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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, Index

Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Cast of 'Damn Yankees''s, "Six Mouths out of every Year"
The dated Lyrics:
The other six months out of every year
We are hardly ever seen apart
But then the Washington Senators
take over my place in his heart.
Why They're dated:
The baseball team in question has been known as the Washington Nationals since 1960
Submitted by: dayna
Mac Davis', "Texas in My Rearview Mirror"
The dated Lyrics:
And when I die
You can bury me
In Lubbock, Texas
In my jeans.
Why They're dated:
This event has already happened. Yes, Mac Davis' wish to be buried in Lubbock in his jeans was granted.
Submitted by: Not the Same Bob

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