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Single by Neneh Cherry
from the album Raw Like Sushi
Released8 May 1989
StudioAbbey Road, Blackwing, Eastcote, Hot Nights, Sam Therapy (London, England)
  • 3:52 (radio edit)
  • 4:44 (The Original Mix)
  • 5:34 (The Old School Mix)
  • 5:24 (Massive Attack Remix)
  • 4:39 (Smith & Mighty Remix)
  • The Bubble Bunch
  • Cameron 'Booga Bear' McVey
Neneh Cherry singles chronology
'Buffalo Stance'
'Kisses on the Wind'

'Manchild' is a 1989 single recorded by Neneh Cherry, released as the second single from her debut album, Raw Like Sushi. The single was a top 10 success in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and several European countries. 'Manchild' did not chart in the United States or Canada. It was the first song Neneh sat down and wrote. She composed the song on a Casio keyboard (the same one she uses to this day), using an auto-chord setting and ended up with 7 chords in the verse alone. Neneh's stepfather Don Cherry commented on this praisingly, comparing it to a jazz song structure. Nellee Hooper did the beat for the song and wrote the rap with Robert Del Naja. Neneh then gave it to Cameron McVey, who helped to shape the song with the parts and 'made it make sense'.[1]

The song's lyrics are 'directed at a full-grown man who has a little more growing up to do'.[2] Neneh expressed the significance of the song for herself, stating it's where she found her sound: 'I think 'Manchild' was the song where I kind of found my style. I think that song, the style of the song, the spirit and the feeling of the song has reappeared; it always reappears along the way in other songs that I've written; therefore it became the most significant song that I ever wrote, in a way'.[1]

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Angus Taylor for BBC noted in his review of Raw Like Sushi, that 'the offbeat, ambient ballad Manchild showcases Cherry's maternal side'.[3] The Los Angeles Times wrote about the song and its music video, 'Nothing less than one of the most visually arresting video clips ever produced, illustrating one of 1989's truly great singles, an accusatory yet compassionate balladic broadside.'[2]Music & MediaDesert bike ridget big games download. described 'Manchild' as 'slower and more melodic' than 'Buffalo Stance'. They added it as 'a strong and highly commercial follow-up with a warm production.'[4] The music video was nominated for 'Best Video' at the 1990 Brit Awards. Lesley Chow from The Quietus wrote,

The title character is a guy with a run-down car, a cheating girlfriend and no willpower, so it's not surprising that we get a hypnotic sense of draining away. The strings have a repetitive, droning sound; they move gradually up or down a tone, so that the entire song seems to be slipping down a slope. A program of beats forms a continually revolving and reversing pattern, and the track feels as if it's shuffling or rotating by degrees (the video ingeniously matched this idea of constant slippage by showing Cherry surrounded by tilting levels of water). However, what's elating is the way that the song repeatedly threatens to lose its motor – and then regains it, by a whisker. All that downward movement should lead to a dead end, but just before momentum runs out, the vocal lifts to even out and stabilize the track. The lyrics are self-reflexive; the phrase 'Turn around, ask yourself' is used as a pivot, a chance for the song to do a 180-degree turn.[5]

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Music video[edit]

The video clip was produced by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. It shows Cherry on a virtual beach, while several other people can be seen in the background. Cherry's daughters, Naima and Tyson, and her step-son, Marlon Roudette, also appear in the video. The camera 'slowly rocks back and forth' in line with the beat of the song.[2]

Track listing and formats[edit]

  • 7-inch vinyl and CD single
  1. 'Manchild' – 3:52
  2. 'Manchild (The Original Mix)' – 4:44
  • US 7-inch vinyl and CD single
  1. 'Manchild (Edit)' – 3:51
  2. 'Phoney Ladies' – 3:52
  • 12-inch vinyl
  1. 'Manchild (The Old School Mix)' – 5:32
  2. 'Manchild (The Original Mix) – 4:44
  3. 'Buffalo Stance (The There's Nothing Wrong Mix - Sukka Mix II)' – 5:36
  • 12-inch remix vinyl
  1. 'Manchild (Massive Attack Remix)' – 5:24
  2. 'Manchild (Massive Attack Bonus Beats)' – 0:55
  3. 'Manchild (Smith & Mighty Remix)' – 4:39
  4. 'Manchild (Smith & Mighty More Bass - Less Vocal Style)' – 4:39


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989)Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6]58
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7]6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8]10
Denmark (IFPI)[9]5
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[10]4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[11]15
France (SNEP)[12]41
Ireland (IRMA)[13]12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14]3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15]3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16]4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17]7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18]4
UK Singles (OCC)[19]5
West Germany (Official German Charts)[20]2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989)Position
Belgium (Ultratop)[21]89
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[22]42
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23]32
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24]26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25]14
West Germany (Official German Charts)[26]25

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  1. ^ ab'The J Files: Neneh Cherry'. Double J. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ abcNeneh Cherry's 'Manchild' Tops Among Music Videos, Los Angeles Times, 19 November 1989
  3. ^'Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Review'. BBC. 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. ^'Previews: Singles'(PDF). Music & Media. 20 May 1989. p. 18. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  5. ^Chow, Lesley (12 May 2014). 'Disorientating Eclecticism: Neneh Cherry's Raw Like Sushi Revisited'. The Quietus. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  6. ^'Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 17 January 2014'. Imgur. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  7. ^'Austriancharts.at – Neneh Cherry – Manchild' (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^'Ultratop.be – Neneh Cherry – Manchild' (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  9. ^Danish Singles Chart 16 June 1989
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  21. ^'Jaaroverzichten 1989' (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
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  23. ^'Jaaroverzichten – Single 1989' (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  24. ^'End of Year Charts 1989'. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  25. ^'Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1989' (in German). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  26. ^'Top 100 Singles–Jahrescharts 1989' (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

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External links[edit]

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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Single by Neneh Cherry
from the album Man
B-side'Heart Throbs'
ReleasedJune 1996
StudioCherry Bear, Westside Studios (London, England)
  • 4:37 (album version)
  • 3:47 (radio edit)
  • Delabel (France)
  • Cameron 'Booga Bear' McVey
Neneh Cherry singles chronology
'Love Can Build a Bridge'
Music video
'Woman' on YouTube

'Woman' is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry from her 1996 album, Man. Written by Cherry, her husband Cameron McVey, and Jonathan Sharp, the song was created as a take on James Brown's 1966 hit 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World'. The song's lyrics describe the difficulties women face in life, allowing Cherry to be seen as an empowering female recording artist.


Released in June 1996, 'Woman' became one of Cherry's biggest, though one of her last, hits in Europe and Australia, reaching the top 10 in Finland, Hungary, Iceland, the United Kingdom and the Wallonia region of Belgium.

Critical reception[edit]

Woman Neneh Cherry Strings Chords

Music & Media wrote that the song is Cherry's 'own take on James Brown's It's a Man's Man's World ('this is a woman's world/ it's my world'). Even the melodies and chord changes sound the same, but this track obviously has a message: it's a tribute to femininity and its loving, caring power.'[1] Writing for NME , Dele Fadele noted that the singer's 'forages into soul possess an irreverence that lift otherwise earnest pastiches', stating that 'Woman' rewrites Brown's song as a 'feminist tract'.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

'Woman' was released as a single in June 1996, becoming Cherry's last substantial hit. It reached number two in Iceland,[3] number three in Walloon Belgium,[4] number four in Finland and Hungary,[5][6] and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.[7] In her native Sweden, the song peaked at number 20 in its second week, spending 10 weeks on the Swedish Singles Chart.[8] Elsewhere in Europe, the single reached the top 20 in Flemish Belgium, France, Norway and Switzerland.[4] On the Eurochart Hot 100, it peaked at number 21 during its second week on the chart, after a debut at number 37.[9] In Australasia, 'Woman' was moderately successful, peaking at number 17 in Australia and number 35 in New Zealand.[10][11] The song has received a Gold certification in France, denoting sales greater than 250,000.[12]


After the success of 'Woman', Cherry stated that she felt she was pushing her limits with the level of fame she was experiencing, claiming that the success she was receiving was enjoyable, but it was not completely what she wanted. She explained, 'The idea behind making 'Buffalo Stance' and Raw Like Sushi wasn't to be famous, it was to change things and do things the way that we do them, always with an idea of activism or a kind of rebellion.'[13]

Track listings[edit]

European promotional CD single[14]

  1. 'Woman' (radio edit)
  2. 'Woman' (full intro)

European maxi-single[8]

  1. 'Woman' – 4:37
  2. 'Heart Throbs' – 3:49
  3. 'Telephone Pole' (demo) – 4:57
  4. 'Woman' (Heavy Guitar Mix) – 4:39

French CD single[15]

  1. 'Woman' (Heavy Guitar Mix)
  2. 'Had You in Me'

French promotional 12-inch single[16]

  1. 'Woman' – 4:37
  2. 'Woman' (Heavy Guitar Mix) – 4:39

UK promotional 12-inch single[17]

A1. 'Woman' (Alex Reece No Vocal)
A2. 'Woman' (Alex Reece Vocal Mix)
B1. 'Woman' (Heavy Guitar Mix)
B2. 'Woman' (La Funk Mob Mix)

UK CD single – Remixes[18]

  1. 'Woman' (La Funk Mob Mix)
  2. 'Woman' (Alex Reece Vocal Mix)
  3. 'Had You in Me'
  4. 'Woman' (Alex Reece No Vocal)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996)Peak
Australia (ARIA)[10]17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19]21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[20]16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4]3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9]21
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5]4
France (SNEP)[21]14
Germany (Official German Charts)[22]52
Hungary (Mahasz)[6]4
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[3]2
Ireland (IRMA)[23]29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[24]27
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[25]22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11]35
Norway (VG-lista)[26]11
Poland (LP3)[27]7
Scotland (OCC)[28]12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8]20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29]12
UK Singles (OCC)[7]9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996)Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[30]27
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[31]82
France (SNEP)[32]61
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[33]30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34]37


RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
France (SNEP)[12]Gold250,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

In 2018 the song was used in a TV advertisement for L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara.[35]


  1. ^'New Releases: Singles'(PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^Fadele, Dele. 'Neneh Cherry – Man'. NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  3. ^ ab'Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (14.9 – 20.9. '96)'. Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 14 September 1996. p. 41. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  4. ^ abc'Ultratop.be – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ ab'Neneh Cherry: Woman' (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ ab'Top 10 Hungary'(PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 33. 17 August 1996. p. 30. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  7. ^ ab'Official Singles Chart Top 100'. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  8. ^ abc'Swedishcharts.com – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ ab'Eurochart Hot 100 Singles'(PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 33. 17 August 1996. p. 28. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  10. ^ ab'Australian-charts.com – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ ab'Charts.nz – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  12. ^ ab'French single certifications – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  13. ^Conroy, Catherine (11 April 2016). 'Neneh Cherry: 'There is a very shallow, sexualised entrapment that women get sucked into''. The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  14. ^Woman (European CD single promo sleeve). Neneh Cherry. Virgin Records. 1996. HUTCDP70.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^Woman (French CD single liner notes). Neneh Cherry. Delabel Records. 1996. 7243 8 93698 2 3.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^Woman (French 12-inch single promo vinyl disc). Neneh Cherry. Delabel Records. 1996. DE 8139.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^Woman (UK 12-inch single promo sleeve). Neneh Cherry. Hut Records. 1996. HUTTP 70.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^Woman (UK remix CD single liner notes). Neneh Cherry. Hut Records, Virgin Records. 1996. HUTDX70, 7243 8 93690 2 1.CS1 maint: others (link)
  19. ^'Austriancharts.at – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  20. ^'Ultratop.be – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  21. ^'Lescharts.com – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  22. ^'Offiziellecharts.de – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  23. ^'The Irish Charts – Search Results – Woman'. Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  24. ^ 'Nederlandse Top 40 – week 34, 1996' (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  25. ^'Dutchcharts.nl – Neneh Cherry – Woman' (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  26. ^'Norwegiancharts.com – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. VG-lista. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  27. ^'Notowanie nr770'. LP3 (in Polish). 1 November 1996. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  28. ^'Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100'. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  29. ^'Swisscharts.com – Neneh Cherry – Woman'. Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  30. ^'Rapports annuels 1996' (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  31. ^'1996 Year-End Sales Charts: Eurochart Hot 100 Singles'(PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 13 no. 51/52. 21 December 1996. p. 12. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  32. ^'Tops de L'année Top Singles 1996' (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  33. ^'Árslistinn 1996'. Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 2 January 1997. p. 25. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  34. ^'Swiss Year-End Charts 1996' (in German). Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  35. ^'L'Oréal Paris – The power of cosmetics, voluminous Original mascara beauty ads short ads 2018'. YouTube Short Ads. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Neneh Cherry Images

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