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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, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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'Weird Al' Yankovic's, "Amish Paradise"
The dated Lyrics:
We haven't even paid the phone bill in 300 years
Why They're dated:
The Amish have actually gave in since then and they now have a phone for emergencies.
Submitted by: Jake
'Weird Al' Yankovic's, "I Lost On Jeopardy"
The dated Lyrics:
Art Fleming gave the answers
Why They're dated:
At the time this song was recorded and the corresponding music video made, the version of 'Jeopardy' everyone's familiar with today didn't exist. Instead, there was only an earlier low-tech, low-budget (by today's standards) version hosted by Art Fleming that ran from the mid-'60s to the early '70s. Nowadays, people think 'Jeopardy', they automatically think Alex Trebek.
Submitted by: christie
'Weird Al' Yankovic's, "I Lost On Jeopardy"
The dated Lyrics:
Don Pardo, just tell me now what I didn't win
Why They're dated:
Again, as the song was recorded before the familar Trebek-hosted version of Jeopardy premiered, the Fleming-hosted version from the mid-'60s is the one Al lost on. Here, the announcer from the '60s version, Don Pardo, is given a nod (and even contributes to the song himself), whereas most people nowadays only recognize Johnny Gilbert in the role of 'Jeopardy' announcer.
Submitted by: christie
'Weird Al' Yankovic's, "I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead"
The dated Lyrics:
I'd rather have a Big Mac or a Jumbo Stack
than all the bean sprouts in Japan.
Why They're dated:
Al apparently didn't know that he'd become a vegan within ten years and would now prefer the bean sprouts.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
'Weird Al' Yankovic's, "It's All About the Pentiums"
The dated Lyrics:
I ain't afraid of Y2K.
Why They're dated:
No one's afraid of Y2K anymore because the year 2000 and the associated computer glitch are long gone.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Syndicated Inc."
The dated Lyrics:
Oprah Winfrey talks to me
Everyday at 3:00
Why They're dated:
Oprah's show has been cancelled.
Submitted by: David
Weird Al Yankovic's, "White and Nerdy"
The dated Lyrics:
My MySpace page is totally pimped out. I got people begging for my top 8 spaces.
Why They're dated:
MySpace is no longer the top social networking site. Facebook is. Song screams out 2006 very loud- back when MySpace was the number one social network.
Submitted by: Scandia
Weird Al Yankovic's, "White and Nerdy"
The dated Lyrics:
Shopping online for deals in writable media.
Why They're dated:
Nowadays, with USB drives and cloud storage, writable media such as CD-RW's are out of date.
Submitted by: Scandia

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