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
755 180
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

2
558 124
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
565 133
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
672 198
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
461 112
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 AC/DC

6
474 120
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

7
436 102
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
613 205
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
529 173
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
279 42
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
339 83
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
255 39
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
499 190
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
249 43
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
434 172
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

16
373 140
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
216 46
The White Album 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
454 223
Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
robmathews added REO Speedwagon

19
417 196
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

20
299 111
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars

21
337 142
Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Def Leppard

22
420 206
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Styx

23
297 116
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
478 261
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
196 47
Revolver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

26
300 137
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
338 182
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
177 51
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

29
180 55
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
359 209
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Loverboy

31
264 129
Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Nazareth

32
266 136
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

33
310 176
Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Knack

34
277 155
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Kiss

35
272 171
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
147 53
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
223 142
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
237 158
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
129 61
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
149 91
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
127 77
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
122 72
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
183 171
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
105 80
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
123 111
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
190 212
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Paul Simon

47
108 140
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
68 89
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
67 88
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
34 36
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