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.