If you were to musically sit me down and ask me to compile a list of my all-time favorite ’80s grooves, Neneh Cherry‘s ’88 ode-to-the-gigolo opus, “Buffalo Stance,” would certainly be at the top of that list. From that opening record scratch, to its synth-ful swagger to Ms. Neneh’s on-point vocal sass (by the way, how’s your brother, “Save Tonight,” crooner, Eagle Eye Cherry?), there’s really no reason not to still be in music love with this one-of-a-kind ’80s flow.
Offered to the world as the lead single from her delicious debut album, Raw Like Sushi, “Buffalo Stance” instantly took over Sony Walkman headphones everywhere immediately upon its radio release, eventually going on to strut at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. While Ms. Cherry struggled to capture the success of her debut ditty with follow-up single, “Manchild,” the overseas diva did go on to release a handful of albums over the years, including ’92’s Homebrew (hey, “Buddy X”) and ’96’s Man, which both become hits in her native UK. Also, in 2014, Mizz Cherry returned to the scene with Blank Project, a sexy, sultry set which you can dive into right here…it’s actually quite groovy.
But of course, there’s only one “Buffalo Stance,” and if it were taken on by anybody else, it simply wouldn’t make sense. Groove on.