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Music

Get Ready

1970 - 1971

Mr. Big Stuff

1971 - 1972

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

1972 - 1973

Free Bird

1973 - 1974

Rock On

1974 - 1975

Black Water

1975 - 1976

Only Sixteen

1976 - 1977

Watcha Gonna Do?

1977 - 1978

Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees)

1977 - 1978

Saturday Night Fever (Bee Gees)

1977 - 1978

I Will Survive

1978 - 1979

How Stuff

1979 - 1980

Dance

Just As I Am

1971 - 1972

The Hustle

1972 - 1973

The Nutbush

1973 - 1974

Express

1974 - 1975

Love Machine

1975 - 1976

Movin

1976 - 1977

Dance, Dance, Dance

1977 - 1978

Fantasy

1978 - 1979

Contact

1979 - 1980

Fashion

Fashion In The 70s

1970 - 1979

1970s fashion, which began with a continuation of the mini skirts, bell-bottoms and the androgynous hippie look from the late 1960s, was soon sharply characterized by several distinct fashion trends that have left an indelible image of the decade commemorated in popular culture. These include platform shoes which appeared on the fashion scene in 1971 and often had soles two to four inches thick. Both men and women wore them. Wide-legged, flared jeans and trousers were another fashion mainstay for both sexes throughout most of the decade, and this style has been immortalised in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, which starred John Travolta. The "disco look", complete with three-piece suits for men and rayon or jersey wrap dresses for women, which the film further popularized, lasted until it was gradually replaced by punk fashion and straight, cigarette-legged jeans. Platform shoes gave way to mules and ankle-strapped shoes, both reminiscent of the 1940s, at the very end of the decade.