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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, Wham!

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Wham!'s, "Bad Boys"
The dated Lyrics:
Now I'm nineteen as you see, I'm handsome, tall, and strong.
Why They're dated:
George Michael was 19 at the time of recording the song
Submitted by: Flyingforearm84
Wham!'s, "Wake Me Up Before You Go - Go"
The dated Lyrics:
You take the grey skies outta my way
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
You turned a bright spark into a flame
My beats per minute never been the same
Why They're dated:
Dorris Day sadly died from pneumonia in 2019
Submitted by: dayna
Wham!'s, "Wham Rap!"
The dated Lyrics:
DHSS! (repeated at points throughout the song)
Why They're dated:
DHSS stands for the UK's Department of Health and Social Security, which was split into the Department of Health and the Department of Social Security in 1988, and thus no longer exists
Submitted by: Kerry

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