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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 07 January 2011

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, as well as tales of why you're feeling good, Alex discusses watching football in 3D in the pub and fills up the Nost-Drat-And-Darn-Us calendar with more of your suggestions of the year's predictions in pictorial form. It's all about the bright side on the dark side of the day. There is a final chance for the week to warm your cockles in the 4.15 One-Off Canteen, and Pause for Thought at 3.20am. From Lester's Library there is an underplayed classic from Bob Dylan and a new tune from The Blow Monkeys. The Listener's Library track is a tearjerker from Hazel O' Connor courtesy of Dave Knox. There is one more track from Album of the Week by Queen, plus Record of the Week by Sugarland. Buffoons are go!

Music Played

41 items
  • Image for Prince

    Prince 1999

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Ain't Good Enough For You

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Real Thing

    The Real Thing Can't Get By Without You

    Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Twist In My Sobriety

    (CD Single), WEA

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK: Featured on the CD 'The Incredible Machine' (Mercury)

    • Image for Sugarland

      Sugarland Stuck Like Glue

      The Incredible Machine, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Love Affair

    Love Affair Everlasting Love

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Don McLean

    Don McLean American Pie

    20 Number 2's Of The 70's (Various), MFP

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette Listen To Your Heart

    Missing You (Various Artists), EMI

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the CD 'Staring At The Sea' (F.O.D.)

  • Image for Dion

    Dion and The Belmonts Teenager In Love

    Dion & The Belmonts - The EP Collecti, Capitol

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1000000

    Gordon, SIRE/REPRISE, 469

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966, Atlantic

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited

    The Best Of The Pointer Sisters, RCA

  • Image for Let Loose

    Let Loose Crazy For You

    Drive Time 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Avery Sunshine

    Avery Sunshine I Got Sunshine

    Avery Sunshine, Dome Records, 1

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces

    The Best Of The Average White Band, Hit Label

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston It Takes Two

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for The Who

    The Who My Generation

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Next, Polydor

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the CD 'Blood On The Tracks' (Columbia)

    • Image for Bob Dylan

      Bob Dylan You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt So Far Gone

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again

    (Single), Columbia

  • Image for Jocelyn Brown

    Jocelyn Brown and Incognito Always There

    (CD Single), Talkin' Loud

  • Image for Mötley Crüe

    Mötley Crüe Girls Girls Girls

    Monsters Of Rock (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Am I Forgiven

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Andrew Gold

    Andrew Gold Lonely Boy

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino, 1

  • Image for Musical Youth

    Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK: 'Queen: Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2' (Island) Out Now

    • Image for Queen

      Queen Radio Gaga

      Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffett I Love This Town

    Nanci Griffith - Hearts In Mind, Universal Music TV

  • Image for Hank Mizell

    Hank Mizell Jungle Rock

    Rock & Roll Classics (Various Artists), Knight Records, 14

  • Image for Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne Doctor My Eyes

    The Next Voice You Hear - Jackson Bro, Elektra

  • Listener's Library: Suggested by Dave Knox. From the CD 'Breaking Glass' ' (Spectrum Audio)

    • Image for Hazel O'Connor

      Hazel O'Connor Will You?

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

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls This Ain't A Love Song

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Can't Stand Losing You

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Hung Up

    (CD Single), Warner Bros


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