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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 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

38 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Fatback Band

      Fatback Band I Found Lovin'

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

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for Steps

    Steps Light Up The World

    (CD Single), Steps Recordings, 1

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Upside Down

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind

    Pet Shop Boys - Discography, Parlophone

  • Image for The Script

    The Script Six Degrees Of Separation

    #3, Sony

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Your Mirror

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "TAKE THE CROWN" (Island) out 17th December

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Heaven Knows

    The Summer Collection, Mercury, 3

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY Single from the album "HEAD DOWN" (Earache) OUT MONDAY

    • Image for Rival Sons

      Rival Sons Until The Sun Comes

      Head Down, Earache

  • Image for Bill Haley & His Comets

    Bill Haley & His Comets See You Later Alligator

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

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua Forgetting All My Troubles

    (CD Single), Dramatico

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Culture Club

      Culture Club Karma Chameleon

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole This Will Be

    Women In Love (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Archies

    The Archies Sugar Sugar

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Lyin' Eyes

    (Single), Asylum

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sandé)

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • Image for Propaganda

    Propaganda Duel

    A Secret Wish - Propaganda, ZTT, 12

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body

    (CD Single), Jive

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Little Things

    Take Me Home, Sony

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP" (Albert) suggested by Danny Collins in Barnsley

    • Image for AC/DC

      AC/DC Ride On

      Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Albert

  • Image for The Housemartins

    The Housemartins Five Get Over Excited

    The Housemartins - The Best Of, Go Discs

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Depeche Mode

      Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

      (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Solomon Burke

    Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

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

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris My One Temptation

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Smoke On The Water

    Singles A's & B's, EMI, 2

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Roger Miller

    Roger Miller King Of The Road

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv


    • Image for Ricky Wilson

      Ricky Wilson Brave New World (The New Generation)

      Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - The New Generation, Sony, 8

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Breezin'

    George Benson - Midnight Moods, Telstar


  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Barry Manilow

    Barry Manilow Copacabana

    (Single), Arista


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