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The Best Time Of The Day Show, with the second Half-Time Hooter of the week, Lester's Library and the Listeners' Library tracks, Album and Record of the Week and Pause for Thought.

Alex, Radio 2's Dark Lord of the early mornings, presents his interactive blend of music and unique wit. We are now on Day 4 of National Failed Attempt Week; turn your failure into success with us. Our new superhero, Butterman, is in need of a catchphrase and a theme tune and we also explore the possibilities of jobs we can do in our sleep: playing a corpse in a film and nude modelling for an art class are among the suggestions. Pause for Thought with Jasjit Singh is at 3.20am and there are more newcomers into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.

From Lester's Library this morning there are tracks from Earth, Wind and Fire and David Rotheray, and your choice from Listener's Library is a track from Tom Cochrane. Hear Record of the Week by Lady Antebellum, plus another track from Album of the Week by The Drizabone Soul Family.

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Thu 8 Jul 2010 02:00

Music Played

  • The Lightning Seeds

    Lucky You

    • Lightning Seeds - Jollification.
    • Epic.
  • Shania Twain

    That Don't Impress Me Much

    • Now 44 (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Scouting for Girls


    • Everybody Wants To Be On TV.
    • Sony.
    • 4.
  • Phil Collins

    I Missed Again

    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
  • Desmond Dekker & the Aces


    • Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel.
    • Old Gold.
  • Katie Melua

    A Happy Place

    • (CD Single).
  • Free

    Wishing Well

    • The Boys Are Back In Town (Various).
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "NEED YOU NOW" (Parlophone)

    • Lady A

      I Run to You

      • Need You Now.
      • Capitol Nashville.
      • 1.
  • The Jacksons


    • The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 1.
  • Coldplay

    The Scientist

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "GREATEST HITS"

    • Earth, Wind & Fire - Star

  • Elvis Presley

    Heartbreak Hotel

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Kylie Minogue

    All The Lovers

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • ZZ Top


    • Rancho Texicano: The Very Best Of ZZ Top.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Dion

    The Wanderer

    • The Wanderers (Original S/Track).
    • Sequel Records.
  • Amy Macdonald

    This Pretty Face

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • The Police

    De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    • The Very Best Of Sting & The Police.
    • A&M.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    One Love / People Get Ready

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend.
    • Island.
  • Lissie

    When I'm Alone

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Bob Dylan

    I Want You

    • Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
  • Katrina and the Waves

    Sun Street

    • More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Francis Rossi

    One Step At A Time

    • (CD Single).
  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MAD MAD WORLD" (Capitol) suggested by Albie

    • Tom Cochrane

      Life Is A Highway

      • Tom Cochrane - Mad Mad World.
      • Capitol.
  • Altered Images

    Don't Talk to Me About Love

    • Wave Party (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Dane Bowers

    All She Needs

    • (CD Single).
  • Ricky Martin

    Livin' La Vida Loca

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • George McCrae

    Rock Your Baby

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Katy Perry

    California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Ike & Tina Turner

    River Deep - Mountain High

    • The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo.
    • BBC.
  • Tired Pony

    Dead American Writers

    • (CD Single).
  • The Bellamy Brothers

    Let Your Love Flow

    • Country Moods (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ALL THE WAY" (Dome) Out now

    • The Drizabone Soul Family

      Don't Break My Heart

      • All The Way.
  • Lily Allen

    Littlest Things

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
    • 4.
  • Primal Scream

    Movin' On Up

    • The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va).
    • Virgin.
  • Three Dog Night

    Mama Told Me Not To Come

    • 25 Years Of No.1 Hits - Vol.1 (Vario.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "THE LIFE OF BIRDS" (Proper) Released 9th August

    • Dave Rotheray

      The Sparrow, the Thrush and the Nightingale

  • Bobby Vee

    Take Good Care Of My Baby

    • The Best Of Bobby Vee.
    • Liberty.
  • Lee Ryan

    I Am Who I Am

    • (CD Single).
  • Musical Youth

    Pass The Dutchie

    • Young at Heart (Various Artists).
    • Reader's Digest.


  • Thu 8 Jul 2010 02:00

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