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
806 165
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
974 244
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

3
790 182
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
504 72
Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

5
477 63
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

6
921 271
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
464 74
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
671 168
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

9
616 154
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
525 119
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin

11
672 195
Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

12
405 78
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

13
800 292
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

14
676 243
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
374 81
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
348 93
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
514 209
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

18
623 283
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf

19
321 93
Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

20
572 269
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

21
431 192
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
567 295
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

23
414 197
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
534 301
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
274 102
Help! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles