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The best way to start the week with brilliant music and hilarious chat on the Best Time of the Day Show. There's a new Record and Album of the Week, plus more Library selections.

Start another week with Alex who will entertain you in the small hours with his eclectic playlist and unique brand of conversation. It's an All-New Monday on the show and Alex declares it the first day of National Switch Week. Yes, all week there will be tributes to those switches that have played a pivotal role in your life; switching lights on to discover something strange, forgetting to switch something on, forgetting to switch something off, and those switches in your house that you are clueless about. Plus, tales of air-guitar extraordinaires and bathroom ballet, we lift the lid on "Closed-Door Cabaret". Pause for Thought with 3.20am with Steve Williams and the first trip of the week into the 4.15 Confusion Hareem.

There is a brand new Album of the Week from The Pierces, a new Record of the Week from Patrick Wolf, Lester's Library tracks from Asa and Jace Everett, and a Terry Hall track selected by you from the Listener's Library.

Beware: the Drums of Pun or the Squeal of Campery could go off at any time!

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Mon 23 May 2011 02:00

Music Played

  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    Get Down Tonight

    • Billboard Top Hits 1975.
    • Rhino.
  • Elton John


    • The Very Best Of Elton John.
    • Rocket.
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead

    The Sound Of Sunshine

    • The Sound Of Sunshine.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Jean Knight

    Mr Big Stuff

    • Stax Greatest Hits (Various Artists).
    • Stax.
  • The Beautiful South

    Song For Whoever

    • Beautiful South - Carry On Up The Cha.
    • Go! Discs.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "LUPERCALIA" (Mercury) out on June 20th

    • Patrick Wolf


      • (CD Single).
      • Mercury.
      • 1.
  • Cher

    If I Could Turn Back Time

    • Cher - The Greatest Hits.
    • WEA/Universal.
  • The Zombies

    Time Of The Season

    • The Zombies - Odyssey & Oracle.
    • Rock Machine.
  • TD Lind

    Push Over Boy Blues

    • (CD Single).
  • Enigma

    Return To Innocence

    • New Pure Moods (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
    • 5.

    • Asa

      Dreamer Girl

  • Paul Hardcastle


    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Keane

    Is It Any Wonder?

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Curtis Mayfield

    Move On Up

    • The Old Skool Reunion (Various Artis.
    • Global Television.
  • Sophie B. Hawkins

    Right Beside You

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Caro Emerald

    A Night Like This

    • (CD Single).
    • Dramatico.
    • 1.
  • Boston

    More Than A Feeling

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • Plan B

    She Said

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 7.
  • Wonderland


    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Aswad


    • Now 1994 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Melanie

    Brand New Key

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • The Script

    Science & Faith

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LAUGH" (Demon Edsel) suggested by C-Horse in Scotland

    • Terry Hall

      Love To See You

      • Laugh.
  • Tina Turner

    What's Love Got To Do With It

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Duane Eddy

    Rebel Rouser

    • Baby Boomer Classics - The Fifties Vo.
    • Trax Label.
  • Loleatta Holloway

    Love Sensation

    • The Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!.
    • Virgin.
    • 3.
  • Tavares

    More Than A Woman

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Billy Idol

    Mony Mony

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


    • Panic Of Girls.
    • Phasm 8.
    • 1.
  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    Mr. Soft

    • Greatest Hits.
    • EMI.
  • The Chiffons

    Sweet Talkin' Guy

    • Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal.
    • Old Gold.
  • Status Quo

    Rock 'n' Roll 'n' You

    • (CD Single).
    • Fourth Chord Records.
    • 1.
  • Johnny Nash

    Tears On My Pillow

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1975.
    • EMI.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "YOU AND I" (Polydor) out on May 30th

    • The Pierces


      • (CD Single).
      • Polydor.
      • 1.
  • Bruce Channel

    Hey! Baby

    • Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K.
    • Old Gold.
  • Change

    The Glow Of Love (feat. Luther Vandross)

    • The Essential Luther Vandross.
    • Epic.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Wrasse Records)

    • Jace Everett

      Good Times

  • Greyhound

    Black And White

    • Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Fine Young Cannibals

    Johnny Come Home

    • Fine Young Cannibals.
    • London.
  • Olivia Newton‚ÄźJohn

    If Not For You

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various).
    • Premier.


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