Saturday 80s: Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance

Neneh Cherry’s “Buffalo Stance,” released in 1988, is a hip-hop-infused anthem that defied genre norms and catapulted Cherry to international stardom. The song’s distinctive beat, a sample from Malcolm McLaren’s “Buffalo Gals,” lays the foundation for Cherry’s bold and unapologetic vocals. Lyrically, “Buffalo Stance” exudes confidence and independence, reflecting Cherry’s assertive persona. The chorus, with its infectious refrain, became a cultural touchstone of late-’80s pop. Cherry’s eclectic style, a fusion of hip-hop, R&B, and pop, broke new ground and made her a trailblazer for future female artists. “Buffalo Stance” is a testament to Cherry’s innovative spirit, blending social commentary with a genre-defying sound that resonates with its era while maintaining a timeless allure, ensuring its place as a classic in the landscape of late-’80s music.

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