, Columbia

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez The More I See You

    This Is Easy (Various Artists), Virgin

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Tavares

      Tavares Don't Take Away The Music

      Rhythm Divine 2 (Various Artists), Dino, 8

  • Image for Daniel Powter

    Daniel Powter Bad Day

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for The Staple Singers

    The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Emmelie de Forest

    Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops

    Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Sony Music Denmark/Mermaid Records, 1/11

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution Kiss

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "INVISIBLE EMPIRE// CRESCENT MOON" (Virgin) out June 10th

    • Image for KT Tunstall

      KT Tunstall Carried

      Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon, Virgin, 4

  • Image for Freddie McGregor

    Freddie McGregor Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Joan Jett

    Joan Jett and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll

    Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Blackheart

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY

    • Image for The Nightingales

      The Nightingales Too Late

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison My Sweet Lord

    All Things Must Pass, EMI, 4

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Is The Life

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Mark Owen

    Mark Owen Stars

    (CD Single), Polydor

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