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Old 02-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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1: "Meanwhile, back in the year 1, when you belonged to no one, you didn't stand a chance, Son, if your pants were undone." - "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" by Jethro Tull
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:53 PM
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1964: "It's past midnight," said Charles the grinning boy. And looking at me greedily, said "It's 1964." - "Dominance and Submission" by Blue Oyster Cult
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:57 PM
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1642 - "In 1642, it came to an end" -1642 Imprisonment, King Diamond

1777- "On the 7th Day of July, in 1777", 7th Day of July, 1777, King Diamond

1980-"On the 2nd of February 1980 began three days of misery", The Last Act of Defiance, Exodus
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:00 PM
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1,000,000 BC: "A long time ago, 1,000,000 years BC, the best things in life were absolutely free" - "Pennies From Heaven" by Bing Crosby
1: "Meanwhile, back in the year 1, when you belonged to no one, you didn't stand a chance, Son, if your pants were undone." - "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" by Jethro Tull
1315: "In the spring of 1315, there began an era of unpredictable weather" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1486: "In the year 1486 the Malleus first appeared" White Hammer by Van der Graaf Generator
1519: "I know this happened in 1519, yet / this is the image we can't seem to forget", "Higher Level", KRS One
1778: "Oh, the year was 1778, how I wish I was in Sherbrooke now." - Barrett's Privateers by Stan Rogers
1799: "Now I'm standing on the grave of a soldier that died in 1799" - "Cathedral" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
1806: "In the Year Of Our Lord, eighteen hundred and six, we set sail from the coal quay of Cork. We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks, for the grand City Hall of New York." - "The Irish Rover" by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
1814: “In 1814 we took a little trip” – Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton
1816: "You remember 1816 as the year without a summer" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1851: "It did not lift until 1851" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1853: "It was on the old Calcutta in 1853" - Old Admirals by Al Stewart
1865: “It was the winter of '65. We were hungry, just barely alive.” The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down, the Band
1913: "Take a trip with me in 1913 to Calumet Michigan in the copper country" - 1913 Massacre by Woody Guthrie
1916: "It's the same old thing since 1916", Zombie, the Cranberries
1919: “A rose is a rose is a rose, said the mama of dada as long ago as 1919” – Nine Funerals of the Citizen King by Henry Cow
1921: "Watching the sun come up in the morning of 1921" - Warren Harding by Al Stewart
1929: "She's been dead since 1929", Oh, how I cried that night" - "Pictures Of Lily" by The Who
1934: “On the last day of June, 1934” – The Last Day of June 1934 by Al Stewart.
1934: “I got a '34 wagon and they call it a woody” - Surf City, Jan & Dean
1939: "And she's laughing, laughing into 1939" Al Stewart, Between the Wars.
1945: “Bells are chiming for victory, There's a page back in history” 45 - 45 by Elvis Costello.
1949: “She had a picture of a cowboy tattooed on her spine, saying Phoenix Arizona 1949” – Little Egypt by The Coasters.
1954: “The worst thing in 1954 was the bikini” – I Found That Essence Rare by Gang of Four.
1956: “I said I've been this way since 1956” – Love Potion #9 by The Clovers.
1959: "1959 was a very strange time" - Post-World War Two Blues by Al Stewart
1962: "Kept some letters by his bed, dated 1962..." He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones
1962: It was back in Blind River, 1962, when I last saw you alive", Long May You Run, Neil Young
1963: “Oh, what a night, late December back in ‘63” – December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) by The Four Seasons
1964: "It's past midnight," said Charles the grinning boy. And looking at me greedily, said "It's 1964." - "Dominance and Submission" by Blue Oyster Cult
1965: "In '65 I was 17. . .” Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
1965: "I bought you a brand new Mustang, a 1965 (huh!)", "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett.
1967: "Way back when, in '67, I was the dandy of Gamma Chi...", "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan.
1967: “1967, it seems so long ago” – 1967 by Tom Robinson.
1968: "The time had come in '68, to elect a president..." Snoopy for President, Royal Guardsmen
1969: "In '69 I was 21. . .” Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
1969: "It was the summer of '69", "The Summer of '69", by Bryan Adams.
1969: "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969" - Hotel California, Eagles
1974: “Well there's a real square cat, he looks like 1974” – Rock This Town by Stray Cats.
1975: “In nineteen hundred and seventy-five all my people rose from the countryside” – War Movie by Jefferson Airplane
1976: “Forget the days of future past, because now it's 1976.” 1976 by Redd Kross.
1977: “No Elvis, Beatles, or Rolling Stones in 1977” – 1977 by The Clash
1977: "September, [19]77, Port Elizabeth weather fine." "Biko" by Peter Gabriel.
1979: "Shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time" - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
1982: "Operator, please connect me, with 1982..." 1982 Randy Travis
1983: "1983 is calling I've been on my knees and crawling back to you...", "1983" by Neon Trees.
1983: "Left the earth in 1983, fingers groping for the galaxies." Pioneers Over c by Van der Graaf Generator
1984: 'Wake up! It's 1984!' - 1984, Oingo Boingo
1984: "Beware the savage jaw, of 1984" - "1984" by David Bowie
1985. "She's still preoccupied with nineteen, nineteen, nineteen eight five." - 1985 by Bowling for Soup
1985: “No one ever left alive, in nineteen hundred and eighty-five, would ever do” – Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five by Paul McCartney.
1989: "1989 - a number, another summer", "Fight The Power", by Public Enemy.
1992: "April 26, 1992. There was a riot in the streets, tell me where were you?" - April 29, 1992 by Sublime
1996:: "She slit her wrists for attention in 1996" - Metal Now by Say Anything
1999: "So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999" 1999 by Prince
2000: "2000 zero zero Party over, oops, out of time" 1999 by Prince
2000: “You know you're a 2000 man, and your kids don't understand you at all.” 2000 Man, Rolling Stones
3012: "We're gonna party like it's 3012 tonight." - Beauty and the Beat by Justin Bieber (featuring Nicki Minaj)
4545: "In the year 4545 you ain't gonna need your teeth" -- In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:02 PM
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1975: “September '75, I was 47 inches high” – One Angry Dwarf by Ben Folds Five
1981: "On August 1st, 1981, I traveled to Scott's house with my BB Gun" - I Live with it Every Day by Barenaked Ladies
1990: "You're so 1990, and it's 1994" - Shoebox by Barenaked Ladies
1994: "You're so 1990, and it's 1994" - Shoebox by Barenaked Ladies
1994: "The year is '94 and in my trunk is raw" - 99 Problems by Jay-Z
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:04 PM
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3012 - "We're gonna party like it's 3012 tonight." - Beauty and the Beat by Justin Bieber (featuring Nicki Minaj)
Oh well, if you're gonna go there:

3008 - "I'm so 3000-and-8; you're so 2000-and-LATE", "Boom-Boom Pow" by the Black-Eyed Peas.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:05 PM
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'68: Where were you in '68? In '68, Judy was Johnny's date. Sweet - The Six Teens.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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Two from an excellent Texas alt-country type:

1991: "I crossed the desert on a dining car/In the spring of '91" - Whenever Kindness Fails by Robert Earl Keen

1995: "On that morning in late April, Oklahoma, '95" - Shades of Gray by Robert Earl Keen
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:08 PM
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1982: "And now you find youself in '82 .The disco hotspots hold no charm for you." - "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:12 PM
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1903: "It's a real nice way/ To spend the day/ In Dayton, Ohio/ On a lazy Sunday afternoon in 1903" "Dayton, Ohio - 1903" by Randy Newman
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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1892: "Big Sam left Seattle, in the year of '92...", "North To Alaska", Johnny Horton

Where the river is windin, big nuggets they're findin' -
North! To Alaska!, They go north, the rush is on!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:17 PM
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1899 "In 18 hundred and 99, when everybody sang Auld Lang Syne . . ." Twentieth Century's Almost Over, Steve Goodman

The zero years are a challenge, because they don't rhyme well. Anyone got anything for 1960, 1970, 1980?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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I already mentioned this one in the "days of the year" thread, but it works here too:

1990. "On May 1, 1990, something changed inside me" - May 1, 1990 by Adrian Belew
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:28 PM
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1980. "They'll be building it up in the air, ever since 1980" - Hijack by Paul Kantner

(Also mentions 1990, but Thudlow has that one covered.)
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:29 PM
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1965. "Demon-warp is coming alive in 1965" Thunder Kiss '65 by White Zombie
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:29 PM
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1972. "Don't leave your torch behind, a power cut ahead, 1972, you know." - Late Night, Maudlin Street by Morrissey
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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1958- "Born in a mining town in '58,when black and white TV was up to date", Born in '58, by Bruce Dickinson

1945- "I left Kentucky back in '45 and went to Detroit working on an assembly line", One Piece at a Time, by Johnny Cash

1844--"In 1844, the Democrats were split", James K. Polk, They Might Be Giants

1990--"It's a brand new record for 1990", Flood, by They Might Be Giants
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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1967. "1967, Colt .45, holding back the vampires, keeping me alive." - Coffee by Aesop Rock ft. John Darnielle
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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The zero years are a challenge, because they don't rhyme well. Anyone got anything for 1960, 1970, 1980?
Hmmm. Well, the thread title asks us to "name a song that mentions a specific year", and there are song lyrics I can think of that mention events from years such that you could date them precisely, but do not actually say the year by number. Do those count?

If so,

1970 - "This summer I hear the drummin', four dead in Ohio" - "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young [referring to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970]


If that's allowed, well there are lots of things to glean from 1949-1989 from Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire"

and -

1968 - "Early morning, April 4 - a shot rings out in the Memphis sky", "Pride (In The Name of Love)", by U2 [referring to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968] (lyrical nitpick: it was 6:01pm when he was shot, not in the morning)

1969 - "I've been known to the do the impossible, like Broadway Joe", "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest [referring to Joe Namath leading the Jets to victory in Super Bowl III on January 12, 1969]

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:33 PM
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1982: "And now you find yourself in '82." - The Heat of the Moment by Asia.

1986: "And after 1986, what else could be new?" - Modern Woman by Billy Joel.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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1957: "I get off on '57 Chevys; I get off on screaming guitar." "I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart", Eric Clapton

1960: "Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy/ Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy " "Night Moves", Bob Seger

1962: "Started humming a song from 1962", also "Night Moves" by Bob Seger

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:40 PM
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1964 - "Back ' 64, before you were born...", "Back in '64" by the Rutles (from their film and album, "All You Need Is Cash" )

Back in '64, before you were born,
No one had time for pouring scorn
On dreams of love and peace,
And no-one was obese,
Only tight trousers were worn...
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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"In May of 1941, the war had just begun. . . ." "Sink the Bismark" by Johnny Horton.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:56 PM
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1961.

Leonard Cohen - 'It seems so long ago Nancy'

"She never said she'd wait for us
although she was alone,
I think she fell in love for us
in nineteen sixty one,
in nineteen sixty one."

Also... not a recorded song, but after going twenty three years without a win at Old Trafford (Manchester Utd.'s ground), Tottenham supporters sang "We're gonna have a party like it's 1989"
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 PM
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1939. "In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers" - '39 by Queen
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:30 PM
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4 B.C. "Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication" - Superstar by Murray Head
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:30 PM
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Hey all, please try to keep to the following format:


YEAR. "Song lyric that mentions that year." Song Title by Artist.


It makes it a lot easier to compile the master list.

Thanks!


mmm


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4 B.C. "Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication" - Superstar by Murray Head
Good one, Biffy!

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:32 PM
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1969. "Sixty-nine, was cheapo wine, have a good time, what's your sign," - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople. The song also goes on to mention '70, '71, '72, '73, and '74.)
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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1954. "The year was 1954"- The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon.

1964. "It was 1964
"-The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon.

1836. "Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:- Ballad of the Alamo by Marty Robbins.

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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1956 (and 1957). "Said welcome to the spirit of 1956, Patient in the bushes next to '57" - Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:41 PM
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1963. "Midnight was the barrier back in 1963." Dominance And Submission by Blue Oyster Cult.

1964. "And looking at me greedily, said, it's 1964." Dominance And Submission by Blue Oyster Cult.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:42 PM
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1939. "In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers" - '39 by Queen
Not sure if 1939 is the correct year on this one.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:42 PM
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1914 (and 1939). "In 1914 the war began," and, later "In 1939 once again, there came the sound of marching men," - Thank Christ for the Bomb by The Groundhogs.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:47 PM
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1921. "Got a feeling '21 is going to be a good year" - 1921 (that's the title) from Tommy by The Who.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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Not sure if 1939 is the correct year on this one.
Is it 1839??
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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Is it 1839??
Dunno,never really specifies.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:55 PM
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UPDATE (and thanks for the assist, Astorian)

1,000,000 BC: "A long time ago, 1,000,000 years BC, the best things in life were absolutely free" - "Pennies From Heaven" by Bing Crosby
4 B.C.: "Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication" - Superstar by Murray Head
1: "Meanwhile, back in the year 1, when you belonged to no one, you didn't stand a chance, Son, if your pants were undone." - "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day" by Jethro Tull
1315: "In the spring of 1315, there began an era of unpredictable weather" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1486: "In the year 1486 the Malleus first appeared" White Hammer by Van der Graaf Generator
1519: "I know this happened in 1519, yet / this is the image we can't seem to forget", "Higher Level", KRS One
1778: "Oh, the year was 1778, how I wish I was in Sherbrooke now." - Barrett's Privateers by Stan Rogers
1799: "Now I'm standing on the grave of a soldier that died in 1799" - "Cathedral" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
1806: "In the Year Of Our Lord, eighteen hundred and six, we set sail from the coal quay of Cork. We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks, for the grand City Hall of New York." - "The Irish Rover" by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
1814: “In 1814 we took a little trip” – Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton
1816: "You remember 1816 as the year without a summer" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1836: "Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:- Ballad of the Alamo by Marty Robbins.
1844: "In 1844, the Democrats were split", James K. Polk, They Might Be Giants
1851: "It did not lift until 1851" 1816, The Year Without a Summer by Rasputina
1853: "It was on the old Calcutta in 1853" - Old Admirals by Al Stewart
1865: “It was the winter of '65. We were hungry, just barely alive.” The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down, the Band
1892: "Big Sam left Seattle, in the year of '92...", "North To Alaska", Johnny Horton
1899: "In 18 hundred and 99, when everybody sang Auld Lang Syne . . ." Twentieth Century's Almost Over, Steve Goodman
1990: "It's a brand new record for 1990", Flood, by They Might Be Giants
1990: "On May 1, 1990, something changed inside me" - May 1, 1990 by Adrian Belew
1903: "It's a real nice way/ To spend the day/ In Dayton, Ohio/ On a lazy Sunday afternoon in 1903" "Dayton, Ohio - 1903" by Randy Newman
1913: "Take a trip with me in 1913 to Calumet Michigan in the copper country" - 1913 Massacre by Woody Guthrie
1914: "In 1914 the war began," - Thank Christ for the Bomb by The Groundhogs.
1916: "It's the same old thing since 1916", Zombie, the Cranberries
1919: “A rose is a rose is a rose, said the mama of dada as long ago as 1919” – Nine Funerals of the Citizen King by Henry Cow
1921: "Got a feeling '21 is going to be a good year" - 1921 (that's the title) from Tommy by The Who.
1921: "Watching the sun come up in the morning of 1921" - Warren Harding by Al Stewart
1929: "She's been dead since 1929", Oh, how I cried that night" - "Pictures Of Lily" by The Who
1934: “On the last day of June, 1934” – The Last Day of June 1934 by Al Stewart.
1934: “I got a '34 wagon and they call it a woody” - Surf City, Jan & Dean
1939: "In 1939 once again, there came the sound of marching men," - Thank Christ for the Bomb by The Groundhogs.
1939: "In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers" - '39 by Queen
1939: "And she's laughing, laughing into 1939" Al Stewart, Between the Wars.
1941: "In May of 1941, the war had just begun. . . ." "Sink the Bismark" by Johnny Horton.
1945: "I left Kentucky back in '45 and went to Detroit working on an assembly line", One Piece at a Time, by Johnny Cash
1945: “Bells are chiming for victory, There's a page back in history” 45 - 45 by Elvis Costello.
1949: “She had a picture of a cowboy tattooed on her spine, saying Phoenix Arizona 1949” – Little Egypt by The Coasters.
1954: "The year was 1954"- The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon.
1954: “The worst thing in 1954 was the bikini” – I Found That Essence Rare by Gang of Four.
1956: "Said welcome to the spirit of 1956" - Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.
1956: “I said I've been this way since 1956” – Love Potion #9 by The Clovers.
1957: "I get off on '57 Chevys; I get off on screaming guitar." "I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart", Eric Clapton
1957: "Patient in the bushes next to '57" - Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.
1958: "Born in a mining town in '58,when black and white TV was up to date", Born in '58, by Bruce Dickinson
1959: "1959 was a very strange time" - Post-World War Two Blues by Al Stewart
1960: "Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy/ Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy " "Night Moves", Bob Seger
1962: "Started humming a song from 1962", also "Night Moves" by Bob Seger
1962: "Kept some letters by his bed, dated 1962..." He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones
1962: It was back in Blind River, 1962, when I last saw you alive", Long May You Run, Neil Young
1963: "Midnight was the barrier back in 1963." Dominance And Submission by Blue Oyster Cult.
1963: “Oh, what a night, late December back in ‘63” – December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) by The Four Seasons
1964: "It was 1964” -The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon.
1964: "And looking at me greedily, said, it's 1964." Dominance And Submission by Blue Oyster Cult
1964: "It's past midnight," said Charles the grinning boy. And looking at me greedily, said "It's 1964." - "Dominance and Submission" by Blue Oyster Cult
1965: "Demon-warp is coming alive in 1965" Thunder Kiss '65 by White Zombie
1965: "In '65 I was 17. . .” Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
1965: "I bought you a brand new Mustang, a 1965 (huh!)", "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett.
1967: "Way back when, in '67, I was the dandy of Gamma Chi...", "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan.
1967: "1967, Colt .45, holding back the vampires, keeping me alive." - Coffee by Aesop Rock ft. John Darnielle
1967: “1967, it seems so long ago” – 1967 by Tom Robinson.
1968: Where were you in '68? In '68, Judy was Johnny's date. Sweet - The Six Teens.1968: "The time had come in '68, to elect a president..." Snoopy for President, Royal Guardsmen
1969: "Sixty-nine, was cheapo wine, have a good time, what's your sign," - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.
1969: "In '69 I was 21. . .” Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
1969: "It was the summer of '69", "The Summer of '69", by Bryan Adams.
1969: "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969" - Hotel California, Eagles
1972: "Don't leave your torch behind, a power cut ahead, 1972, you know." - Late Night, Maudlin Street by Morrissey
1974: “Well there's a real square cat, he looks like 1974” – Rock This Town by Stray Cats.
1975: “September '75, I was 47 inches high” – One Angry Dwarf by Ben Folds Five
1975: “In nineteen hundred and seventy-five all my people rose from the countryside” – War Movie by Jefferson Airplane
1976: “Forget the days of future past, because now it's 1976.” 1976 by Redd Kross.
1977: “No Elvis, Beatles, or Rolling Stones in 1977” – 1977 by The Clash
1977: "September, [19]77, Port Elizabeth weather fine." "Biko" by Peter Gabriel.
1979: "Shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time" - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
1980: "They'll be building it up in the air, ever since 1980" - Hijack by Paul Kantner
1981: "On August 1st, 1981, I traveled to Scott's house with my BB Gun" - I Live with it Every Day by Barenaked Ladies
1982: "And now you find yourself in '82." - The Heat of the Moment by Asia.
1982: "Operator, please connect me, with 1982..." 1982 Randy Travis
1983: "1983 is calling I've been on my knees and crawling back to you...", "1983" by Neon Trees.
1983: "Left the earth in 1983, fingers groping for the galaxies." Pioneers Over c by Van der Graaf Generator
1984: 'Wake up! It's 1984!' - 1984, Oingo Boingo
1984: "Beware the savage jaw, of 1984" - "1984" by David Bowie
1985. "She's still preoccupied with nineteen, nineteen, nineteen eight five." - 1985 by Bowling for Soup
1985: “No one ever left alive, in nineteen hundred and eighty-five, would ever do” – Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five by Paul McCartney.
1986: "And after 1986, what else could be new?" - Modern Woman by Billy Joel.
1989: "1989 - a number, another summer", "Fight The Power", by Public Enemy.
1990: "You're so 1990, and it's 1994" - Shoebox by Barenaked Ladies
1991: "I crossed the desert on a dining car/In the spring of '91" - Whenever Kindness Fails by Robert Earl Keen
1992: "April 26, 1992. There was a riot in the streets, tell me where were you?" - April 29, 1992 by Sublime
1994: "You're so 1990, and it's 1994" - Shoebox by Barenaked Ladies
1994: "The year is '94 and in my trunk is raw" - 99 Problems by Jay-Z
1995: "On that morning in late April, Oklahoma, '95" - Shades of Gray by Robert Earl Keen
1996:: "She slit her wrists for attention in 1996" - Metal Now by Say Anything
1999: "So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999" 1999 by Prince
2000: "2000 zero zero Party over, oops, out of time" 1999 by Prince
2000: “You know you're a 2000 man, and your kids don't understand you at all.” 2000 Man, Rolling Stones
3008: "I'm so 3000-and-8; you're so 2000-and-LATE", "Boom-Boom Pow" by the Black-Eyed Peas.
3012: "We're gonna party like it's 3012 tonight." - Beauty and the Beat by Justin Bieber (featuring Nicki Minaj)
4545: "In the year 4545 you ain't gonna need your teeth" -- In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans.[/QUOTE]
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1950: "In 1950 when I was born..." - People Like Us by Talking Heads

From the album True Stories performed by Talking Heads. The movie True Stories had most of the songs performed by other members of the cast. I really like the movie version of People Like Us linked below. Nice movie, especially for David Byrne/Talking Heads fans.

After the song in the clip would be a spoiler for anyone watching the movie for the first time.

People Like Us
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1960 "But you're still waiting for 1960 to happen" - "Attitude" by The Kinks
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1955. "Dusty frames that still arrive/Die in 1955" - Fade Away and Radiate by Blondie

1970. "Out of my mind on a Saturday night/1970 rollin' in sight" - 1970 by The Stooges

1951. "Got a feeling '51 is gonna be a good year" - 1951/What About the Boy? by Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed (from the Tommy movie soundtrack
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1967. "I was born in '67, the year of Sgt. Pepper and Are You Experienced?" - Time flies by Porcupine Tree
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1945. "We were the War Children, Born 1945," - Wild Children by Van Morrison.
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1984, 1984 knockin at your door, 1984 Spirit.
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1966. "Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war."- Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner by Warren Zevon.
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2012. "Well it's 2012, think we're going to hell" -- "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)" by the Flaming Lips featuring Ke$ha
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OK, since you are still missing some of these years, here are the relevant further lines from The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople, properly formatted:

1970. "In '70 we can all agree, a King's Road Flat was the place to be" - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.

1971. "In '71 all the people come. Bust a few seats but its just in fun" - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.

1972. "In Seventy-two we was born to lose" - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.

1973. "Oh, Seventy-three was a jambouree. We were the dudes and the dudes were we" - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.

1974. "In Seventy-four on the Broadway tour, We didn't much like dressing up no more" - The Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople.
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1944: "It was just before dawn, one miserable morning in black forty-four." - When The Tigers Broke Free, Pink Floyd
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4545 In the year 4545 you ain't gonna need your teeth. -- In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans.
And the rest of the song ...

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
In the year 3535 Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
In the year 5555 Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
In the year 6565 You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
In the year 7510 If God's a-coming, He oughta make it by then
In the year 8510 God is gonna shake His mighty head
In the year 9595 I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
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1649. "In 1649, to St. George's Mill, a ragged band called The Diggers came to work the peoples' will", A World Turned Upside Down, Anonymous
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A few more obscure examples off the top of my head:

1989: "June Fifth, in the year of Eight-Nine, he was unarmed with focused mind." - The Tiananmen Man by Nevermore.

Ayreon does a lot of this:
2084: "My body lies motionless upon the kitchen floor, The Earth has died the world is at rest. 2084" - 2084
1969: "On an early summer morning, July '69" - One Small Step
2085: "Silence's so loud, not a soul left alive. Darkness is a shroud. 2085." - The Sixth Extinction
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