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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, Steve Miller Band

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Steve Miller Band's, "Dance, Dance, Dance"
The dated Lyrics:
My grandpa, he's 95
And he keeps on dancin'
He's still alive
My grandma, she's 92
She loves to dance
And sing some, too
Why They're dated:
Steve Miller himself is approaching 70 years of age; his grandparents must be long dead by now.
Submitted by: David Jones
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
The dated Lyrics:
But my heart keeps calling me backwards
As I get on the 707
Why They're dated:
Today, Steve would probably be boarding a 767 or 777.
Submitted by: Glenn
Steve Miller Band's, "Mercury Blues"
The dated Lyrics:
Had my money
I tell you what I'd do
I would go downtown
Buy a Mercury or two
Why They're dated:
Mercury ceased to exist in 2011, so if he wants a Mercury now, it'll have to be a used one.
Submitted by: David Jones

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