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Animotion is a successful 80's U.S. New Wave/pop band best known for their songs "Obsession", "Let Him Go", "I Engineer" and "Room to Move" in the 1980's.

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Animotion 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 and made 3 albums.

Between 1985-1986 Animotion made several TV appearances on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and Soul Train. Astrid and Bill of Animotion were presenters at the 1986 American Music Awards with the original soul diva Diana Ross.

During 1986 and 1987 Animotion toured extensively, appearing alongside famous performers such as Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, INXS, Eurythmics, Simply Red, Phil Collins, and Genesis. They had a huge success in Germany and South Africa with their two first albums thanks to the singles "Obsession" and "I Engineer" (both Top 10 in those countries), and entered several European charts in high positions during this period.

Animotions chart history: Obsession" (1985) #6 US; #5 UK; #17 Austria; #8 Germany; #9 South Africa. "Let Him Go" (1985) #39 US; #41 Germany. "I Engineer" (1986) #76 US; #19 Austria; #2 Germany; #4 South Africa; #6 Switzerland "I Want You" (1986) #84 US; #27 Germany. "Room To Move" (1989) #9 US. "Calling It Love" (1989) #53 US.

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