Animotion is a 1980s U.S. New Wave/synthpop band best known for their songs "Obsession", "Let Him Go", "I Engineer" and "Room to Move". They signed a record deal with Polygram Records in 1984 and made three albums.
Animotion's original six members were lead singer/guitarist Bill Wadhams, lead singer Astrid Plane, lead guitarist Don Kirkpatrick, keyboardist Greg Smith, bassist Charles Ottavio, and drummer Frenchy O'Brien. They released their self-titled debut album in 1984. The following year, a single from this album, "Obsession" brought the band international success and became the band's first Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten single. The follow-up single from this album, "Let Him Go" also cracked the U.S. Top 40.