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 Wall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Wall Pink Floyd

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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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The Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars The Cars

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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Who's Next The Who

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

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Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Scarecrow John Mellencamp

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Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 13 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 Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Grand Illusion Styx

Best Fall Out Boy Albums, Ranked

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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

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Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Get Lucky Loverboy

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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Back in Black AC/DC

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At Budokan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
At Budokan Hospital Bombers

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Cuts Like a Knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen Van Halen

The Greatest American Rock Bands

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

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Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 23 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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A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

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Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Destroyer Kiss

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Infinity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Infinity Journey

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

The Best Songs on Teyana Taylor's Album KTSE

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Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Candy-O The Cars

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Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Graceland Paul Simon

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Kix is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Kix Kix

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The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Matt1345 added The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem

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Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
IsacthegamerIsacthegamer added Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

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All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
-------- added All Things Must Pass George Harrison

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Abbey Road The Beatles

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Leftoverture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Clayton Tidwell added Leftoverture Kansas

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added A Night At The Opera By Queen Queen

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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Revolver The Beatles

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

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Face the Music is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Face the Music Electric Light Orchestra

The Best Songs on The Beatles' Album Revolver

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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin

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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Rubber Soul The Beatles

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Breakfast in America is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
avgangelo added Breakfast in America Supertramp

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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin

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Help! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Help! The Beatles

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Imagine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Imagine John Lennon

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Thriller Michael Jackson

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So is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added So Peter Gabriel