It’s no surprise in this day and age that the sexiest music videos get the most attention. Gyrating hips, skimpy clothes and hot bodies have almost become the norm in pop music, with people competing to see who can create the most controversy. Here is part one of a list of just 20 of the hottest, sexiest music videos that have ever been made. Check back for part two of this list, coming soon.
Number Twenty: D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
The best thing about this video is the simplicity of it. It’s just D’Angelo in front of a black screen…completely naked. He’s baring his soul and his six-pack. While Panic! at the Disco tried to recreate it in 2015, it doesn’t come close to the sensual, sexy, sweatiness of D’Angelo’s.
Number Nineteen: One of the Sexiest and Most Controversial Music Videos: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Extremely popular when it came out in 2013, this controversial song and video were everywhere. The video features Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. surrounded by scantily-clad women strutting their stuff. If you look close enough at the censored version, you can still see scenes from the original where those girls were completely nude.
Number Eighteen: Shakira – She Wolf
Shakira’s hips have been speaking since she first stepped onto the scene in 2001. Most of her videos since then have been fairly sexy, after all, she dances in most of them. But in 2009, she really let her she-wolf out with the release of the video for “She Wolf.” The video features the singer writhing in a cage in a nude-colored one-piece.
Number Seventeen: Lit – Miserable
In its first 20 seconds, the video doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere, it’s just Lit performing in front of a blue screen. But at :23, you learn they are playing on top of Pamela Anderson’s butt. Anderson, wearing a white bikini and five-inch platform heels, alternately dances to the music and writhes around while the band walking across her. Then, spoiler alert, she eats them like grapes. It’s shot like a classic rock video too, adding to its sexy charm.
Number Sixteen: Duran Duran – Girls on Film
This video is every cliché male sex fantasy stereotype rolled into one. It features girls in nighties sitting on a candy striped metal bar with whipped cream all over it, a kiddie pool filled with water and scantily-clad women mud wrestling. The video was so raunchy that MTV had two different versions of it to play in the daytime and the nighttime.
Number Fifteen: Nelly – Hot in Herre
In 2002, it was very hard to get away from this song, which became a huge club anthem. It’s dance club video perfectly fits the song’s tone. The women are already wearing the latest 90s midriff-bearing shirts and bikini tops, but end up doing what the song says and “take off all their clothes.” Then the water comes down after the roof catches on fire and everyone is wet and slippery.
Number Fourteen: Shakira featuring Rihanna – Can’t Remember to Forget You
As I previously said, Shakira can be very raunchy when she starts belly dancing and gyrating her hips. But she also knows how to be provocative. In her team-up with Rihanna, the two ladies play into the male fantasy of girl-on-girl action as they perform a carefully coordinated writhing routine together on a bed. Check back soon for part two of this list of the top 20 sexiest videos ever made.