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Tommy Sandhu sits in

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 September 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

38 items
  • Hour 1

    • Image for U2

      U2 Angel Of Harlem

      U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island, 12

  • Image for Incognito

    Incognito Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

    (CD Single), Talkin' Loud

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J It's My Party

    (CD Single), Lava Music, 1

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles What'd I Say

    The Very Best Of Jazz Moods (Various), Telstar

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Cheating

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Tell Her About It

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Dorothy Moore

    Dorothy Moore Misty Blue

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

  • Image for White Town

    White Town Your Woman

    Now 36 (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Holes

    (CD Single), Nettwerk Music Group, 1

  • Image for Patrice Rushen

    Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots

    Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Go West

      Go West King Of Wishful Thinking

      Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Oh Carol

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Bonfire Heart

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Feelin' Good

    Sex And The City (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Something Got Me Started

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Counting Stars

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Too Hot

    Kool & The Gang - The Singles Collect, Phonogram

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams Lose Yourself To Dance

    Random Access Memories, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello Everyday I Write The Book

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The S.O.S. Band

    The S.O.S. Band Just Be Good To Me

    The History Of Dance Vol. 2 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • Hour 3

    • Image for Steve Winwood

      Steve Winwood Valerie

      Pure Rock Ballads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Nizlopi

    Nizlopi The JCB Song

    (CD Single), FDM

  • Image for Sonny

    Sonny and Cher I Got You Babe

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Roar

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles This Boy

    The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume 1, Parlophone, 7

  • Image for Linda Lyndell

    Linda Lyndell What A Man

    Stax 50th Anniversary Collection (Various Artists), Stax

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Rescue

    Boy Cried Wolf, BMG, 1

  • Image for Bobby McFerrin

    Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy

    Now 13, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits So Far Away

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Home Again

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Eddy Grant

    Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Capital Cities

    Capital Cities Safe And Sound

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    (CD Single), Parlophone

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