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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 30 September 2011

It's the best way to start your weekend by tuning in to the Best Time of the Day Show with Alex. Every Friday is a feelgood Friday which means even more great tunes and inspired daftness to keep you happy through the night.

There is a final track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, more unexpected song selections from Lester's and the Listener's Libraries and Pause for Thought.

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Delta Lady

    The Greatest Hits Of 1969, Premier

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Please Forgive Me

    (CD Single), East West Records

  • Image for The Christians

    The Christians Ideal World

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Scarlette Fever

    Scarlette Fever Elated

    (CD Single), Starfish Records, 1

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Going Up The Country

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love

    The Best Of Drive Time (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 7

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "YOU AND I" (Polydor)

    • Image for The Pierces

      The Pierces Kissing You Goodbye

      (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Cold As Ice

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), Fragile, 3

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "BEST IMITATION OF MYSELF: A RETROSPECTIVE" (Sony) out October 10th

  • Image for The Five Satins

    The Five Satins In The Still Of The Night

    New Millennium Doo Wop Party (Various, Rhino

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison I Won't Let You Go

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

      Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove

      15th Anniversary Music Celebration (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Say What You Want

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Darren Hayes

    Darren Hayes Black Out The Sun

    (CD Single), Powdered Sugar Productions, 1

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

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

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow My Favourite Mistake

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Thirsty Merc

    Thirsty Merc Tommy And Krista

    Mousetrap Heart, Warner Music Australia, 23

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Bits & Pieces

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

  • Image for Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald I Keep Forgettin'

    Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom, Warner Bros

  • Image for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds A.K.A... What A Life!

    (CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE COMPLETE SIDNEY BECHET VOL. 3 & 4" (RCA) suggested by Brad Clark

  • Image for Limmie & The Family Cookin'

    Limmie & The Family Cookin' You Can Do Magic

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Cutting Crew

    Cutting Crew I Just Died In Your Arms

    Pure Soft Metal (Various Artists), Stylus

  • Image for New York City

    New York City I'm Doing Fine Now

    Temptation (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Supertramp

      Supertramp The Logical Song

      The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera

    Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera Nobody Wants To Be Lonely

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Paradise

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Red Dragon

    Red Dragon and Brian & Tony Gold Compliments On Your Kiss

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for King

    King Love & Pride

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

    Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse Body And Soul

    Duets II, Columbia, 1

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the 16 CD box-set, "DISCOVERY" (EMI) out now

    • Image for Pink Floyd

      Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall

      Pink Floyd, Harvest

  • Image for Mary Mary

    Mary Mary Shackles (Praise You)

    Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Bob Lind

    Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly

    I Love Sixties (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Focus

    Focus Sylvia

    The Best Of Focus, Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "DON'T STOP SINGING" (Island) out November 7th

  • Image for Solomon Burke

    Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

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

  • Image for Chesney Hawkes

    Chesney Hawkes The One & Only

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Divine

    Divine You Think You're a Man


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