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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, Del Reeves

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Del Reeves', "The Girl On The Billboard"
The dated Lyrics:
On Route 66 from the billboard to Chicago
You'll find tiny pieces of my heart scattered every which a way
Why They're dated:
U.S. 66 was probably the most famous highway in the country. It stretched not only from Chicago to St. Louis (as mentioned elsewhere in this song) but on to Los Angeles. It's legendary status may be in large part responsible for this song's very existence. But now U.S. 66 is no more, as interstate highways have taken over the route that it traversed. Now Interstate 55 is the highway traversing the same route between Chicago and St. Louis. Interstate 55 also continues beyond St. Louis, but in a quite different direction than U.S. 66 did en route to Los Angeles. Interstate 55 instead continues south to La Place, Louisiana, en route to New Orleans, where a short portion of Interstate 10 completes the route to New Orleans.
Submitted by: Regina Olsen

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