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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...

P. Lion's, "Happy Children"
The dated Lyrics:
Always the war in 1983
This is the world of today
Why They're dated:
It's 2021 at the time of writing. 1983 was close to 40 years ago.
Submitted by: Kerry
Kesha's, "Tik Tok"
The dated Lyrics:
Wake up in the mornin' feelin' like P Diddy
Why They're dated:
Sean Combs' most recent material was released under his old "Puff Daddy" stage name (and even then his stage name was officially simply "Diddy" at the time this song was released)
Submitted by: Kerry

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