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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, Supertramp

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...Famous Last Words... album at
Supertramp's, "The Logical Song"
The dated Lyrics:
Now watch what you say
Or they´ll be calling you a radical
A liberal, afanatical criminal ,
Oh won´t you sign up with me
We´d like to feel you´re
Acceptable, respectable,
oh presentable, a vegetable!
Why They're dated:
The term "liberal" didn't have such negative connotations in 1979, at least not in America. "Liberal" became a slag word during the 1988 Presidential elections between VP George H.W. Bush and Massachusettes Gov. Mike Dukakis. Since then the so-called GOP has used that word as a slur but then again most Republicans today do not fall under the category of "conservative" anymore either. Yet here in this 1979 hit "liberal" is used pejoratively in a time when the textbooks were still using that word in a positive manner!
Submitted by: Super Star Tramp

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