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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 30 July 2010

It's the best way to start your weekend, tune into Feelgood Friday on the Best Time of the Day Show with Alex. Keeping you away from the land of nod, expect Alex to play only the best selection of music interspersed with hilarious conversation.
This morning sees National Underwear Week come to an end, plus it is the final day of the summer sale at Morten Harket's Gap in the Market. Not forgetting, every Friday is a Feelgood Friday here. There are more inductees to the 4.15 One-Off Canteen and Pause for Thought at 3.20am.
From Lester's Library there is the current single from Scottish supergroup, The Burns Unit, and a track from Johnny Guitar Watson. The Listener's Library track is a forgotten rock gem by The Quireboys. There is a final track from Album of the Week by Brian Kennedy and Record of the Week from Brandon Flowers of The Killers. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

42 items
  • Image for Luther Vandross

    Luther Vandross Never Too Much

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Angel Eyes

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Valentino

    Bible Belt, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    The Game, Island, 5

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Smile

    (CD Single), Regal

  • Image for John Lee Hooker

    John Lee Hooker Dimples

    G.I. Jane O.S.T. (Various Artists), Hollywood Records

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "FLAMINGO" (Polydor)

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Solomon Burke

    Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Summer Day

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers and Bob Marley Iron Lion Zion

    (CD Single), Tuff Gong

  • Image for Alessi Brothers

    Alessi Brothers Oh Lori

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SIDE SHOW" (Proper)

  • Image for Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses Welcome To The Jungle

    Greatest Hits, Geffen

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Jimmy Mack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Sheila & B. Devotion

    Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer

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

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Locomotion

    Now 1984 - The Millennium Series, Now, 9

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Choices

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Coming Around Again

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile

    Isley Brothers - Greatest Motown Hits, Motown

  • Image for Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin Brand New Day

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield

    The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Chrysalis

  • Image for Curtis Stigers

    Curtis Stigers You're All That Matters To Me

    Now That's What I Call Music Vol.22, Now

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the re-issued CD, "A BIT OF WHAT YOU FANCY" (EMI) suggested by Christian from Merseyside

    • Image for The Quireboys

      The Quireboys The Quireboys - Hey You

      Bitter Sweet & Twisted/Bit Of What You Fancy: 2cd

  • Image for The Bluenotes

    The Bluenotes and Harold Melvin Wake Up Everybody

    Harold Melvin - Greatest Hits, CBS, 5

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Fire With Fire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Little Bird

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA, 2

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison You Give Me Something

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Gaslight Anthem

    The Gaslight Anthem The Diamond Church Street Choir

    American Slang, Side One Dummy, 1

  • Image for P.P. Arnold

    P.P. Arnold The First Cut Is The Deepest

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for The Darkness

    The Darkness Growing On Me

    The Darkness - Permission To Land, Atlantic

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton 9 To 5

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE VERY BEST OF BRIAN KENNEDY" (boroughmusic) out now

  • Image for Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin Me And Bobby McGee

    Janis Joplin - Pearl, Columbia

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • Image for The Source

    The Source and Candi Staton You Got The Love

    Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists), Dover Records


  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blue Eyes

    Songs For Sorrow E.P., Island, 2

  • Image for Us3

    Us3 Cantaloop

    (CD Single), Blue Note

  • Image for The Crickets

    The Crickets That'll Be The Day

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA


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