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Red Prysock. 1955, 2002.
The Beach Boys, Heart. 1967, 1970, 1972.
Walter Egan. 1970, 1978, 2008.
Dead Milkmen. 1967, 2010.

For all you dads out there, here's a puzzle for you!
What is the name of the item each line refers to?

The years do not pertain to the artist, thus periods instead of commas.
The years do pertain to t̡͇̥h̵͋̓͊͐͌ȩ̗̭̈́ͦ͊ ̻͚̲͙̘ͦm̪͎̳͇̻̜̫̓̐̓ͤ̏̓o̶̼̫̓̋ḑ̬͓̖̜ͫ̊e͚̭ͪ̏ͣͤ͂̒ͫl̨̥̩̩͇̖̳͐.

To narrow your song search:

.....
Smiley Smile.
Little Queen.
The Lost Album.
Dead Lizard in my Backyard.

Hint:

Manuel, 2009.
"Guess you're ready"
"'Cause I'm waiting for you"
"It's gonna be so exciting!"
"Got this feeling"
"Really deep in my soul"
"Let's get out, I wanna go"
"Come along, get it on!"

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Although not a dad, I do enjoy dad-music...

It's strange that none of the years pertain to the artists, because Red Prysock's biggest hit, Hand Clappin', came in 1955 and Walter Egan's biggest hit, Magnet and Steel, came in 1978...

Okay hang on a sec, new answer:

I think these all refer to classic cars!!

The first one is talking about

The Ford Thunderbird (developed in 1955, revived in 2002). Hint: Red Prysock's song "What's the Word, Thunderbird".

The second one is talking about

The Plymouth Barracuda (I think the generations are slightly different on Wikipedia, they're saying 1964, 1967, 1970; although the car was slightly remade in 1972 so it fits with the clue). Hint: Beach Boys' song "Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)" and Heart's song "Barracuda"

The third one is talking about

The Dodge Challenger (First Gen released 1970, Second Gen released 1978, Third Gen released 2008). Hint: Walter Egan's song "Challenger".

The fourth one is talking about

The Chevy Camaro (First Gen released 1967, revived in 2010 -- and a sweet car it is!). Hint: Dead Milkmen's song "Bitchin' Camaro".

The hint is

The song "Gas Gas Gas" by Manuel (2009), referring to cars!

From OP (thanks very much, @iiiidk!), the title is

Initial D, relating to Gas Gas Gas. The years are the show's different releases.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh yes, that's some coincidence, huh? :) No but really, but you're on the right track- keep investigating the songs. And... perhaps "dad" pertains to not just the music? $\endgroup$ – iiiidk Aug 7 '18 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ perfect! Yes, it seems wikipedia is saying otherwise... but good job :) rot13(naq gur gvgyr vf Vavgvny Q, eryngvat gb Tnf Tnf Tnf. Gur lrnef ner gur fubj'f qvssrerag eryrnfrf.) $\endgroup$ – iiiidk Aug 8 '18 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks!! You were definitely right -- once I figured out the significance of 1955 and 2002, the rest fell into place pretty quickly! Great puzzle, I enjoyed both sets of references :) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 8 '18 at 14:40

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