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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Olivia Newton-John

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, Olivia Newton-John

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Gold album at
Olivia Newton-John's, "Please Mr. Please"
The dated Lyrics:
In the corner of the bar there stands a jukebox
With the best of country music, old and new.
You can hear your five selections for a quarter,
And somebody else's songs when yours are through.
Why They're dated:
Maybe in the 1970s when this song came out, one could still hear five selections for a quarter on a jukebox, although a friend of mine who was already grownup in that decade says that would be surprising and that he remembers five selections on a jukebox for a quarter more dating back to the late 1950s to early 1960s. In any event, the last time I remember paying any close attention to any jukebox was around the turn of the millennium (late 1990s to early 2000s), and the jukebox I saw then played no more than one song for a quarter. So these lyrics are certainly dated now, whether they already were in the 1970s or not.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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