Vicente Fernández
30 Exitos
Hoy Más Fuerte
Gerardo Ortíz

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In the literal definition of the term a Ranchera is a ranch song. They were sung in Mexico between "acts of nation"-centered plays, and became quite commercially oriented after 1910. The lyrics of the rancheras are quite straightforward, with the last notes of the verses, lines, and stanzas being extended by the performers. They typically included some glissandos that became a stereotype for Mexican music in "American" short-sightedness. Rancheras were very powerful songs for expressing sentimentality associated with a person's love for their country.

Ranchera Artists Highlights

Vicente Fernández
Vicente Fernández
Gerardo Ortíz
Gerardo Ortíz
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia
Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
Lucha Villa
Lucha Villa
Los Muecas
Los Muecas

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Ranchera Album Highlights

30 Exitos
Chavela Vargas
30 Exitos
Hoy Más Fuerte
Gerardo Ortíz
Hoy Más Fuerte
Grandes Exitos
Lola Beltrán
Grandes Exitos
Coleccion Original
José Alfredo Jiménez
Coleccion Original
Serie Platino: 20 Exitos
Lola Beltrán
Serie Platino: 20 Exitos
Entre el Amor y Yo
Vicente Fernández
Entre el Amor y Yo

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Ranchera Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Paloma Negra Lola Beltrán
Huapango Torero Lola Beltrán
Las Llaves de Mi Alma Vicente Fernández
Ella José Alfredo Jiménez
Volver a Los 17 La Santa Cecilia
Aquel Amor Chavela Vargas
Amor de Escuela Paco Barron y sus Norteños Clan
La Golondrina Mariachi Garibaldi
Todo Se Derrumbo Dentro de Mi Vicente Fernández
Cuatro Caminos José Alfredo Jiménez

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