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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, Tori Amos

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Tori Amos', "Cornflake Girl"
The dated Lyrics:
Gone to the other side
With my encyclopedia
Why They're dated:
You mean your Wikipedia, right? By the time the '90s were over, my parents had no clue what to do with our old encyclopedia set. All the information was dated by '92, and the format was completely obsolete already.
Submitted by: Chris Storms
Tori Amos', "Siren"
The dated Lyrics:
Never was one for a prissy girl
Coquette call in for an ambulance
Reach high, doesn't mean she's holy
Just means she's got a cellular handy
Why They're dated:
"Cellular" is a very dated term for a mobile phone, for starters. The lyrics also are to insinuate that girl spoken of in the song is rich, not holy, because due to the ownership of a mobile phone. You know, 'cause that isn't something that grade schoolers regularly have now.
Submitted by: Chris Storms

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