American synthpop band from Los Angeles, California best known for their songs "Obsession", "Let Him Go", "I Engineer", and "Room to Move".[1]

Formed in 1983 from the remnants of a retro science-fiction band called Red Zone, they signed a record deal with Polygram Records in 1984.
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Animotion Discography


822 580-4 Animotion The Language Of Attraction (Album) Mercury 822 580-4 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
822 580-4 Animotion Animotion (Album) Mercury 822 580-4 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
MERH 88 Animotion Strange Behavior (Album) Casablanca, Casablanca MERH 88 UK 1986 Sell This Version
837 314-2 Animotion Animotion (Album) Mercury 837 314-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO 361-1 Animotion Let Him Go (Single, EP, Maxi) Mercury PRO 361-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
PRO 355-1 Animotion Let Him Go / Obsession Mercury PRO 355-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
5001 630 Animotion / Van Twist Animotion / Van Twist - Obsession (Dance Mix) / Shaft (Long Version)(12", Promo) Polygram 5001 630 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
MER-24-749, 880 266-7 Animotion Obsession (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury MER-24-749, 880 266-7 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
F - Cap 8844337.0 Animotion I Engineer (Single, Maxi, EP) Casablanca F - Cap 8844337.0 Peru 1986 Sell This Version
884 916-1 Animotion Strange Behavior (Single) PolyGram 884 916-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
884 729-1 Animotion I Want You (Single, Maxi) Casablanca, PolyGram Records 884 729-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
2801 143 The Cure / Animotion The Cure / Animotion - Close To Me / I Engineer(12", Promo) Mercury 2801 143 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
871 418-7 Animotion Room To Move / Send It Over (Single, Maxi) Polydor 871 418-7 US 1988 Sell This Version
889 054 7 Animotion Calling It Love / The Way Into Your Heart (Single) Polydor 889 054 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version


314 532 319-2 Animotion Obsession - The Best Of Animotion (Comp) Mercury 314 532 319-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
314 520 501-2 Animotion Obsession(CD, Comp) Rebound Records (2) 314 520 501-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
0249837313 Animotion The Best Of Animotion(CD, Comp, RM) Universal Music 0249837313 Canada 2006 Sell This Version


none Animotion Strange Behavior(VHS, EP, NTSC) Sony none US 1986 Sell This Version


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March 27, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Looking back to Animotion, it hardly gets me to any other than 'Obsession' - a song that besides a contageous melody, improved itself a major hit by the very choice of title. Appealing word is the key to success, or at least a moment of success which Animotion secured themselves sometime in the mid 80s. 'You're my obsession - who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?'... Now that's what we might call philosophy but it's not. It's that ol' beating around the bush when a certain trend appears and along come faceless imitators that compete with the latest fashions of the day. Except 'Obsession' which IS unresistable to dance to (but only DANCE to), the group has no other card in their sleeve to play. Too much a synth version of Europe - better than 'The Final Countdown', but much, much worse if you expect them to beat The Human League.

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