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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 February 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for The B-52s

      The B-52s Love Shack

      Now 1990 - The Millennium Series, Now, 3

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Down Down

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

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner What's Love Got To Do With It

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Roll To Me

    Twisted, A&M, 007

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Keep Your Head Up

    Andy Grammer, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 12

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the abum 'All That Echoes' (Reprise) Out 4th March

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley Jammin'

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Barrett Strong

    Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

    Pre-Fab! (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the album 'Rockville' (Riff City Records) Out 11th March

    • Image for FM

      FM Crave

      Rockville, Riff City Records

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Suspicion

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Eurythmics

      Eurythmics Thorn In My Side

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

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Devil Woman

    Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats, EMI

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Jet Airliner

    Steve Miller Band - The Best Of, Arcade

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Cut Copy Me

    Petula, Sony, 1

  • Image for Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum Runaway Train

    Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Shoulda Woulda Coulda

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon American Tune

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1), Warner Bros, 14

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Walk On By

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the album 'Duck Rock' (Island) Suggested by Billy Parkin in Hull

  • Image for Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado Powerless (Say What You Want)

    (CD Single), Dreamworks, 5

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Paul Young

      Paul Young Love Of The Common People

      Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Get Off Of My Cloud

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Brand New Me

    Girl On Fire, RCA

  • Image for Albert Hammond

    Albert Hammond Free Electric Band

    The Very Best Of Albert Hammond, CBS, 10

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross My Old Piano

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight In The Morning

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • ‘Album Of The Week from the CD ‘I Belong To You’ (Warner) Out 11th February

  • Image for Melle Mel

    Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash White Lines (Don't Do It)

    The Office Party (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for Jennifer Paige

    Jennifer Paige Crush

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Oh Carol

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, Universal Music Tv

  • LESTER’S LIBRARY from the CD ‘The Best Of Donovan Sunshine Superman’ (EMI) Out Now

    • Image for Donovan

      Donovan Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)

  • Image for Kenny

    Kenny The Bump

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin


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