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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1,187 299
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac
2
984 223
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
629 112
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin
4
660 127
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
5
834 205
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
6
1,142 337
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Boston
7
950 258
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Who
8
910 248
Back in Black 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
596 120
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
10
645 160
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin
11
746 208
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd
12
997 357
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC
13
520 128
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
14
808 314
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars
15
462 139
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
16
766 348
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf
17
734 334
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner
18
600 268
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Beatles
19
430 159
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
20
406 152
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin
21
710 367
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp
22
556 260
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars
23
787 442
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
24
588 300
Infinity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Journey
25
498 250
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen