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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, Faith No More

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Faith No More's, "Death March"
The dated Lyrics:
"Can I get a Transfer, man? Ninety-five cents?! F*** you, I'll skate to the beach!"
Why They're dated:
$.95 for a bus transfer sounds like a steal nowadays.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Faith No More's, "We Care A Lot"
The dated Lyrics:
We care a lot about the NASA shuttle falling in the sea.
Why They're dated:
The last NASA shuttle was retired from space travel in 2011. This a strange instance where a newer version of a song's lyrics are more dated than the older version. The original version, which was the title track to the bands 1985 debut album, contains the line "We care a lot about Los Angeles falling in the sea," which is more relevant to today (and gains more prominence with each passing year). This newer version was re-written and re-recorded on the band's "Introduce Yourself" album in 1987 (and was the band's first single and video).
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe

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