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Once again, I was listening to some music and realized the song's subject is very outdated. I'm not talking about just the fact that the song is old, it's the subject matter - they were singing about something that is almost silly by today's standards.

My example is "Love Child" by Diana Ross, about having a child out of wedlock.

Love Child, never meant to be

Love Child, (scorned by) society

Love Child, always second best

Love Child, different from the rest

Any more good ones?

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This one almost goes without saying. Wrong for today in so many ways.

Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette

You'll have bad times

And he'll have good times

Doin things that you don't understand

But if you love him

You'll forgive him

Even though he's hard to understand

And if you love him

Oh, be proud of him

Cause after all he's just a man

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"He Hit me(and it felt like a kiss)" The Crystals

He hit me and it felt like a kiss

He hit me but it didn't hurt me

He couldn't stand to hear me say

That I'd been with someone new

And when I told him I had been untrue

He hit me (da-da-da-ah) and it felt like a kiss (felt like a kiss)

He hit me (da-da-da-ah) and I knew he loved me

If he didn't care for me,

I could have never made him mad

But he hit me (da-da-da-ah) and I was glad

(Da-da-da-ah)

(Da-da-da-ah)

Yes, he hit me (da-da-da-ah) and it felt like a kiss (felt like a kiss)

He hit me (da-da-da-ah) and I knew I loved him

And then, he took me in his arms

With all the tenderness there is

And when he kissed me (da-da-da-ah), he made me his

(Da-da-da)

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The Day before You Came - ABBA

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two

And at the time I never even noticed I was blue

I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day

Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away

Smoked 7 cigarettes by 230 PM? That's not trendy anymore...

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Run For Your Life, By John Lennon. I don't think it was Lennon's finest.

You better run for your life if you can, little girl

Hide your head in the sand little girl

Catch you with another man

That's the end'a little girl

Let this be a sermon

I mean everything I've said

Baby, I'm determined

And I'd rather see you dead

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Run For Your Life, By John Lennon. I don't think it was Lennon's finest.

I love that song but Lennon, in fact, used to say that he hated it...

I've always felt uneasy with these lyrics of messieurs Jagger and Richard.

Or "Backstreet Girl"...

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The Letter

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane

Ain't got time to take a fast train

Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home

My baby, just-a wrote me a letter

Nobody writes letters anymore .... but then, my baby just texted me doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?

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And it goes a little somethin' like this.....

Funky Cold Medina

Tone Loc

Cold coolin' at a bar, and I'm lookin'for some action

But like Mick Jagger said, "I can't get no satisfaction"

The girls are all around, but none of them want to get with me

My threads are fresh and I'm looking def Yo, what's up with L-O-C?

The girls I saw jockin'at the other end of the bar

Havin' drinks with some no-name chump when they know that I'm a star

So I git up and strolled over to the other side of the cantina

I asked the guy, "Why you so fly?"

He said, "Funky Cold Medina"

Funky Cold Medina

This brother told me a secret on how to get more chicks

Put a little Medina in your glass and the girls will come real quick

It's better than any alcohol or aphrodisiac

A couple of sips of this love potion and she'll be on your lap

So I gave some to my dog, when he began to beg

Then he licked his bowl and he looked at me

And did the Wild Thing on my leg

He used to scratch and bite me before he was much, much meaner

But now all the poodles run to my house

For the Funky cold Medina

You know what I'm sayin'? I got every dog in my neighborhood

Brekin'down my door,

I got Spuds McKenzie, Alex from Stroh's

They won't leave my dog alone with that Medina, pal

Went up to this girl, she said, "Hi, my name is Sheena"

I thought she'd be good to go with a little Funky Cold Medina

She said, "I'd like a drink, "

I said ok, I'd go get it

Then a couple of sips,

Cold licked her lips

And I knew that she was with it

So I took her to my crib, and everything went well as planned

But when she got undressed

It was a big old mess

Sheena was a man

So I threw him out, I don't fool around with no Oscar Meyer weiner

You must be sure

That your girl is pure

For the Funky Cold Medina

You know, ain't no playin'with a man

This is the 80's and I'm down with the ladies, ya know?

Break it down

Black in the saddle, lookin'for a little affection

I took a shot as a contestant on the Love Connection

The audience voted and you know they picked a winner

I took my date to the Hilton for Medina and some dinner

She had a few drinks, I'm thinkin' soon what I'll be gettin'

Instead she started talkin'about plans for a weddin'

Said wait, slow down, love, not so fast, says "I'll be seein'ya"

That's why I found you don't play around

With the Funky Cold Medina

Ya know what I'm sayin', that Medina's a monster, y'all Funky Cold Medina

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Harper Valley PTA

Jeannie C. Riley

I want to tell you all a story 'bout a Harper Valley widowed wife

Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Junior High

Well her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play

She said, "Mom, I got a note here from the Harper Valley P.T.A."

The note said, "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high

It's reported you've been drinking and a-runnin' 'round with men and going wild

And we don't believe you ought to be bringing up your little girl this way"

It was signed by the secretary, Harper Valley P.T.A.

Well, it happened that the P.T.A. was gonna meet that very afternoon

They were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room

And as she walked up to the blackboard, I still recall the words she had to say

She said, "I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley P.T.A."

Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he's asked me for a date

Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot of ice whenever he's away

And Mr. Baker, can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town?

And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep her window shades all pulled completely down?

Well, Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again

And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath, you'll find she's had a little nip of gin

Then you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit

Well, this is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites

No I wouldn't put you on because it really did, it happened just this way

The day my Mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A.

The day my Mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A.

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