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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, Eminem

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Eminem's, "'97 Bonnie and Clyde"
The dated Lyrics:
97 Bonnie and Clyde, me and my daughter
Why They're dated:
It's obviously not 1997 anymore.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Brain Damage"
The dated Lyrics:
Way before my baby daughter Hailie
I was harassed daily by this fat kid named D'Angelo Bailey
Why They're dated:
The "baby", born in December 1995, is a teenager now.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Business"
The dated Lyrics:
Oh God, Saddam's got his own Laden
Why They're dated:
The song was written when Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden were all over the media
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Mockingbird"
The dated Lyrics:
But things have got so bad between us
I don't see us ever being together ever again
Why They're dated:
Eminem is referring to himself and his daughter's mother, Kimberly Scott/Mathers. The song was released in 2004. The couple remarried in 2006.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Mockingbird"
The dated Lyrics:
It's almost like you're sisters now
Why They're dated:
This refers to his daughter Hailie and his niece Alaina (Lainie) who was merely living with Eminem back when the song was written. He has since adopted his niece, so they ARE sisters now.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "My Name Is"
The dated Lyrics:
And smacked her so hard I knocked her clothes backwards like Kris Kross
Why They're dated:
Kris Kross were popular in the early and mid 90's. I doubt that kids listening to Eminem now would know who they are. (Editor:Don't be so sure about that.)
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Square Dance"
The dated Lyrics:
I'm twenty-eight
Why They're dated:
Eminem was born in 1972. He obviously isn't 28 anymore.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "Square Dance"
The dated Lyrics:
The Boogiemonster of rap, yeah the man's back
with a plan to ambush this Bush administration
Why They're dated:
The song was obviously released when Bush was president.
Submitted by: McHobbit
Eminem's, "The Real Slim Shady"
The dated Lyrics:
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes then there's no reason why a man and another man can't elope.
Why They're dated:
This song was written when the thought of legal gay marriage was considerably less perceivable.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe

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