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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1,109 278
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac
2
913 208
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
563 96
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
593 111
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
872 233
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Who
6
1,051 312
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
770 191
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
8
544 106
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
9
812 231
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC
10
693 192
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd
11
594 146
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
916 333
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
475 114
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
741 291
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
422 122
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
707 320
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
662 303
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner
18
565 248
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
395 137
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
370 130
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
649 338
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp
22
488 238
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
717 415
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
24
521 275
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
459 235
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