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

Rebecca Shortall
45.7k votes 2.1k voters 19k views 79 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.

list ordered by

1
839 177
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
1,019 255
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

3
830 195
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
501 72
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
530 83
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
976 282
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
488 82
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
694 175
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

9
732 205
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

10
640 164
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
545 125
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
852 301
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
425 88
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
708 255
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
388 92
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
660 289
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
363 104
Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

18
529 218
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
610 276
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

20
334 101
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
465 203
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
606 306
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

23
567 309
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 Styx

24
662 381
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

25
428 206
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