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Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection 

Rebecca Shortall
Updated May 15, 2020 67.3k votes 3k voters 24.7k views 112 items

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
By Fleetwood Mac (1977); Tracks: The Chain, Don’t Stop & Dreams
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The Dark Side of the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Pink Floyd (1973); Tracks: Time, Any Colour You Like & Speak to Me / Breathe
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By Boston (1976); Tracks: Rock & Roll Band, Something About You & More Than a Feeling
4
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By The Who (1971); Tracks: Behind Blue Eyes, Bargain & The Song Is Over
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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By AC/DC (1980); Tracks: You Shook Me All Night Long, Back in Black & What Do You Do for Money Honey
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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Eagles (1976); Tracks: Take it Easy, Life in the Fast Lane & Already Gone
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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By Led Zeppelin (1971); Tracks: Black Dog, Going to California & When the Levee Breaks
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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By The Beatles (1969); Tracks: Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling & Because
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Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By AC/DC (1979); Tracks: If You Want Blood (You've Got It), Get It Hot & Touch Too Much
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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Pink Floyd (1979); Tracks: In the Flesh, The Thin Ice & Another Brick in the Wall Part 1
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hea... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By The Beatles (1967); Tracks: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Within You Without You
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Led Zeppelin (1969); Tracks: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me & How Many More Times
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The Cars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By The Cars (1978); Tracks: Good Times Roll, You're All I've Got Tonight & Moving in Stereo
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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By The Beatles (1968); Tracks: Piggies, Back in the U.S.S.R. & Rocky Raccoon
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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Meat Loaf (1977); Tracks: Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Paradise by the Dashboard Light & Heaven Can Wait
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Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By Foreigner (1977); Tracks: I Need You, The Damage Is Done & Fool for You Anyway
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Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By The Beatles (1966); Tracks: Yellow Submarine, Taxman & She Said She Said
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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By John Mellencamp (1985); Tracks: Grandma's Theme, Justice and Independence '85 & Between a Laugh and a Tear
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Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By The Cars (1979); Tracks: Night Spots, Double Life & Lust for Kicks
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
By The Mersey Sound Orchestra; Tracks: Michelle, And I Love Her & Till There Was You
22
Infinity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By Journey (1978); Tracks: Lights, Somethin' to Hide & La Do Da
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The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added By Styx (1977); Tracks: Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man), The Grand Illusion & Come Sail Away
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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By The Beatles (1965); Tracks: Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone & Girl
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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added By Led Zeppelin (1973); Tracks: The Ocean, The Crunge & The Rain Song