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.
Here's a couple of the most recent entries...
Life of Agony's, "Lost at 22"
The dated Lyrics:
Well I'm lost at 22 and I've got no fucking clue.
No I don't know if things will work out right.
I'm lost and confused.
I'm lost at 22 and I don't know if my life's gonna end up right.
'Cause they keep on telling me that I'm young, dumb and naive.
But that's just what they want me to believe.
Why They're dated:
Mina[Keith] Caputo was born on 12/4/73. They haven't been 22 for a long time.
Submitted by: MissHell666
The Kingston Trio's, "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
The dated Lyrics:
Sometimes gay King Henry gives a spread
For all his pals and gals and ghostly crew.
Why They're dated:
This song is about King Henry VIII of England. Although wonders never cease as to what new things are revealed about historical figures, I've never heard of any suggestion that Henry VIII was gay in the predominant present day sense of the word. The song as originally written lends itself to little confusion on this matter, but might confuse some younger listeners today!
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
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