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
960 217
The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
2
1,154 294
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac
3
638 119
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
4
604 106
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin
5
811 197
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
6
1,105 324
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
912 248
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
865 242
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
575 113
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
724 198
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
623 153
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
961 345
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
501 119
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
778 299
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
445 130
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
737 336
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
700 322
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner
18
586 258
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
416 147
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
392 141
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
689 350
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp
22
527 250
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
757 431
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
24
560 289
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
481 243
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