19. “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran (1981)
The title is pretty suggestive, and the video delivers. Filmed just before MTV revolutionized the industry by playing videos in regular rotation, the New Wave group made the clip to be shown at discotheques and on Playboy-esque pay-per-view channels. However, the video caused an uproar in the mainstream media, getting banned by the BBC. MTV only agreed to play a heavily edited version, limiting the scantily clad pillow fights, sumo-wrestling, mud-wrestling, nudity and other debauchery. However the full shoot was later made available on VHS, and earned a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
18. “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” by The White Stripes (2003)
There was absolutely nothing controversial about the White Stripes’ cover of this Burt Bacharach classic until Sofia Coppola decided to make the music video center completely around supermodel Kate Moss doing a pole dance. VH1′s very own Pop Up Video has all sorts of priceless details for this sultry shoot.