I Engineer

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"I Engineer"
Single by Animotion
from the album Strange Behavior
B-side "The Essence"
Released March 28, 1986
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1984-1985
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 4:04
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Mike Chapman, Bernie Taupin, Holly Knight
Producer(s) Richie Zito
Animotion singles chronology
"Let Him Go"
"I Engineer"
"I Want You"

"I Engineer" is a 1986 song by American new wave band Animotion.

In the song, the protagonist says to his enemy in the form of the lyrical ego, that he will win.

After the release, the song was a commercial success in Europe, but was less of a hit in the United States.

Music video[edit]

The video for "I Engineer" was shot in Blackheath, England in the abandoned Royal Herbert Hospital.

Track listings[edit]

7" Single

  1. I Engineer 4:02
  2. The Essence 4:06

12" Single

  1. I Engineer (Remix) 5:53
  2. The Essence (Dub Version) 5:08
  3. Obsession (Remix) 7:30


Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 76
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 27
German Singles Chart 2[1]
Austrian Singles Chart 19[2]
Swiss Singles Chart 6[3]

Cover versions[edit]

  • 1990: Camouflage
  • 2003: 2 DJ's & One
  • 2007: Bangbros


  1. ^ musicline.de
  2. ^ austriancharts.at
  3. ^ hitparade.ch

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