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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606 157
Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac

2
462 104
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
443 103
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
547 163
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
358 83
The Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd

6
504 167
Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC

7
386 101
Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

8
437 144
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars

9
337 87
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
271 60
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
398 148
Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf

12
200 30
Abbey Road 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
186 25
Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin

14
321 116
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
1 The Beatles

15
341 143
Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner

16
180 29
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... 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
333 158
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp

18
400 224
Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA

19
360 192
Hi Infidelity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
robmathews added REO Speedwagon

20
159 32
The White Album is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

21
332 178
The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Styx

22
247 108
Hysteria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Def Leppard

23
234 99
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
212 81
Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars

25
152 32
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
291 171
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Loverboy

27
259 150
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
134 36
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
138 40
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
207 112
Infinity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Journey

31
219 124
A Night at the Opera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection

32
238 144
Get the Knack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Knack

33
187 96
Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Nazareth

34
222 146
At Budokan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Hospital Bombers

35
202 127
Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Kiss

36
187 121
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Beach Boys

37
194 138
Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

38
106 43
Help! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles

39
92 39
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
114 68
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
95 56
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
156 144
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Paul Simon

43
84 58
Queen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Queen

44
78 58
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
125 127
Kix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Kix

46
96 91
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
-------- added George Harrison

47
49 60
Bruse Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
VHrules added Bruse Springsteen Born  in the USA

48
82 119
Leftoverture is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Clayton Tidwell added Kansas

49
48 65
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
212 365
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Michael Jackson