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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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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Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner Foreigner

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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
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
The Cars The Cars

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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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

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

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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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Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Get Lucky Loverboy

The Best Drake Albums of All Time

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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

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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

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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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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
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
Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams

The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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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
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

The Best Collective Soul Albums of All Time

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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

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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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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman

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Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,... is listed (or ranked) 36 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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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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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Discovery Daft Punk

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Eaten Back to Life is listed (or ranked) 40 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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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