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Twirled Money

3 hours, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 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

46 items
  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox and Al Green Put A Little Love In Your Heart

    Scrooged O.S.T. (Various Artists), A&M

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes When You're Young And In Love

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.2 (Various), Hitsville

  • Image for Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams Happy

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits So Far Away

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Mary In The Morning

    Glen Campbell - Words, Ember

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Unconditionally

    Prism, Virgin, 001

  • Image for Imagination

    Imagination Body Talk

    Temptation (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run Rudolph Run

    A Very Special Christmas (Various), A&M

  • Image for Lene Marlin

    Lene Marlin Sitting Down Here

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby White Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Happy Holiday

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne I Was Born On Christmas Day

    (CD Single), Heavenly, 17

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Baby I Love You

    The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Underneath The Tree

    (CD Single), RCA, 001

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders 2000 Miles

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for David Dundas

    David Dundas Jeans On

    Super 70's Summer (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

    (CD Single), Rounder Records

  • Image for Taja Sevelle

    Taja Sevelle Love Is Contagious

    Taja Sevelle, WEA

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Into The Light

    (CD Single), Capitol, 001

  • Image for Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Gilbert O'Sullivan Christmas Song

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

  • Image for Free

    Free My Brother Jake

    Music Of The Year 1971, Spectrum, 9

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Münchener Freiheit

    Münchener Freiheit Keeping The Dream Alive

    The Best Christmas... Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle and Melanie C Loving You

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas To You)

    Christmas With Nat & Dean, EMI, 4

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas

    (Single), WEA, 1

  • Image for Ryan Paris

    Ryan Paris Dolce Vita

    The Holiday CD - Various Artists, CBS

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Further Away (Romance Police)

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Eagles

    The Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas

    Cold Christmas (Various Artists), WEA

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas

    Christmas Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for The Maisonettes

    The Maisonettes Heartache Avenue

    History Of The 80's (Various Artists), Br Music

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Winter Melody

    The No 1 Christmas Album-Various Arti, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Charlie Musselwhite

    Charlie Musselwhite Silent Night

  • Image for John Legend

    John Legend All Of Me

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin, 17

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Chain Reaction

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for The Waitresses

    The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for Avicii

    Avicii Hey Brother

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Denis

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Millennium

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye and Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1


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