Animotion exploded into the hearts and Sony Walkmans of the world’s population in 1985 with their global smash hit debut, “Obsession”, which reached number five in the UK, six in the US and similarly high positions elsewhere. The song continues to live on, being heavily synced within hit TV shows such as “Nip/Tuck”, “Weeds”, “30 Rock”, “WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event”, movies such as “Hot Tub Time Machine”, “Adventureland” and “Dallas Buyers Club”
The band’s eponymous debut album spawned a second hit, “Let Him Go”, which the band have revisited on “Raise Your Expectations”. Meanwhile, the second Animotion album, “Strange Behavior”, was released in 1986 and included yet another hit, “I Engineer”. At the end of that album cycle, the band broke up and a third album, also called “Animotion”, was released in 1989 with Don Kirkpatrick and Greg Smith as the only remaining members (although it did not break the band’s hit-making run, as it generated yet another US top ten single, “Room To Move”). “Raise Your Expectations” brings the Animotion story bang up to date!