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Peter Kay's Car Share has viewers vying to get their hands on an obscure album from 2001

S Club 7, Hear'Say, Samantha Mumba – now those were the days, and it looks like those days are making a comeback, thanks to Peter Kay's Car Share.

During the opening episode this week (April 11), the characters mentioned compilation Now Thats What I Call Music 48 and viewers are now desperate to get their hands on early 2000s pop goodness.

Car Share, which follows two work buddies sharing a car into work (who'd have guessed?), recently saw Kayleigh (Sian Gibson) telling John (Peter Kay) it was her favourite album.

It's been out of production for years but has now shot into the UK Top 40 thanks to viewers buying old copies of the album.

Other joyous pop classics featured include 'Shape Of My Heart' by Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears's 'Stronger' and er, Bob the Builder's 'Can We Fix It'?

Peter Duckworth of NOW Music told The Mirror: "This is an industry first to see this album re-enter the charts.

"Now 48 was the last Now album released on minidisk format, so it's a pleasant surprise to see it having a renaissance thanks to the show.

"The tracks still resonate with the public – as a result we've decided to make Now 48 available in its entirety on the NOW+ streaming app."

We're off to listen to some nostalgic pop classics now.

Peter Kay's Car Share's second series can be streamed in full on BBC iPlayer. It will also air weekly on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.

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