Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” is on everyone everyone’s lips these days. The ubiquitous tune is catchy as hell and features musical help from fellow super-talents T.I. and Pharrell Williams. As if that’s not enough to earn it some serious column inches, let’s not forget the controversially racy (and very NSFW) music video! The vid has raised some red flags with fans, and even got yanked off of YouTube for a spell. #Thicke and Co insist that the over the top clip was merely meant as a joke, but we’re pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank. A little controversy never hurt record sales, did it? Just read on to see 25 scandalously sexy music vids that were too hot to handle when they first dropped!
25. “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga (2010)
Pretty much any Mother Monster video could fit here. They’re all sexy, and all of them seem to have drawn criticism for one reason or another. But the pairing of Gaga’s sexiness with the religious iconography in her “Alejandro” clip earned the most heat to date, drawing fire from both the Catholic church and (even scarier) Madonna fans accusing her of ripping off the iconic “Like A Prayer” video by dovetailing blasphemy and sexy so seamlessly.
24. “Body Language” by Queen (1982)
Taking place in a sauna, the skin and sweat earned this video the distinction of being the first clip banned by the fledgling MTV station!