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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, Barenaked Ladies

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Barenaked Ladies', "'Never is Enough'"
The dated Lyrics:
I can go to Europe, travel with my friends
I can blow a thousand Deutsche Marks
Why They're dated:
The Deutsche Mark was replaced by the Euro in 1999 -- one year after this song appeared on the album Stunt.
Submitted by: Claire
Barenaked Ladies', "If I Had $1,000,000"
The dated Lyrics:
the entire song
Why They're dated:
A million dollars adjusted for inflation in Canada would be roughly $2,504,742.18 in 2022. I doubt that Steven Page and Ed Robertson could even buy the cheapest apartment in Toronto for a million dollars
Submitted by: dayna
Barenaked Ladies', "Shoebox"
The dated Lyrics:
It's so nineteen-ninety.
Now, it's nineteen-ninety-four.
Why They're dated:
This is probably the first dated lyric to mention something else as dated.

Ed Note: I believe it is.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Barenaked Ladies', "The Old Apartment"
The dated Lyrics:
I tore the phone out of the wall
Why They're dated:
Who owns a landline anymore?
Submitted by: Unnamed

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