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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Will Smith

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, Will Smith

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Big Willie Style album at Amazon.com
Will Smith's, "Millennium"
The dated Lyrics:
'We're gonna party like it's 1999
Hold up, it is!'
Why They're dated:
Hold up, it isn't!
Submitted by: Rose
Will Smith's, "Will2k"
The dated Lyrics:
Here it comes the party of a lifetime
31st of December
Man I remember when the ball dropped for 90
Now it's 9-9, ten years behind me
...
2-0-0-0, the Will 2 K
The new millennium, yo excuse me Willennium
(And we gonna party like it's 19)
Hold up it is
... Dick Clark holding it down
... That 2000 vault we breaking the lock ...
Why They're dated:
This was obviously written for the year 2000
celebration on December 31, 1999.
It is also unclear how much longer Dick Clark will be holding it down.
Submitted by: been_a_son

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