Animotion recorded this song in 1984 and released it as their debut single. It was a good hit for the San Francisco band, which was a six-piece, synth-heavy group with both a male and female vocalist: Astrid Plane and Bill Wadhams.
"Obsession" is by far the group's most popular song, but the follow-up single "Let Him Go" made #39 US, and in 1989, they scored another Top 10 with "Room To Move," which went to #9 in the US. This version of Animotion featured Cynthia Rhodes, who played Penny Johnson in the movie Dirty Dancing
, on vocals. Her singing career was short-lived, as she soon married Richard Marx
and retired from music and acting. The couple split in 2014.