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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, Dave Matthews Band

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Dave Matthews Band's, "Dancing Nancies"
The dated Lyrics:
Twenty Three Im so tired of life such a shame.
Why They're dated:
TO the person who did this one. Dave was 23 when he wrote the song.. which was in 1990. and if you go along with the song no other age really fits with the beat.
Submitted by: Brent
Dave Matthews Band's, "Dancing Nancies"
The dated Lyrics:
Twenty-three and so tired of life,
Such a shame to throw it all away.
Why They're dated:
Dave Matthews was born in 1967, way too long ago for him to be twenty-three. The song may have been written in 1990, (he would have been 23 then,) but its on 'Under the Table and Dreaming,' which was released in 1994, when he was twenty-seven. Was it ever not dated?
Ed Note: The song was possibly not dated for a short time.
Submitted by: Jess

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