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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 April 2012

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 King

      King Love & Pride

      The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Open Up Your Arms

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Irene Cara

    Irene Cara Flashdance (What A Feeling)

    Flashdance, Casablanca

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Death To My Hometown

    Wrecking Ball, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Norah Jones

    Norah Jones I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4

    (Single), CBS

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "FALL TO GRACE" (RCA) out on May 28th

    • Image for Paloma Faith

      Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

      (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Then Jerico

    Then Jerico Big Area

    Then Jerico - Electric, Karussell

  • Image for Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones Soul Bossa Nova

    Mundo Latino (Various Artists), Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "VOICE OF AGES" (Concord) out 23rd April

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz I Won't Give Up

    Love Is A Four Letter Word, Atlantic, 4

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Jennifer Paige

      Jennifer Paige Crush

      Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye and Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Marlon Roudette

    Marlon Roudette New Age

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red A New Flame

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Toni Braxton

    Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart

    Toni Braxton - Secrets, Laface

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer

    Meet Danny Wilson, Virgin

  • Image for Lisa Hannigan

    Lisa Hannigan What'll I Do

    Passenger, P&C Hoop Recordings, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CARGO" (Columbia) suggested by Gary Vickers in Kent

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Saturday Night At The Movies

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Leaving Me Now

    Level 42 - Level Best, Polydor

  • Image for Lesley Gore

    Lesley Gore Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows

    Then He Kissed Me (Various Artists), Castle, 10

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Pilot

    Pilot Magic

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Be My Baby

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure In Between Days

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • Image for Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Out Of The Game

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Here You Come Again

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Bruce Channel

    Bruce Channel Hey Baby

    Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K, Old Gold

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ASHES & FIRE" (PAX-AM) out now


    • Image for Kylie Minogue

      Kylie Minogue Spinning Around

      Now 46 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Tight Fit

    Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television


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