Come Dancing, which should be representative of this topic, had Big Bands (I think kids might not know what those were, and I wouldn't either but my parents liked all of that.) What was that place where his sister used to go to dance?
The Palais (pronounced Pah-lay). "Come Dancing" still has one of the best videos of all time. Thank you, Ray Davies!
Oran Juice Jones "The Rain" 1986: Several references 1) my first impulse was to run up on you And do a Rambo (most today wouldn't know who Rambo is) - 2) Silly rabbit, tricks are made for kids (referring to Trix - the cereal commercials with the rabbit) and my favorite line 3)" get on outta here with that alley-cat-coat-wearing, punch-bucket-shoe-wearing crumbcake I saw you with (not sure I even knew what that was when the song came out ) lol
Furthermore, where I live, and in many other places, a phone call now requires ten digits, not seven (also noted in the Four Tops song mentioned above, and, for that matter, the 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny", from 1989.)
Or what about songs with references to older phone numbers like "Beechwood 4-5789"?
Don't know if it hit the top 40 or not. There's also Pennsylvania 6-5000.
LFO's hit "Summergirls" has many outdated references...Macauly Kaukin, Alex P. Keaton, Willie Whistle (I think that was a Boston thing), New Edition and Mr. Limpet. In fact, most of those were outdated when the song came out in 1999.
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