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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, Tears For Fears

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Tears For Fears', "Floating Down The River (Once Again)"
The dated Lyrics:
Lost in a space between the lines
Seems like life begins at 40 anyways
Why They're dated:
I guess Roland wrote this song when he was almost 40. That was 10 years ago and now he's almost 50. :) That's why the lyrics are dated.
Submitted by: Celeste
Tears For Fears', "Shout"
The dated Lyrics:
In violent times
you shouldn't have to sell your soul
In black and white
they really really ougth to know
Those one track minds
that took you for a working boy
Kiss them goodbye
you shouldn't have to jump for joy
you shouldn't have to jump for joy
Why They're dated:
This song is about protesting against the things that from a political stand point that are disturbing to you like nuclear weapons ad Margaret Thatcher's U.K. which was aiming to place nuclear weapons in army bases. But I guess since then nuclear weapons have been banned by some countries which would make this song pretty dated.
Submitted by: Celeste
Tears For Fears', "Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
The dated Lyrics:
Politian Granny
with your high ideals
Why They're dated:
This lyric refers to then U.K. Prime Minster "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher who hasn't been the U.K. Pime Minister since this song was released in 1989.
Submitted by: Celeste

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