You might even recognize the fur collared G-1 style as worn by Tom Cruise's Maverick character in the 1986 film 1960s King of cool Steve Mc Queen rose to fame during the counterculture of the 1960s—a time when anti-war creative freedom, as illustrated in fashion, music and film, ran rampant.
Mc Queen was a class act in his signature aviators and leather, but international British boy band The Beatles made the style popular among the up-and-coming rock and roll fan base.1970s & 1980s At the height of peace, love and rock and roll, feminists asserted their equality and women also began to wear the leather jacket on a widespread scale.
That paired with the rise of supermodel stardom perpetuated a new wave of casual-chic fashion.The recently deceased David Bowie also featured strongly with five songs in the Top 20 including 'Ashes To Ashes' and 'Life On Mars'.This year's number one was no surprise – John Lennon's 'Imagine' stole the top spot for the third year in a row. The element-withstanding street style was essentially a shortened version that adopted a zipper instead of buttons like the aviator jackets worn during the war.1930s & 1940s By WWII leather jackets became synonymous with military garb, with the U. Army standardizing the A-2 leather flight jacket during this time.The popular aviator style has since evolved into a fashion industry mainstay.You voted in your thousands and here's the definitive list of the songs that you love!