music Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection  

Rebecca Shortall
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List Rules Vote up the album you'd be least surprised to encounter in a parent's CD tower.

Whether you're hanging at your best friend's house, taking a peek at your aunt's record collection, or rifling through the glove box in your dad's car, the results are always the same: you find those few albums every parent owns. It seems like the exact same mix of early 2000s albums and classic records filled up every CD tower and drawer. These guitar rock albums and soft contemporary hits probably provided the soundtrack to your childhood, before you got your own taste in music and had enough allowance to buy some discs yourself.

To be fair, some of the CDs in your parent's collection are probably among the greatest albums of all time. Who doesn't love Michael Jackson's Thriller, or the the Beatles' top hits? But some of these albums beloved by your mom or dad might make you cringe. Sure, you love them, but it's awkward to watch your parents throw on Abba and attempt some '80s-inspired moves.

How do these albums get into each parent's collection? Who knows! However they end up in that CD rack, it's time to celebrate the music your mom listens to and the CDs your dad loves.

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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Rumours Fleetwood Mac

Iconic Album Covers Reimagined with Star Wars Characters The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Boston Boston

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Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_5b1fe0a6-9d05-447d-89e5-6cf25a0ede81 added Foreigner Foreigner

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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_247d5e8e-aa67-4696-8d88-7b66110b6824 added Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf

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Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Highway to Hell AC/DC

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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_8a55067a-0c72-4d65-b94f-d3ac4565035f added Who's Next The Who

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The Cars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_58a9e353-9ef3-4f73-832b-b8598d526324 added The Cars The Cars

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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_247d5e8e-aa67-4696-8d88-7b66110b6824 added Scarecrow John Mellencamp

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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_5b1fe0a6-9d05-447d-89e5-6cf25a0ede81 added Get Lucky Loverboy

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Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

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The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Grand Illusion Styx

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At Budokan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_4b2f1f03-0742-45dd-b333-723f74cbdafe added At Budokan Hospital Bombers

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Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
robmathews added Hi Infidelity REO Speedwagon

Everything We Know About Taylor Swift's Super Tight-Lipped Album 'Reputation' 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_e54dcf5f-c0e3-4d46-ae14-3a16678d4932 added The Wall Pink Floyd

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen Van Halen

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_2f2dea8c-3c3d-4ec4-9c20-8c1beab3e794 added Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

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A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_95367d95-df9a-405f-bcf2-4aabad4ee77a added Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Guest_247d5e8e-aa67-4696-8d88-7b66110b6824 added Destroyer Kiss

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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

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Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Get the Knack The Knack

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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Graceland Paul Simon

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Leftoverture is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Clayton Tidwell added Leftoverture Kansas

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All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
-------- added All Things Must Pass George Harrison

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Come On Over is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Come On Over Shania Twain

Musicians You Would Want To Take Home To Meet Your Parents 30 Reasons Why Everyone Hates Taxi Cabs

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Thriller Michael Jackson

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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Purple Rain Prince

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Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Songs In The Key Of Life Stevie Wonder

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The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Earth, Wind & Fire

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Repeat Offender is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Repeat Offender Richard Marx

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Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
stevan-ognenovski added Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski

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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman

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A Day Without Rain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club

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Eaten Back to Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Michael Brunetto added Eaten Back to Life Cannibal Corpse

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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Discovery Daft Punk

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Talk on Corners is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Talk On Corners The Corrs