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I'm not talking about songs that have a dated sound (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs with a specific date or year in the lyrics, that are mentioned as the present or future. Like Prince's "1999" (which will not be played as much now that it's date has come and gone). These are songs for which the present or future they refer to, has come and gone. 1999 was the future in 1982, 1999 has now passed.

What I am NOT looking for, are songs like Bowling for Soup's "1985" which are written after the date they are talking about. This song is looking back, or written from the point of view of after the date mentioned.

We also accept lyrics that mention prices that are now dated, such as 10 cent pay phone calls. Lyrics that mention a persons age at the time and that person is now past said age, and lyrics that mentioned events that were current at the time of the song but have now passed are also accepted.

Basically anything that definitively dates a song by any means other than the way it "sounds". Words/phrases/singing styles or instruments that were used commonly in a time period but are no longer used that much today are not accepted.

Dated References, Index

Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Brownsville Station's, "Smokin' in the Boys Room"
The dated Lyrics:
Now, teacher, don't you fill me up with your rules.
But everybody knows that smokin' ain't allowed in school.
Why They're dated:
Back in 1973, it was taboo for a student to smoke, especially at a K-12 campus. Since most school districts are now tobacco-free, the teachers cannot smoke in a campus restroom, either.
Submitted by: Bob
Sheryl Crow's, "Soak Up the Sun"
The dated Lyrics:
My friend the Communist
Holds meetings in his RV
I can't afford his gas
So I'm stuck here watching TV
I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got
Why They're dated:
Back in 2002, you had pay for digital TV service. By the end of 2009, all broadcast TV had switched to digital.
Submitted by: PK9

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