Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous

by Intern Stephanie G

As a child of the 80’s, it was common for my friends and I to debate on who was cooler: Jem and the Holograms or Barbie and the Rockers. While it becomes a close tie when faced with the glittery makeup and neon clothing, the sugary sweet pop-rock tunes, and the explosive hairstyles, I’m thinking Jem may have outdone Barbie on one important factor: her voice. Jem’s character was made up of not one, but two rocking ladies. Samantha Newark provided her speaking voice, and the ultra-cool Britta Phillips lent her golden pipes as Jem’s singing voice. You probably recognize Britta from her days playing bass in the indie-pop group Luna, and if you haven’t already, check out her latest project with husband (and former Luna bandmate) Dean Wareham called Dean and Britta. Sorry Barbie, but I think Jem just threw the smack down on the cool points.

Bust out your leg warmers and let your inner-80’s-self rock out to the Jem video below!

[video: 425×344]

Photo courtesy of dlisted

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.