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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...

Buck Owens', "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line"
The dated Lyrics:
I walked outta my job about a week ago,
And now I'm sleepin' in a telephone booth.
Why They're dated:
Since this song first came out in the 1960s, the earlier generations to hear it were quite familiar with a commonplace thing known as a telephone booth, albeit a challenging place to sleep, as it accommodated a a person rather vertically. But today's younger generations, if they hear this song, might just ask, "What the heck is a telephone booth?". It is something that has almost completely disappeared. Public pay phones were increasingly placed out in the open without booths, and now pay phones themselves have become increasingly uncommon as more people are assumed to have cell phones. I can't remember seeing a telephone booth for years now.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Max Coveri's, "Running In The 90's"
The dated Lyrics:
We are running in the 90's
Why They're dated:
I'd say we stopped "running in the 90's" back when the year 2000 started. Oh, well; maybe this song will be relevant again when the 2090's roll around. [Note to editor: Am re-submitting because of listing wrong artist in previous entry.]
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

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