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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, Dean Friedman

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Dean Friedman's, "Ariel"
The dated Lyrics:
I took her home with me, we watched some TV
Annette Funicello and some guy going steady
I started fooling around with the verticle hold
We got the munchies so I made some spaghetti
We sat and we talked into the night
While channel 2 was signing off the air
Why They're dated:
Modern televisions don't allow you to mess with the vertical hold, anymore. I don't have an actual date on when they stopped being manufactured that way, but I'm sure it would be difficult to find one that still works, these days. Also, few television stations actually sign off, anymore
Submitted by: Eric Flak

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