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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 21 January 2011

Let Alex kickstart your weekend with Feelgood Friday on the Best Time of the Day Show. This morning, Alex asks what would your star sign be if it was more accurate in "The Best Time of the Day Zodiac" and your rhyming catchphrases in "If You're Not Rhyming, We're Not Shining". There's 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's a newbie from The Drive-by Truckers and a cover from Nona Hendryx. The Listener's Library track is a sampling masterpiece from Avalanches as suggested by Marie Yelland in Dorset. There is one more track from the Album of the Week by Adele, plus the last play for the Record of the Week from Sara Bareilles. Expect the unexpected with Alex, and you will still be in for a surprise.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Patrice Rushen

    Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots

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

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

  • Image for Sugarland

    Sugarland Stuck Like Glue

    The Incredible Machine, Mercury, 1

  • Image for John Holt

    John Holt The Tide Is High

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Keep The Customer Satisfied

    Bridge Over Troubled Water, Columbia

  • Image for Edei

    Edei Loved

    (CD Single), Alma Recordings, 1

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Wonderwall

    What's The Story Morning Glory -Oasis, Creation Records

  • Image for Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington Mad About The Boy

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Columbia) Released 14th February

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the single “Everybody Needs Love” (Play It Again Sam)

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Shining Light

    The Annie Lennox Collection, BMG, 1

  • Image for Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow

    Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow Shame

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • Image for Wah!

    Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

    (CD Single), When!

  • Image for The Bluetones

    The Bluetones Slight Return

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Am I Forgiven

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross Ride Like The Wind

    Christopher Cross, Warner Bros

  • Image for Nena

    Nena 99 Red Balloons

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt So Far Gone

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Nights On Broadway

    Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Red Dragon

    Red Dragon and Brian & Tony Gold Compliments On Your Kiss

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Listener's Library. Marie Yelland in Dorset. Featured on the CD ‘Since I left You’ (XL Recordings)

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Shoulda Woulda Coulda

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Sarah

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose, Vertigo

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Turn Your Love Around

    George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 5

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Inside Out

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Promises

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies She's Not There

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK 'Adele - 21' (XL) Released 24th January

    • Image for Adele

      Adele Someone Like You

      21, XL, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Too Much Heaven

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald A Night Like This

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the CD ‘Nona Hendryx’ (T-Bird Records)

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Shattered Dreams

    Now 1987 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Ain't That A Shame

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Nolans

    The Nolans I'm In The Mood For Dancing

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television, 1


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