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Old 11-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #16
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REM's It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) dates itself with some of the topics it mentions.

Or I thought it did until I listened to it just now for examples. Shit.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:58 AM   #17
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i just thought of one: "you play your guitar on the mtv."

i mean, no one plays music, much less a guitar on "the" mtv anymore! what's up with that!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

Basically the whole song.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:04 AM   #19
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Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

Basically the whole song.
Probably Steven's worst lyrics in general.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:14 AM   #20
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I was going to say "The Playboy Mansion" but I feel like Coke, McDonald's, Michael Jackson, and even O.J. Simpson will all be around culturally for quite a while.


Kite, on the other hand....
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:17 AM   #21
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One reference that has always befuddled me is B.o.B.'s choice of metaphor in "Nothin' on You"

And just like that girl you got me froze
Like a Nintendo 64

Now, this song just came out like 3 years ago, so referencing an N64 was already kind of an odd choice, but the reference is kind of odd to begin with. Was the N64 known for freezing? I remember it had a reset button and that I used it on occasion, but I don't really remember this being a huge issue with the system.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:26 AM   #22
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Not really. I've had mine for probably 15 or more years and it's only ever frozen in the past couple years when someone bumps the console out of nowhere.

I've got a million examples of this but of course now the thread has been created I can't think of them. Mostly hip-hop songs.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #23
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I'd rather listen to 100 songs about writing a letter than one song about texting.
Because writing letters are more personal?
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Because writing letters are more personal?
Yeah, and I think it just makes a better topic to write about in general. Someone says "texting," and I automatically assume the lyrics are written in annoying text-speak. The only one who can get away with that is Prince, because it wasn't text-speak, it was Prince-speak.

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REM's It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) dates itself with some of the topics it mentions.
Leonard Bernstein is timeless.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #25
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A lot of references in ITEOTWAWKI(AIFF) were purposely outdated I think.

Lenny Bruce was very dead when that song came out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #27
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Fun Fact, the surviving member of Buckner and Garcia wrote this awesome song for Wreck-It Ralph. I didn't know who wrote it at the time, but I had commented in the theater about how much it reminded me of Pac Man Fever.

Small, awesome world.

Wreck It, Wreck-It Ralph- Buckner & Garcia - YouTube
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i just thought of one: "you play your guitar on the mtv."

i mean, no one plays music, much less a guitar on "the" mtv anymore! what's up with that!
That ain't workin!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #30
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Black Eyed Peas and that Boom Boom Pow song.

I'm so 2008
You so two-thousand-late

That song was dated about a month after it came out. They must have loved the "two-thousand-late" line and would have done anything for a rhyme.
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