Albums 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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1
758 181
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

2
559 124
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

3
569 133
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Who

4
676 198
Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Boston

5
465 112
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

6
474 121
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

7
437 102
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd

8
617 205
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

9
532 174
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars

10
280 43
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

11
339 84
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin

12
256 39
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

13
503 190
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf

14
249 44
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

15
437 173
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

16
374 141
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

17
216 47
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

18
303 111
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars

19
457 224
Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
robmathews added REO Speedwagon

20
420 197
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

21
340 143
Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Def Leppard

22
423 207
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Styx

23
300 117
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen

24
482 261
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

25
196 48
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

26
304 137
Infinity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Journey

27
341 183
Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Bryan Adams

28
362 210
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Loverboy

29
177 52
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

30
267 130
Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Nazareth

31
181 56
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

32
314 176
Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Knack

33
267 136
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

34
279 156
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Kiss

35
273 172
At Budokan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Hospital Bombers

36
147 54
Help! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

37
224 143
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Beach Boys

38
238 158
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

39
129 62
Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
VHrules added Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

40
149 92
Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
IsacthegamerIsacthegamer added Guns N' Roses

41
128 77
Breakfast in America is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
avgangelo added Supertramp

42
123 72
Queen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Queen

43
186 172
Kix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Kix

44
105 81
Imagine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added John Lennon

45
123 112
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
-------- added George Harrison

46
191 215
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Paul Simon

47
108 141
Leftoverture is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Clayton Tidwell added Kansas

48
69 89
Bruse Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
VHrules added Bruse Springsteen

Born  in the USA

49
67 89
Face the Music is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Electric Light Orchestra

50
34 37
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Bradley Scroggs added