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

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127 12
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Wall Pink Floyd

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227 55
Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Boston Boston

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220 53
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 4 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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181 35
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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162 30
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf

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181 58
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars The Cars

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160 45
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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130 27
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Who's Next The Who

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130 28
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner Foreigner

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196 81
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

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143 51
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

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125 37
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Scarecrow John Mellencamp

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156 63
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Grand Illusion Styx

The Best Songs On Taylor Swift's Album Reputation

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161 68
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

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118 42
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Get Lucky Loverboy

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100 34
At Budokan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
At Budokan Hospital Bombers

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90 27
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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73 17
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

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74 29
Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams

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45 6
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Back in Black AC/DC

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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96 55
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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69 30
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Destroyer Kiss

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59 34
Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 24 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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83 63
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 25 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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72 57
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

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25 8
Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Hysteria Def Leppard

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56 67
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Graceland Paul Simon

Genius Recreates Album Covers Featuring Cats

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16 11
Infinity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Infinity Journey

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29 39
Leftoverture is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Clayton Tidwell added Leftoverture Kansas

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16 22
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 31 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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100 174
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Thriller Michael Jackson

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48 90
Come On Over is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Come On Over Shania Twain

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88 166
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Purple Rain Prince

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7 15
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
JessicaSankar added Dirty Dancing

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Songs in the Key of Life is listed (or ranked) 36 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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50 186
Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman

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44 178
The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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21 107
Repeat Offender is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Repeat Offender Richard Marx

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4 36
The Colour of My Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
JessicaSankar added The Colour of My Love Celine Dion

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35 184
A Day Without Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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6 63
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,... is listed (or ranked) 42 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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18 186
Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 43 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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14 173
Eaten Back to Life is listed (or ranked) 44 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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15 188
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Discovery Daft Punk

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11 186
Talk on Corners is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Talk On Corners The Corrs