2ND METRO MANILA POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVAL (1979) This time around, Freddie Aguilar's interpretation of Snaffu Rigor's composition won the Grand Prize.
However, the biggest pop hit to come out of the Second Metropop was "Ewan".
Heber Bartolome's "Tayo'y Mga Pinoy" became a protest anthem, and Ryan Cayabyab's "Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika" became the anthem of sorts of Original Pilipino Music.
Emil Mijares was the musical director for this festival.
It is interesting to note that aside from the women in Something Special (which was a mixed group of men and women), all the participants in this festival were men.