13. “Sad Eyes” by Enrique Iglesias (2000)
Director Dave LaChapelle chose a unique scenario for Enrique’s cover of the Bruce Springsteen song: A man in his hotel room fantasizing about a woman he sees in a phone-sex commercial. Did we say “unique”? We meant “the most painfully realistic sex scenario on this list”. But music execs decided that it didn’t exactly portray their hunk in the best light, and the vid was shelved. Even when LaChapelle uploaded his work to his personal website in 2009, the record company insisted that he remove it. But as we all know, nothing can ever be truly removed from the internet…so we tracked it down.
12. “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi (2003)
Although there actually are Playboy versions of this iconic video floating around the internet, we highly doubt Benny had anything to do with them. The actual clip merges a Victoria’s Secret catalog with a Home Depot flyer, with vivid results. Many saw the video as offensive and sexist upon first release, and some networks would only play a different, animated version.