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Metal Oaf

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 December 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

37 items
  • Image for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

    Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Blinded By The Light

    Drivetime 3 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas

    Christmas Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Queenie Eye

    (CD Single), Virgin, 001

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Love In Store

    Fleetwood Mac - Mirage, Warner Bros, 12

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Boy Cried Wolf

    (CD Single), BMG, 001

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Terence Trent D’Arby

    Terence Trent D’Arby Dance Little Sister

    T.T.D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline, Columbia

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen High Hopes (feat. Tom Morello)

    Featured Artist: Tom Morello.

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Thelma Houston

    Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for The Shins

    The Shins Wonderful Christmastime

    Decca/Concord Records

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Breakaway

    Loved Me Back To Life, Sony Music, 001

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run Rudolph Run

    A Very Special Christmas (Various), A&M

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Somewhere Only We Know

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Ashford & Simpson

    Ashford & Simpson Solid

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists), Virgin, 2

  • Image for Band Aid

    Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Avicii

    Avicii Hey Brother

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Jim Reeves

    Jim Reeves Welcome To My World

    16 Top Tracks (Various Artists), RCA, 3

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Christmas Bells

    (CD Single), Navigator Records, 001

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow Shine (Live in Concert at BBC Radio 2)

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Over My Shoulder

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Fountains of Wayne

    Fountains of Wayne I Want An Alien For Christmas

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Amy Grant

    Amy Grant Baby Baby

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Whatever You Want

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Boney M.

    Boney M. Mary's Boy Child

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Just Another Girl

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Thunder

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon #9 Dream

    The John Lennon Collection, Parlophone

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Winter Dreams (Brandon's Song)

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Dan Hartman

    Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You

    I Can Dream About You, MCA

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers Waiting In Vain

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Hey Mister Snowman

    Wilde Winter Snowman, Wildeflower Records, 001


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