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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, The Who

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The Who: The Ultimate Collection album at
The Who's, "1921"
The dated Lyrics:
I think '21 is going to be a good year
especially if you and me see it in together
Why They're dated:
While the Tommy album was recorded in , the story takes place in the 1920s. In this song, the characters are looking forward to the begining of the year 1921.
Submitted by: Garnet
The Who's, "Magic Bus"
The dated Lyrics:
Thruppence and a sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Why They're dated:
The threepence and sixpence denominations became obsolete when the UK went decimal on 15 Feb 1971. The cost of riding a bus in the UK has changed since 1968.
Submitted by: Stu in Pittsburgh
The Who's, "My Generation"
The dated Lyrics:
Hope I die before I get old.
Why They're dated:
The singer is in his 70s now and still alive.
Submitted by: Steve

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