Top 10 Raciest Music Videos of All Time - watch!
And while Miley Cyrus might be getting her twerk on, getting her gear off and generally steaming every screen she can, raunchy videos are nothing new. We at MTV thought it therefore a good time to review some of the more risqué clips in the video library and share with you our ‘Top 10 Raciest Music Videos of All Time.’
Duran Duran - ‘Girls on Film’ (1981)
With ‘Girls on Film,’ Duran Duran set the standard for racy videos. Featuring scantily clad women pillow fighting and mud wrestling, the clip created much controversy upon release and was subsequently banned by the BBC. MTV ran an edited version of the video and to this day the original is still too hot for us to play in daylight hours.
Madonna – ‘Justify My Love’ (1990)
Many have tried but no one does racy quite like Madonna. From ‘Like a Virgin’ to the recent ‘Girl Gone Wild,’ we could have chosen any number of her videos. However, the explicit sexual imagery in ‘Justify My Love’ makes it stand out above the rest.
George Michael – ‘Outside’ (1998)
Never far from controversy, George Michael hit the headlines in 1998 when arrested for being ‘engaged in a lewd act‘, in a Beverly Hills public toilet. The incident inspired the satirical ‘Outside’. The video for the track features George dressed as a police officer and shows couples, gay and straight, kissing and having sex in public.
D’Angelo – ‘Untitled (How Does it Feel)’ (2000)
The video is comprised of a single head on shot of a naked D’Angelo who has clearly been hitting the gym. It could only be any racier if the camera panned down just a bit lower.
Benny Benassi – ‘Satisfaction’ (2002)
The lack of protective clothing in this clip is surely an OH&S issue. However, a group of sweaty girls in bikini’s operating heavy machinery does make for a memorably racy music video. If only all infomercials were this entertaining.
Eric Prydz – ‘Call On Me’ (2004)
Featuring a group of super hot dancers clad in 1980s style exercise outfits, this provocative and highly suggestive video helped make ‘Call on Me’ a world-wide hit. Unfortunately for those who like a morning work-out, ‘Aerobics Oz Style’ was never quite as much fun.
Christina Aguilera – ‘Not Myself Tonight’ (2010)
She started out as the girl next door with ‘Genie in a Bottle’ before getting ‘Dirrty’ with the release of ‘Stripped,’ but Christina expressed herself the most in the video for ‘Not Myself Tonight.’ Containing some direct references to Madonna, Aguilera has said that the video is a tribute to the Queen of Pop.
LMFAO - ‘Sexy and I Know It’ (2011)
In 2011, ‘Party Rock Anthem’ had the masses dancing but it was ‘Sexy and I Know It’ that had everyone smiling. And while the sight of Redfoo wiggling got tongues wagging, it also set the complaint line ringing.
Robin Thicke - ‘Blurred Lines’ (2013)
The hit single that put Robin Thicke back on the map! The tune itself was catchy enough but the band of semi-naked women parading around in the video certainly didn’t hurt.
Miley Cyrus - ‘Wrecking Ball’ (2013)
Once known as the daughter of the man with the world’s most famous mullet, Miley has well and truly made her mark. Like Britney and Christina before her, the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star shed her good girl image, as well as her clothes, and rode a giant ball into pop culture history.
— David Thomas