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One Hit Wonders - ANIMOTION (1984)
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"OBSESSION" by ANIMOTION



MUSIC VIDEO



"Obsession" is a 1983 song covered in 1984 by the synthpop/New Wave group Animotion. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV.

"Obsession" was originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des Barres in 1983. This version was prominently featured in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, most notably in a scene in which Christopher Atkins bumps and grinds in Lesley Ann Warren's face in sync with the rhythm of the song. The song was featured on the film's soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts. That version was also featured in the theatrical trailer to the 1986 film 9½ Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

The Los Angeles-based synth-pop band Animotion recorded a version of the tune for their self-titled debut album, released in 1984. This version became a massive success, and it remains Animotion's biggest hit.

The music video features the Animotion band members — focusing on the two singers, Bill Wadhams and Astrid Plane — dressed in various costumes (such as Mark Antony and Cleopatra) while performing the song next to a swimming pool and inside a luxury house.



 

Billboard Top 100 - 1984

01. When Doves Cry » Prince
02. What's Love Got To Do With It » Tina Turner
03. Say Say Say » Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
04. Footloose » Kenny Loggins
05. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) » Phil Collins
06. Jump » Van Halen
07. Hello » Lionel Richie
08. Owner Of A Lonely Heart » Yes
09. Ghostbusters » Ray Parker Jr.
10. Karma Chameleon » Culture Club

| Closed on 02/16/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
9 Fans 
0%a. 10 (GREAT SONG)
22%b. 7-9 (LIKED THAT SONG)
22%c. 5-6 (SONG WAS OK)
33%d. 1-4 (WHO? WHAT?)
22%e. IT SUCKED!

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TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#6 | 651 days ago

I eat with my eyes open now. indecision
  
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#1 | 651 days ago

It's a good song, I remember it from back in the day   ...

I didn't like the video that much though..
7-9 (LIKED THAT SONG)  
#2 | 651 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)


Nick, you are already going deep you magnificent b@stard.
IT SUCKED!  
#3 | 651 days ago

I remember 9 1/2 weeks, great movie!
#4 | 651 days ago
Nick__ (+)

JenX63 wrote:
I remember 9 1/2 weeks, great movie!
I think that movie get me interested in porn? blush
5-6 (SONG WAS OK)  
#5 | 651 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Nick__ wrote:
I think that movie get me interested in porn? blush
I think it got me interested in bondage :| (i snuck, sneaked...idk, and watched it when my parents weren't home...how old was i? 8 maybe? lol)
1-4 (WHO? WHAT?)  
#6 | 651 days ago

I eat with my eyes open now. indecision
#7 | 651 days ago
Nick__ (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
I think it got me interested in bondage :| (i snuck, sneaked...idk, and watched it when my parents weren't home...how old was i? 8 maybe? lol)
HELLO!  surprise




NICE! yes
5-6 (SONG WAS OK)  
#8 | 651 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
HELLO!  surprise




NICE! yes
interested, not into... lol (unless I'm doing the tying then it's fine)
1-4 (WHO? WHAT?)  
#9 | 651 days ago
Nick__ (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
interested, not into... lol (unless I'm doing the tying then it's fine)
either way is cool with me.
5-6 (SONG WAS OK)  

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