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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, ARTIST

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Dan Hartman's, "We Are The Young"
The dated Lyrics:
we are the young
Why They're dated:
he's not even alive. And if he was he'd be over 60, now.
Submitted by: mads.
KoRn's, "Got The Life"
The dated Lyrics:
God paged me.
Why They're dated:
If these are in fact the correct lyrics like Head and everyone else is saying then they're dated. Why would the almighty, all powerful God be using obsolete technology?
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Specials', "Free Nelson Mandela "
The dated Lyrics:
Free Nelson Mandela
Why They're dated:
Nelson Mandela was released from jail in 1990.
Submitted by: Reggie Pillbox
Tone Loc's, "Funky Cold Medina"
The dated Lyrics:
I got every dog in my neighborhood breaking down my door.
I got Spuds McKenzie, Alex from Stroh's.
Why They're dated:
Budweiser and Stroh's stopped using Spuds McKenzie and Alex back in the eighties.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
N.W.A's, "F*** Tha Police"
The dated Lyrics:
F***ing with me cause I'm a teenager
With a little bit of gold and a pager
Why They're dated:
Ice Cube is now an adult, and pagers are now obsolete.
Submitted by: Dominicmgm
Brian Hyland's, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"
The dated Lyrics:
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
Why They're dated:
Bikinis weren't very common in the late 50s/early 60s. In fact they were kind of shocking. Now just about anyone can wear a bikini (yellow polka dotted or otherwise) and nobody would bat an eye.
Submitted by: Piggy
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
Eminem's, "Bad Guy"
The dated Lyrics:
Last album now, ‘cause after this you'll be officially done
Why They're dated:
Eminem ended up releasing two more albums (Revival and Kamikaze) at this point.
Submitted by: POWERStarz2004
The Jackson 5's, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
The dated Lyrics:
He saw mommy kissing, kissin', kissin' Santa Claus
I did, I really did see mommy kissing Santa Claus
And I'm gonna tell my dad.
Why They're dated:
Joe Jackson (1928-2018) is no longer here to marvel at this information.
Submitted by: Bob

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