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Spain ruled the Philippines for 333 years, and Hispanic influence in Filipino culture is ubiquitous.
This influence can be easily seen in folk and traditional music, especially in the Tagalog and Visayan regions, where Spanish influence was greatest.
Between the 1980s and the 1990s, OPM was led by artists such as Regine Velasquez, Pops Fernandez, APO Hiking Society, Kuh Ledesma, José Mari Chan, Dingdong Avanzado, Rodel Naval, Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid, Joey Albert, Lilet, Martin Nievera, Manilyn Reynes, Lea Salonga, Kristina Paner, Rachel Alejandro, Raymond Lauchengco, Jo Anne Lorenzana, Francis Magalona, Sharon Cuneta, Sheryl Cruz, Keno, Lou Bonnevie, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Gary Valenciano, among many others.
In the 1990s, famous artists included Eraserheads, The Company (vocal group), April Boy Regino, Smokey Mountain, Rivermaya, Jaya, Agot Isidro, Dessa (Filipino singer), Isabel Granada, Vina Morales, Donna Cruz, Jolina Magdangal, Jessa Zaragoza, Ariel Rivera, South Border, Carol Banawa, Yano, Introvoys, After Image, Side A, Andrew E., Lani Misalucha, Ella May Saison, Joey Ayala, Viktoria (singer), April Boys, Color It Red, Roselle Nava and Blakdyak, among many others.
The compositions are often a mixture of different Asian, Spanish, Latin American, American, and indigenous influences.
The famous lyricist of Circle's End, Geno Georsua landed on top as the melodramatic expressionist.
Bassist Greg Soliman of UST Pendong grasps the title as the best bassist of underground music.
The Harana and Kundiman are popular lyrical songs dating back to the Spanish period, and are customarily used in courtship rituals.
The Harana is rooted in the Mexican-Spanish tradition and based on the rhythmic patterns of the habanera.