11. “I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears (2001)
Choosing the sexiest Britney Spears video is undeniably tough (“Womanizer” almost made it), but the clip for this Pharrell Williams tune might have to top our list. It showcased her graduation from Disney teen to Mature Diva (she turned 20 a few months after the video came out) and ruffed a lot of feathers. She’d been seductive before, but purring “Kitty kitty,” while dancing in a non-shirt to the hypnotic beat that, yes, she’s a slave 4? No contest. In case it wasn’t hot enough for you, the video appears to take place in a world that is on fire.
10. “Me So Horny” by 2 Live Crew (1989)
The Crew got into some seriously hot water just for the lyrical nature of their song. A Florida prosecutor had them tried for obscenity, and merchants who were caught selling their record were arrested. So this video featuring G-string wearing dancers really just added fuel to the flames. Luckily the obscene ruling was reversed on appeal, but the song still had to undergo some lyrical changes (and the dancers had to put on bike shorts) before it could be shown on MTV.