The 35 Sexiest Music Videos Of All Time

Once upon a time, when an artist released a new album or single, you could expect a correlating music video to premiere on MTV shortly after. Arguments about the demise of the music video, and why MTV doesn't play them anymore aside — dance numbers like Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and big productions like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" brought the stories artists were telling to life.

One thing that's remained when it comes to a successful music video is just how fast it makes your jaw drop, after all: Sex sells. Some of the most memorable music videos are filled with hot scantily clad bods, rumpled sheets, and seductive dance moves. Veterans like Madonna held the torch before passing it on to fellow pop stars like Beyoncé and Rihanna. In fact, the latter could carry this list alone.
Just think about Rihanna's videos; even the darkest ones are sexy. Whether she's paired with Justin Timberlake, Drake, Ne-Yo, or Coldplay's Chris Martin, she knows how to catch your eye.

Forget about the misogynistic dance moves, at least for three minutes. Equal parts tasteful and tantalizing, consider this list all you need to visually set the mood. As if it wasn't hot enough already.

Honorable Mentions:
"Doin' It" by LL Cool J
"Freak Like Me"
Adina Howard
"Stacy's Mom"
by Fountains of Wayne
"Lapdance" by N*E*R*D
"Girls Girls Girls" by Motley Crue
"Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi
"Miserable" by Lit

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35. "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" by Billy Currington (2009)

Ironically, country music — known for encompassing some of the best songwriting and sweetest lyrics — doesn't come with a lot of sexy music videos. This Billy Currington number is the hottest it's going to get, although Faith Hill's "Breathe" and Shania Twain's "You're Still The One" could tie for second place.
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34. "Your Body Is A Wonderland" by John Mayer (2004)

Before Mayer made infamous comments about what types of girls his special friend liked, he was busy being adorable in bed with this lady. If only that version of the wildly talented guitarist and singer-songwriter still existed.
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33. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake (1982)

This '80s hit isn't just a popular karaoke song. It also has one of the hottest rock music videos ever, with Tawny Kitaen prancing around in sexy white lingerie. Cutest part? Kitean later became the wife of lead singer David Coverdale whose car she was galavanting around.
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32. "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael (1987)

In the '80s artists got straight to the point; there was no need for subliminal messages. Case in point: George Michael.
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31. "Reach Out" by Hilary Duff (2007)

Before motherhood, Tinder, and "Sparks," Duff was living on the edge, channeling her inner Madonna.
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30. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Jessica Simpson (2002)

Similarly, before Simpson was debating the factuality of "Chicken of the Sea" and designing a shoe line, she was rockin' daisy dukes and cowboy boots. This video also proved Simpson has a mean right hook.
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29. "Burnin' Up" by Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz (2014)

Not too long ago, Jessie J was beautifully belting from her bedroom floor, and now, we get to see some killer dance moves along with those pipes.
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28. "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj (2014)

Not many people can make a brand new hit out of Sir Mix A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," but clearly Nicki Minaj is not like most people.
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27. "Sad Eyes" by Enrique Iglesias (2000)

Initially this racy video was banned from MTV. It's hard to imagine when you think about what's out there currently.
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26. "Alejandro" by Lady Gaga (2010)

Lady Gaga was making us drool over BDSM scenes way before Fifty Shades of Grey.
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25. "Whatever U Like" by Nicole Scherzinger ft. T.I. (2007)

The Pussycat Dolls lead singer turned solo-artist might do whatever you like, but expect her to be a total bad ass while doing it, and everything else for that matter.
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24. "La Tortura" by Shakira ft. Alejandro Sanz (2009)

Forget "She Wolf" and "Hips Don't Lie," well maybe not because her incredible dance moves are visible in those videos too. However, they still have yet to top what we see here. Vegetable chopping has never looked so hot and heavy.
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23. "Indestructible" by Robyn (2010)

Warning: You just might get destructive, or at least have your feathers ruffled, if you watch this at work.
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22. "Cant Remember to Forget You" by Shakira ft. Rihanna (2014)

Now, for this unforgettable lady duo. Let's all take a deep breath.
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21. "Booty" by Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea (2014)

Just when you thought the latter couldn't be topped, J.Lo and Iggy Azalea take duos to another level baring their booties. Is it hot in here?
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20. "Beautiful Liar" by Beyoncé & Shakira (2007)

But we shouldn't, and will never forget who started it all: Beyoncé and Shakira. These hip-shaking goddesses are simply incomparable.
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19. "My All" by Mariah Carey (1998)

After watching this, it will be difficult to admit that Carey's high notes aren't the only things that give you goosebumps.
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18. "Creep" by TLC (1994)

When baggie ensembles and fancy eyewear were cool, TLC redefined sexy in the '90s with these silk pajamas. Combined with those dance moves, it's hard to look away.
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17. "Any Time, Any Place" by Janet Jackson (1993)

Decades before Ms. Jackson hit us with the long-awaited and super sultry, "No Sleep", she released this hit. The visuals combined with the lyrics are the signature, sultry Janet we adore.
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16. "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" by The White Stripes (2010)

Here's where we find the simplicity in sexy. Directed by Sofia Coppola and featuring Kate Moss, this black and white number is perfect.
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15. "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz (2004)

Things get cheesy, yet remain pretty hot in this electronic '80s-themed number.
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14. "Lazy Love" by Ne-Yo (2012)

R&B tunes have a knack for being seductive, and this Ne-Yo track follows suit. If only there was a music video for "Say It."
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13. "Trading Places" by Usher (2008)

It's safe to say that Ne-Yo learned from Usher, the master or steamy songs. Just think about his early hit "Nice & Slow". Fast forward several years and we have this tingling number.
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12. "All the Things She Said" by t.A.T.u (2002)

Getting stuck in the rain has never looked so good.
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11. "Te Amo" by Rihanna (2010)

From "S&M" to "Rehab", Riri knows exactly what she's doing. Please don't stop.
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10. "Partition" by Beyoncé (2014)

Beyoncé also knows the magnitude of her effect. Whether dancing nearly nude alongside her hubby in "Drunk In Love;" or Sean Paul in "Baby Boy", or simply staring into the camera in "1 + 1" , she gets it, every time.


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9. "Tunnel Vision" by Justin Timberlake (2013)

When it comes to the fellas, JT has a solid amount of captivating music videos under his belt, but he set the bar a little higher with this one. Thank goodness, because "Blurred Lines" had us down in the dumps for quite a while.
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8. "Gorilla" by Bruno Mars (2012)

The song alone will have you unbuttoning your clothes. Paired with the video, well, good luck.
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7. "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" by D'Angelo (2000)

D'Angelo might have just made a comeback with Black Messiah after 10 years, but no matter how long he disappears for — we hope it won't be for as long again — we'll always remember this video.
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6. "Ride" by Ciara ft. Ludacris (2010)

Ciara holds a prized spot on this list for several reasons. The main two being that her dance skills are flawless. She shows that women can be strong and sexy in a refreshing way.
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5. "I'm A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears (2001)

We know you've been waiting for it. Britney Spears showed just how far she had come from the Mickey Mouse club in this particularly arousing production.
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4. "Earned It" by The Weeknd (2015)

We could've repeatedly watched this video for two hours instead of Fifty Shades Of Grey — the soundtrack this sexy tune belongs to. The Weeknd kind of does that to you, especially when he teams up with Ariana Grande.
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3. "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera (2002)

Remember X-Tina? How could you ever forget? This juicy number is the reason for the “X” in the singer’s former nickname.
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2. "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak (1989)

There are no words. Except that if you love this number, then check out James Vincent McMorrow's cover — shout out to all of the Gossip Girl super fans. Unfortunately, he didn't recreate this video to accompany his rendition.
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1. "Justify My Love" by Madonna (1990)

Let's all bow down to the queen of pop, who's been breaking barriers since the '90s. Many years ago, this video was banned from MTV. Thank goodness that's over. Enjoy.
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