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
726 174
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

2
539 119
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
540 125
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
642 193
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
451 117
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

6
432 108
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

7
416 100
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd

8
588 198
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
505 166
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
261 38
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
324 77
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
238 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
474 182
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 40
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
411 166
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

16
360 133
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

17
397 188
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

18
201 42
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
281 103
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
432 217
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
398 199
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
313 134
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
461 252
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 42
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
270 114
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
276 132
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
319 176
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
248 117
Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Nazareth

29
171 51
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

30
343 202
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Loverboy

31
165 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
295 169
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
251 135
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
261 149
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Kiss

35
261 166
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 50
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
215 137
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
226 154
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
118 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
138 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
118 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 70
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
170 161
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 74
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
117 106
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
180 198
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Paul Simon

47
101 135
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 81
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 81
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
28 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