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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, The Kingston Trio

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The Kingston Trio 's, "Pastures Of Plenty"
The dated Lyrics:
Every state in the union this migrant has been.
Why They're dated:
Woody Guthrie originally wrote this song in 1941, when there were 48 states. Then Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. Then the Kingston Trio covered the song in their 1961 album "Goin' Places". Sung in 1961 it would imply that the states the migrant has been to would include Alaska and Hawaii, even though that is in no way implied by the song as Guthrie originally wrote it.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

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