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
815 169
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
994 247
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

3
808 184
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
484 65
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
511 75
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

6
939 274
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
470 77
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

8
675 172
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

9
622 157
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd

10
696 197
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

11
531 122
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
823 294
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
411 82
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
693 246
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
379 83
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
353 96
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

17
639 286
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf

18
518 213
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

19
587 272
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

20
323 96
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
447 196
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars

22
585 297
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

23
420 199
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen

24
549 304
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Styx

25
636 375
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA