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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...

Hall & Oates', "So Close"
The dated Lyrics:
Where she sits in some club where the long shadows fall. Drops a coin in the jukebox, not the phone on the wall.
Why They're dated:
The lyrics are referring to a payphone. With cellphones being so common nowadays I'm fairly sure they don't even make them anymore.
Submitted by: Edward
Eminem's, "The Real Slim Shady"
The dated Lyrics:
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes then there's no reason why a man and another man can't elope.
Why They're dated:
This song was written when the thought of legal gay marriage was considerably less perceivable.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe

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