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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, Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke's, "Twistin' The Night Away"
The dated Lyrics:
Where the people are so gay
Why They're dated:
Nowadays listeners would think Cooke was referring to the twisters' sexual preferences!
Submitted by: Pickle
Sam Cooke's, "Wonderful World"
The dated Lyrics:
Don't know much about algebra.
Don't know what a slide rule is for.
Why They're dated:
A slide rule was a low-tech analogue device for doing multiplication, division, and calculations of more advanced functions than the arithmetic done on a four-function calculator. Back when and before a four-function calculator was about the most advanced hand-held electronic calculating device available, slide rules were standard equipment for quantitative scientists, engineers, and the like. But in the 1970's hand held calculators started coming out that would do all the calculations that a slide rule could do and more. By the end of the 1970s slide rules were being sold off for cents on the dollar to what they would have earlier cost, and their only buyers were perhaps novelty collectors, for slide rules had been quite replaced by electronic calculators for practical calculating purposes. Today a slide rule is pretty much of an antique. And unless you're a history of calculating devices buff, you could be an advanced numerical mathematician, scientist or engineer without knowing what a slide rule was for.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
Sam Cooke's, "Wonderful World"
The dated Lyrics:
Don't know what a slide rule is for
Why They're dated:
How many students today would know what a slide rule IS, let alone what it's for?
Submitted by: oatmeal face

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