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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 02 November 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for The Boo Radleys

      The Boo Radleys Wake Up Boo!

      Various Artists - Untitled, Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Joe McElderry

    Joe McElderry Rescue Us

    (CD Single), UCJ, 1

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner Bend Me, Shape Me

    Heartbeat 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Madness

    Madness My Girl

    Madness - Complete Madness, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Moya

    Moya Making Me Fall

    (CD Single), Four To One Records, 1

  • Image for City Boy

    City Boy 5-7-0-5

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Mary Mary

    Mary Mary Shackles (Praise You)

    Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" (Atlantic) out 10th December

    • Image for Bruno Mars

      Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

      (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Knowing Me Knowing You

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 002

  • Image for Robert Parker

    Robert Parker Barefootin'

    The 60's - Soul (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ROAD TO FOREVER" (Membran) out now

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Skyfall

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for George Benson

      George Benson Never Give Up On A Good Thing

      George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 3

  • Image for Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band Blinded By The Light

    Drivetime 3 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Original Love

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame and Blue Flames Get Away

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks Not Ready To Make Nice

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Maisonettes

    The Maisonettes Heartache Avenue

    History Of The 80's (Various Artists), Br Music

  • Image for Honey Ryder

    Honey Ryder Worlds Away

    Marley's Chains, EMI, 1

  • Image for Detroit Emeralds

    Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me

    Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "60s NUMBER ONES: VOL.1 (Old Gold)" suggested by Carol Merving in Renfrewshire

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Is It Any Wonder?

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Eruption

    Eruption I Can't Stand The Rain

    Disco Fever 2 (Various Artists), Universal

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex 20th Century Boy

      Tanx + Zinc Alloy, Edsel, 009

  • Image for Mental as Anything

    Mental as Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart

    Fall To Grace: Bonus Tracks, Sony

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Hanson

    Hanson MMMBop

    Now 37 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Whitney Houston & R Kelly

    Whitney Houston & R Kelly I Look To You

    The Greatest Hits, Sony, 1

  • Image for Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury I Was Born To Love You

    Mr Bad Guy, CBS, 4

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "TAKE THE CROWN" (Island) out 5th November

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode

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

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Flower

    (CD Single), Parlophone


    • Image for Neville Staple feat. Leee John

      Neville Staple feat. Leee John Police & Thieves

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Paper Plane

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Yazz

    Yazz The Only Way Is Up

    This week's listener choice for 'Sounds of the Maties'

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia


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