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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, Grateful Dead

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Grateful Dead's, "Brown-Eyed Women"
The dated Lyrics:
1920 when he stepped to the bar, drank to the dregs of the whiskey jar.
1930 when the wall caved in, he made his way selling red-eyed gin.
-------- Daddy made whiskey and he made it well.
Cost two dollars and it burned like hell.
Why They're dated:
Two lines refer to the early twentieth century (I'm not really clear on what you're looking for here since one example seemed to say NOT something like this and another seemed to say this was OK, but it sure sounds dated to me). The last one refers to whiskey for two dollars a bottle.
Submitted by: Stephen Segall

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