The 'Jem And The Holograms' Soundtrack Is Filled With Feminist Anthems '80s Kids Will Love
If you were a kid in the 80s, you're probably totally pumped to see Jem and the Holograms when it comes out on Oct. 23. Aubrey Peeples stars in this live-action narrative which is based on the animated TV series about a music producer and her holographic alter ego Jem. If you remember the show, you probably also have fond memories of the songs— a fact which filmmakers took into consideration when crafting the Jem and the Holograms soundtrack, movie version. If you're a nostalgic '80s kid at heart, you're gonna want to get your hands on this album, fast.
Good news: as of Friday, Oct. 23, you can get the Jem soundtrack from Republic Records at all digital vendors. Jem and the Holograms Official Soundtrack Album is composed of 13 tracks, including seven new songs from the movie's Jem and the Holograms. You'll also find tracks from solo pop stars like Hilary Duff, Hailee Steinfeld, Dawin, Ida Maria, and Hayley Kiyoko. Other contributing artists include musical groups Marian Hill and Serebro. The soundtrack is a fun compilation of pop-tastic beats and girl power, and if that's your jam then there's a good chance you'll want more after listening to the songs on the album. If that's the case, here are some resources for more Jem and The Holograms musical adventures.
Youngblood Music Video
The lead single of the soundtrack is called Youngblood and premiered on the MTV show Todrick. MTV also released a making-of featurette showing behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot. So much pink. So much glitter.
Official Tribute Album
Back in August, Hasbro and Sony released a Jem tribute album called Truly Outrageous: A Tribute to Starlight Records. The album is made up of songs from the original show which have been revamped and performed by new artists. BEAN, Alice Lee, and LACES recorded tracks for the album, among other rising performers.
Original Animated Videos
The original TV series included seriously trippy animated Jem and the Holograms music videos, which have been immortalized through the miracle of the internet. For a fun experiment, post the above video every time one of your Facebook friends gets engaged. People will eventually start to unfriend you, and then you won't have to hear any more of their wedding updates. Thanks, Jem!
Once you've quenched your thirst for the '80s with the above musical treats, head to theaters and check out the 2015 makeover of Jem and the Holograms. Just please don't use the film as inspiration to wear full-out pink and throw glitter all over your body. Some trends are better left in other decades.