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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, Electric Light Orchestra

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Electric Light Orchestra's, "Brontosaurus"
The dated Lyrics:
Now her daddy's getting old
And he seemed to lose control
When the Brontosaurus
Stormed into the house to trap her.
Why They're dated:
When certain dinosaur fossils were found, they were originally given the name "Brontosaurus". But eventually they proved to be of the same dinosaur whose fossils were earlier discovered and earlier named "Apatosaurus". When a name is so given and later found to apply to the same genus earlier named something else, the earlier assigned name has priority under the rules of nomenclature. So Apatosaurus, and not Brontosaurus became the correct name for the dinosaur genus that had been given both names. So "Brontosaurus" is now an outdated dinosaur name.
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie

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