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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 January 2013

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 a-ha

      a-ha Take On Me

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Sister Sledge

    Sister Sledge Lost In Music

    Disco Inferno (Various Artists), East West, 9

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for The Velvelettes

    The Velvelettes Needle In A Haystack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv, 6

  • Image for Nils Lofgren

    Nils Lofgren Shine Silently

    Nils, A&M

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Gwen Guthrie

    Gwen Guthrie Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the album "Our Version of Events" (EMI) Out 3rd February

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash I Walk The Line

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY FROM THE CD "Waiting On Daylight" (Ruff) OUT NOW

    • Image for Bart Walker

      Bart Walker It's All Good

      Waiting For Daylight, Ruff

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Love Is A Losing Game

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Never Knew Your Name

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 2

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Irene Cara

      Irene Cara Flashdance (What A Feeling)

      Flashdance, Casablanca

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners Ghetto Child

    A One Of A Kind Love Affair, Atlantic, 9

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Sweets For My Sweet

    The Searchers, MFP

  • Image for Nu Shooz

    Nu Shooz I Can't Wait

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Crash Test Dummies

    Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Shake The Tree

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), 157 Records

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY FROM THE CD "The Hits/ The B Sides" (Warner) Suggested by Claire Noll in Dudley

    • Image for Prince

      Prince Gotta Stop (Messing About)

      The Hits / The B Sides, Warner

  • Image for Wings

    Wings Listen To What The Man Said

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Sand In My Shoes

    (CD Single), Cheeky Records

  • Image for Chairmen of the Board

    Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just A Little More Time

    Hits Of Hot Wax & Invictus (Various), Hdh

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Bryan Adams

      Bryan Adams Can't Stop This Thing We Started

      Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for The S.O.S. Band

    The S.O.S. Band Just Be Good To Me

    The History Of Dance Vol. 2 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Traveling Wilburys

    Traveling Wilburys Handle With Care

    (CD Single), Wilbury

  • Image for Harry Connick, Jr.

    Harry Connick, Jr. Recipe For Love

    Forever For Now, Columbia

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for C.W. McCall

    C.W. McCall Convoy

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD "Les Misersbles: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Polydor) OUT 14TH JANUARY

    • Image for Anne Hathaway

      Anne Hathaway I Dreamed A Dream

      Les Miserables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack, Polydor, 5

  • Image for Freddie McGregor

    Freddie McGregor Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Tommy James

    Tommy James and Tommy James & The Shondells Mony Mony

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Cornershop

    Cornershop Brimful Of Asha (Remix)

    The 1999 Brit Awards (Various Artists, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY FROM THE CD "New World - The Singles Collection" (7T's) OUT NOW

    • Image for New World

      New World Tom Tom Turnaround

      New World - The Singles Collection, 7T'S

  • Image for Kimbra

    Kimbra and Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Bobbysocks

    Bobbysocks Let It Swing


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