What Was Popular in 1967?

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In 1967, rock music, peace and acceptance movements, comedic movies for younger audiences, new automobiles and a new style of miniskirt all became popular. Some of these trends remained popular for many years, while others were short trends that ended rather quickly.

Musically, almost all of the top 100 songs of 1967 were by rock artists. The most popular song of the year was "To Serve with Love" by Lulu. However, bands such as The Beatles remained incredibly popular, and this was the year that the Beatles released "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

In the U.S., the ongoing war in Vietnam caused many peace movements to start. Students and other citizens would arrange big events to protest the war. Former boxing world champion Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing title for refusing to serve in the war. He remained generally popular, but he was also shunned by many.

Comedic movies like "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Graduate" were very popular in theatres. This was the first time that movies were being directed at families with children rather than just adults or children separately.

Automobile companies began to focus more on the safety of their cars, and this became the feature that was advertised the most.

Mini skirts continued to get even shorter and became more and more popular in the fashion world.