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11 Jan, 9 tweets, 1 min read
on the one hand, it'd be an amusing music history project to make versions of the song "1985" (by SR-71 and famously covered by Bowling for Soup) each year, to update the title and bands referenced.

But on the other hand, the song would now be called "2003"
which, by the way, is when 1985 was first recorded.
So it's the halfway point between the referenced time and now!
The songs gonna be about... Audioslave, Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent, Sum 41, Seven Nation Army, Remember by Disturbed, My Immortal (the song, not the fanfic), Hilary Duff, Milkshake, Johnny Cash's Hurt and Hey Ya by OutKast.
Although given that it's currently 18 years after a song about 18 years ago, the weirdest part is that the song is at risk of referencing the song "1985", which might explode the universe with a time paradox
They can also reference Stacy's Mom, which is pretty much the same song
My personal Grand Unified Music Theory is that Stacy's Mom and 1985 and Jessie's Girl are all the same woman.
and by "1985" I mean "Debbie from 1985". She's not named 1985.... the song names her. But it's the only one of the three that does.
Sadly... otherwise I could propose that she's actually Jolene.
maybe she changed her name after she got married to that CPA.

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