Jem Theme Song

1985–1988; also “Jem and the Holograms theme song”

Alright, so fictionally, the theme song for Jem—that American animated series by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions—was performed by Jem and the Holograms. However, American musician Britta Phillips of the Dean and Britta duo provided her singing voice for the show—another singer (ironically), Samantha Newark, dubbed her speaking voice.

This video credits Barry Harman as the composer of the song but this interview refutes that. And I quote, “No. The original theme song was written for the pilot, before I joined the show.” So, as per ‘ze great IMDb, Robert J. Walsh is credited for 65 episodes so he is my best guess.

The theme song is somewhat officially entitled “Jem Theme”. There was no official soundtrack ever released, but the song made its way to a number of now-obsolete Jem and the Holograms cassettes—these were included in video merchandise and dolls, like this one, included with the Roxy (character) doll.

Below is the classic opening sequence and theme song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgzZ2Ta0EpA

Jem theme song lyrics

Jem (Jem is excitement) oh
Jem (Jem is adventure) oh
Glamor and glitter
Fashion and fame

Jem (Jem is truly outrageous)
(Truly, truly, truly outrageous)
Oh whoa Jem (Jem)
The music contagious (outrageous)

Jem is my name
No one else is the same
Jem is my name

But we’re the Misfits
Our songs are better
We are the Misfits, the Misfits
And we’re gonna get her

Jem (Jem is truly outrageous)
(truly, truly, truly outrageous)
Oh whoa Jem (Jem)
The music contagious (outrageous)

Jem is my name
No one else is the same
Jem is my name

Holy hold-your-horses, Batman, there is a second theme song! Alright, I’m quite lost as to if this was played in the intro and how it all came to be—which season, etc. Let’s post it anyway.

Lyrics:

Me and my friends are Jem girls
Jem, Jem is my name
Exciting adventure
Fashion and fame
Once you’re a Jem girl
You’re never the same

Common, common and be a Jem girl
Jem, Jem is my name

Me and my friends are Jem girls
Jem, Jem is my name
Truly outrageous
That’s a Jem girl
Glamour, fashion and fame

Exciting adventure
Fashion and fame
Once you’re a Jem girl
You’re never the same

Common, common and be a Jem girl
Jem, Jem is my name
(Jem)

Last. American indie synthpop band Freezepop covered the Jem theme and included it in their 2004 album Fancy Ultra•Fresh as a hidden track. Cool. Below is the cover with a fan-made video.

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