Kids, avert your eyes. We’ve got a hall of fame collection of racy music videos that’ll make Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” look like child’s play. You’ve been warned.
1. Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” (2014)
If you don’t think this is pure poetry in motion, you may want to listen to this.
2. Christina Aguilera, “Dirrty” (2002)
This video is so raunchy, Christina added an extra consonant into the title. It really hits the message home.
3. Nelly, “Hot in Herre” (2002)
This video is literally so hot, the dancers are sweating.
4. Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again” (1982)
Actress Tawny Kitaen writhing around in a white negligee on lead singer David Coverdale’s Jaguar XJ is the stuff of music video legend.
5. Chris Isaak, “Wicked Game” (1989, video in 1991)
Picture Helena Christensen frolicking on a beach topless. Now press play.
6. t.A.T.u., “All The Things She Said” (2003)
It’s not so much about all the things she said, but how she said them, y’know?
7. Duran Duran, “Girls On Film” (1981)
This little racy gem predates MTV. It was actually originally made to screen in nightclubs and on the Playboy Channel. If you want to watch the uncensored version, banned by BBC, be our guest.
8. Madonna, “Justify My Love” (1990)
After this video was blacklisted by multiple networks, including MTV, Madonna asked the age-old question: “Why is it that people are willing to go and watch a movie about someone getting blown to bits for no reason at all, and nobody wants to see two girls kissing and two men snuggling?”
9. Beyoncé, “Partition” (2013)
This is the moment in which you learn that stars are not just like us.
10. The White Stripes, “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” (2002)
Kate Moss, just relaxing.
11. Britney Spears, “I’m a Slave 4 U” (2001)
Britney when she was not a girl, and not yet a woman.
12. Mötley Crüe, “Girls, Girls, Girls” (1987)
Introducing the original Girls Gone Wild.
13. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (2013)
Someone explain the baby lamb…
14. D’Angelo, “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (2000)
This is the number one reason productivity in the workplace dropped in 2000.
15. Eric Prydz, “Call On Me” (2004)
The video that inspired a thousand parodies, and one really bad pickup line.