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
722 174
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

2
537 119
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
537 124
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
638 193
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
449 117
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

6
415 99
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd

7
428 108
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

8
585 197
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
502 165
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
260 37
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
323 76
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
236 36
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
471 181
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
230 38
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
360 131
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

16
408 165
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

17
395 186
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

18
200 41
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

19
278 102
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars

20
428 217
Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
robmathews added REO Speedwagon

21
395 199
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Styx

22
310 134
Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Def Leppard

23
457 252
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

24
187 41
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

25
267 114
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

26
272 132
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
316 176
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
171 50
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

29
245 117
Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Nazareth

30
340 202
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Loverboy

31
164 47
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

32
293 168
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
251 134
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
258 149
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Kiss

35
258 166
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
137 49
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
215 136
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
226 153
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
117 56
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
137 84
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
117 72
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
108 69
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
168 160
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
97 73
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
117 105
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
180 195
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Paul Simon

47
101 134
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
64 80
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
63 80
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
27 28
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