50 Sexiest Music Videos of All Time

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Written By Will Fenton

Founder of MidderMusic. From numerous bands to stints working in music shops, read more about me on the 'Here's My Story' page!

Explicit music videos have always been a part of many music genres, especially pop and R&B.

Some of them fit the song perfectly, and others look like they’re made for the sole purpose of becoming a topic of the conversation.

Either way, sexy music videos always seem to get some kind of reaction.

So for today’s article, we made a selection of the sexiest videos of all time.

From early erotic music videos to hottest videos of modern pop music, these are some of the most talked-about clips in music history.

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1. “Pony” by Ginuwine

Many would agree that Ginuwine’s “Pony” is the most iconic sexy music video in YouTube history.

Well, Ginuwine certainly knew what he was doing – his shirtless dancing brought him 166 million views (so far.)

Plus, the song experienced a resurgence in popularity after being featured in the 2012 film Magic Mike.

So when you add that scene with Channing Tatum to the mix, you’ll know why “Pony” is on the top of almost every hottest music video list. 

2. “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

And it all started with Chris Isaak and his “Wicked Game” music video.

Released in 1990, Chris Isaak’s video changed the definition of an erotic music video. 

The black and white video features supermodel Helena Christensen and Chris Isaak on the beach in Hawaii, and it captures the essence of the song brilliantly.

It’s sensual, nostalgic, and intimate, and that’s what allowed it to stay popular to this day.

3. “Red Light Special” by TLC 

TLC is responsible for several iconic R&B hits, including “No Scrubs.” 

But when it comes to sexiest music videos, the video for their “Red Light Special” is high on the list.

The song was released in 1994, on TLC’s life-changing album CrazySexyCool.

And it’s on our list for a reason – the atmosphere in the video reflects the song’s sensual and flirtatious vibe brilliantly.

4. “Kiss” by Prince 

Filmed in the 1980s, “Kiss” by Prince is also one of the early sexy pop music videos.

Prince definitely broke through boundaries – he made a bold, eye-popping music video that became iconic.

And the main reason this video made it to this list (and any other list) is Prince and his unmatched energy and dance moves. 

This is also proof that you don’t need an expensive production, sexy 

dancers, or special effects to make a thrilling music video; you just need a star like Prince.

5. “S&M” by Rihanna 

Rihanna is known for making sexy pop songs, and she doesn’t get more straightforward than in “S&M.”

It’s one of her biggest hits from the album Loud, and generally one of her most recognizable songs to date.

The song is catchy and exciting, so the video portrays its energy (and message) perfectly – it’s unpredictable, colorful, and quite sexual.

The video was banned in eleven countries due to its overtly sexual content.

6. “Partition” by Beyoncé

Beyoncé also has her share of sexy songs and videos. 

And just like Rihanna, she pays attention to every detail.

She is also a fantastic performer, and she showcases her dancing skills in the video for “Partition.”

The video was released in 2013, and it remains her hottest clip to date.

7. “Doin’ It” by LL Cool J

“Doin’ It” by LL Cool J is widely regarded as one of the sexiest music videos of all time.

Of course, whether you agree with this or not depends on what you mean by ‘sexy.’

LL Cool J was very straightforward when it comes to expressing his desires in music, and this music video is no different.

That being said, some people love it and others think it’s corny – and that’s perfectly fine.

8. “I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears 

“I’m A Slave 4 U” is another music video that doesn’t care about being classy.

It’s hot and sweaty, but Britney Spears and her backing dancers perform everything effortlessly.

Also, it’s a very catchy and captivating song – it’s one of Britney Spears’ biggest hits from the early 2000s.

She released “I’m A Slave 4 U” as a part of her third studio album Britney

9. “Yeah” by Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris 

“Yeah” is one of Usher’s best hits from the 2000s.

It’s impossible to keep still while listening to this song – probably because it takes us back to earlier club days.

Nevertheless, “Yeah” is familiar to younger generations too, and although the video looks like it could use an update, it’s still among the hottest music videos out there.

10. “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera 

And when it comes to dirtiest music videos… It doesn’t get more iconic than this.

Christina Aguilera released “Dirrty” in 2002, and that was definitely the hottest hit of the year.

This also changed Aguilera’s public image – after seeing the video full of sweaty dancing and mud wrestling, it was hard to see her purely as a ‘bubblegum pop singer.’

But with the success of “Dirrty”, she also showed the world that she is here to stay.

11. “You’re Makin’ Me High” by Toni Braxton

In a way, “You’re Makin’ Me High” is a typical 90s R&B song.

And it’s Toni Braxton’s classic, released at the peak of her career. 

Regarding the song’s music video, the story is pretty straightforward, and Braxton looks incredibly confident – she is queen of the scene here. 

12. “Papi Pacify” by FKA Twigs

And “Papi Pacify” is on another level.

Filmed in black and white, the video features only FKA Twigs and a guy.

The whole video is very static yet sensual and almost mesmerizing – and it fits the song perfectly.

So if you’re looking for ‘alternative’ and creative sexy music videos, FKA Twigs has plenty to offer.

13. “Give It To You” by Jordan Knight

On the other hand, Jordan Knight’s “Give It To You” is a cliche, but it works.

The video has that iconic boy band vibe, and the choreography is on point.

And, of course, Jordan Knight is a great dancer, and that’s why his song “Give It To You” often appears on the hottest music video lists.

14. “Whatever You Like” by T.I.

“Whatever You Like” can also be seen on almost every best sexual music videos list.

The song was a big hit when it came out in 2008, peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

It seems like T.I. found the right formula for a hip hop hit and an eye-popping music video.

15. “WAP” by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion 

Back in the 90s, it would be hard to imagine that a video like “WAP” would ever be megapopular.

But Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion decided to show their full power.

And although some people may find it raunchy and distasteful, others claim that it’s a way of showcasing female sexuality, dominance, and independence. 

Either way, “WAP” was one of the most talked-about videos when it came out.

16. “Justify My Love” by Madonna

Just like Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”, “Justify My Love” is a sensual, intriguing black and white video.

But Madonna took it one step further; this track is, after all, one of her most controversial songs.

And the music video was actually banned on MTV in the 90s, creating a media storm.

If the video was released today, it wouldn’t be banned, but it was obviously ‘too much’ for some people back then. 

17. “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Compared to the 90s, today’s modern pop videos look very different. 

“Dark Horse” was released almost a decade ago now, but it proves our point – it’s full of special effects and props.

But it somehow works – in the video, Katy Perry created a world of her own. 

And when you consider all the costumes and pole dancing, it’s fair to say it’s one of her sexiest videos.

18. “Baby Boy” by Beyoncé ft. Sean Paul

“Baby Boy” is one of Beyoncé’s early sexy music videos.

The video features Beyoncé and a couple of other dancers, a beach, and a lot of sensual dance moves.

And that’s all you need – after all, the song itself is flirtatious enough to set the mood.

19. “Good For You” by Selena Gomez ft. A$AP ROCKY

In her 2015 track “Good For You”, Selena Gomez showed the world (once again) that she is not a Disney star – she is a serious and talented music artist.

In the song and the video, Selena expresses the wish to feel good in her own body.

And she definitely looks confident here – the video is quite straightforward and sexy, but it doesn’t get too raunchy at any point. 

20. “So Anxious” by Ginuwine 

Released in 1999, “So Anxious’ showed that “Pony’ isn’t Gunuwine’s only smashing hit.

However, the video for “So Anxious” is sexy in another way – it’s more sensual and romantic than Ginuwine’s signature song.

Nevertheless, this video can often be spotted on best hot music video lists – and we can see why.

21. “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men

If you like R&B boy bands and their music videos, this one’s for you.

“I’ll Make Love To You” is slow-paced and soulful, and the video revolves around planning a romantic evening with someone you love. 

After all, Boyz II Men are known for making emotional ballads, and “I’ll Make Love To You” doesn’t lack emotion either. 

22. “Queen Of The Night” by Whitney Houston 

Just like the song’s title suggests, Whitney Houston is the queen of the night in this music video.

“Queen Of The Night” is a fun and uplifting song, and it will make you dance right away.

And is there anything more sexy than feeling confident, care-free, and ready to hit the dance floor? 

23. “Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo

“Want To Want Me” was a huge hit when it came out – it was literally everywhere.

Even though the song is cheerful and catchy, the music video gets quite hot at one point.

At the end of the day, the message of the song is pretty clear, and Derulo keeps repeating it in the chorus.

Girl, you’re the one I want to want me…

24. “Hot Boyz” by Missy Elliott

The song’s title says it all – “Hot Boyz” is all about having fun and appreciating the beauty around you.

But Missy Elliott is in the spotlight in this video, as well as other female dancers.

The whole video has a cool, relaxed vibe, and it’s full of iconic hip hop dance moves.

And it’s such a great throwback.

25. “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, P!nk 

Well, when it comes to sexy music videos, it doesn’t get more iconic than “Lady Marmalade.”

It’s an evening at Moulin Rouge, with all the costumes and dance moves.

Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and P!nk did a fantastic job, and they portrayed the essence of the song brilliantly.

It was clear from the start that their rendition of a well-known classic will become iconic. 

26. “Pillowtalk” by Zayn

After becoming popular with One Direction, Zayn embarked on a solo career.

And “Pillowtalk” remains his signature song and one of his most successful solo hits.

The music video is very alluring, and it also feels quite natural; probably because Zayn filmed it with his then-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. 

27. “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher 

If you’re not sure why “If I Could Turn Back Time” is regarded as one of the hottest music videos of all time, just take a look at Cher’s outfit.

The music video was filmed on board the battleship USS Missouri, and it portrays Cher performing the song in front of a bunch of sailors.

“If I Could Turn Back Time” is Cher’s timeless hit song, and the music video is no less popular.

28. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails

“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails is often referred to as one of the sexiest rock songs.

And the music video is rather bizarre and almost disturbing – to most people, at least.

Either way, they probably got what they wanted – everybody talked about the “Closer” clip for a while.

29. “I Drove All Night” by Céline Dion

You probably didn’t expect to see Céline Dion on this list.

But there she is, with her rather provocative music video for “I Drove All Night.”

If you’ve already watched the video, you know why Céline decided to drive all night…

30. “In The Closet” by Michael Jackson 

“In The Closet” is hands down one of Michael Jackson’s most sexual music videos.

But it’s not too raunchy – after all, the King of Pop knew how to seduce his audience with his attitude and dance moves.

Moreover, the video features Naomi Campbell, and that’s one of the reasons it remains popular to this day.

31. “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” by En Vogue

If you’re looking for a smooth, feel-good song with a classy music video, look no further.

“Giving Him Something He Can Feel” by En Vogue is a timeless classic.

And these elegant red dresses they’re wearing are hard to forget. 

32. “React” by The Pussycat Dolls

The Pussycat Dolls have plenty of hot hits in their repertoire.

And with “React”, they came back with another catchy tune accompanied by their signature sexy choreography. 

They were once one of the most prominent R&B groups in the music industry, and after “React”, we thought they’re back for good.

However, it seems they won’t be working together again in the future – they even canceled their reunion tour. 

33. “Be My Lover” by La Bouche 

Well, the moment you hear “Be My Lover” by La Bouche, you’ll be transported to some other music era.

“Be My Lover” is hands down one of the most popular 90s songs.

After all, that music video is hard to forget – it’s hot and confusing at the same time. 

34. “Señorita” by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes 

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ duet was a big success.

“Señorita” is a very catchy song, and the music video accompanies it perfectly.

And the chemistry between Camila and Shawn is obvious – the two were allegedly dating at the time.

35. “Addicted To Love” by Robert Palmer 

Let’s go back to old school sexy music videos.

“Addicted To Love” is one of the most popular songs from the 80s, and it’s Robert Palmer’s signature song.

The song is upbeat and infectious, but the music video also had an important role in the song’s success.

The video features high fashion models, and it fits the song’s atmosphere perfectly. 

36. “Need You Tonight” by INXS

Speaking of catchy 80s songs… “Need You Tonight” is probably the best one.

INXS made a cool, flirtatious song, so the video had to be the same – and they managed to pull it off.

Even though it seems outdated now, it’s no less tantalizing.

37. “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls

We already mentioned PCD, but we can’t skip their signature song and probably the hottest video on Youtube.

“Buttons” came out in 2006, and the song still sounds amazing. 

The Pussycat Dolls really ruled the scene in the 2000s, and although they disbanded again this year, they left us plenty of great songs to listen to. 

38. “Rock DJ” by Robbie Williams 

“Rock DJ” is a tantalizing music video both for men and women – it features attractive women, and there is shirtless Robbie Williams.

The video won British Video of the Year at the 2001 Brit Awards.

And “Rock DJ” is generally a song that simply makes you feel good – it’s one of Robbie Williams’s all-time hits.

39. “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj 

Before Cardi B and “WAP”, there was “Anaconda” and Nicki Minaj.

“Anaconda” is often referred to as one of the most sexualised music videos, and at the time it was released, it certainly was.

The song was a big hit in 2014, and people still somehow didn’t forget about it.

40. “Into You” by Ariana Grande 

Ariana Grande’s “Into You” got four nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Female Video.

The video is aesthetically beautiful, and it’s quite memorable.

It portrays Ariana Grande and guest star Don Benjamin having a secret love affair.

41. “Confessions, Pt. II” by Usher 

“Confessions, Pt. II” is widely regarded as one of the sexiest music videos on YouTube.

Well, Usher’s chiseled abs are definitely a central part of the video.

And the rest is quite memorable too. Probably…

42. “Hey Lover” by LL J COOL ft. Boyz II Men 

“Hey Lover” is another song that often appears on hot video clips lists.

The song is a blend of LL J COOL and Boyz II Men’s style, and that’s why it’s so smooth and catchy.

And some scenes in the video are quite raunchy… Let’s just say there’s an ice cream involved.

43. “Escape” by Enrique Iglesias 

This list wouldn’t be complete without Enrique Iglesias.

The singer released many flirtatious songs over the course of his career.

But his 2002 hit definitely stands out – it features Iglesias and tennis-player Anna Kournikova as his love interest.

He later proposed to Kournikova in real life, which makes the video more memorable.

44. “Can’t Remember To Forget You” by Shakira ft. Rihanna 

Can a video featuring Rihanna and Shakira be anything else but tantalizing?

Their music video for “Can’t Remember To Forget You” received more than 17.1 million views during its first 24 hours of availability

It’s energetic and powerful, just like the song. 

All things considered, we hope this is not their last duet. 

45. “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran 

And Duran Duran’s “Girls On Film” is a timeless classic.

The 1981 music video portrays the life of a model – so it’s both exciting and grim.

And the controversy that ensued after the video came out helped Duran Duran stay in the public eye and on the top of the charts for quite a while.

46. “Criminal” by Fiona Apple

In short, “Criminal” is an unpredictable and artistic sexy music video. 

It’s definitely different from most of the videos on this list, and it was certainly a breath of fresh (and steamy) air when it came out. 

Consequently, the video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.

47. “Untitled (How Does it Feel)” by D’Angelo

And D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does it Feel)” offers something else – a slow-burn seduction.

Moreover, the song is regarded as one of the best R&B songs of all time.

That being said, it definitely deserves a spot on this list.

48. “Fade” by Kanye West

On the other hand, “Fade” goes straight to the point – the song is energetic, powerful, and infectious.

And the music video became a real hit, winning the MTV Best Choreography award.

The star of the video is Teyana Taylor with her interesting Flashdance-inspired workout routine. 

49. “Ride” by Ciara ft. Ludacris 

Another iconic music video that deserves to be mentioned is “Ride” by Ciara and Ludacris.

It’s very intimate and memorable, and Ciara definitely stole the show. 

However, some TV channels banned the video due to its sexual content.

50. “Express Yourself” by Madonna 

“Express Yourself” is one of Madonna’s greatest hits, and generally one of the most popular songs from the 1980s.

And the music video became iconic – it was directed by David Fincher and inspired by the Fritz Lang film Metropolis from 1927. 

Moreover, “Express Yourself” is ultimately a song about sexual freedom, and that’s why it’s the perfect ending to our list. 

Sexiest Music Videos of All Time – Final Thoughts

And that’s it for our list of the sexiest music videos of all time. 

Of course, whether you think something is sexy or not is very individual – therefore, we tried to include different songs and videos. 

But all of the videos we mentioned today are regarded as sexy by a lot of people, or they were considered controversial at certain points in music history.

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