Some of the most talented singers have built their careers around sex appeal. Innuendo coupled with outstanding vocal work often creates a successful musical equation. What better way is there to get into a flirty mood than to watch some of the hottest music videos?
Not only are the lyrics geared to get your imagination going, but the videos also have fun visuals to match. So, stay tuned to our list of the sexiest music videos of all time to see if your favorites made the list.
1. Doin’ It – LL Cool J
When it comes to sexy music videos, this one takes the cake. The act is implied right there in the name. Throughout the song, LL Cool J is trying to convince this woman to agree to a little alone time. There’s even a verse where he’s telling her boyfriend he’s got a thing or two to learn.
2. Pony – Ginuwine
As soon as the beat drops, fans who know stop in their tracks. So, as you can imagine, the same thing happens when the video comes on. All of that ab work from a shirtless Ginuwine is the reason why YouTube was invented. There are no rewatch limits.
3. Red Light Special – TLC
After this song debuted on MTV in the mid-90s, the sales of silk pajamas probably skyrocketed. Each member of TLC takes their turn singing about an all-night fun fest in their favorite nightwear. From bold colors to sultry black and white, “Red Light Special” earned its status as one of the sexy music videos to not miss.
4. Yeah! – Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
Usher has a girlfriend, but while he’s out at the club, there’s a woman who can’t keep her hands to herself. Being a typical man, he just accepts what’s happening and goes along for the ride. Once again, we get a sweet taste of some signature sexy dance moves.
5. You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton
This is peak Toni Braxton. She not only looks amazing, but the songstress gets right to the point in the first line. Immediately, you know exactly where things are going. While she’s on a platform singing in a tight bodysuit, another scene shows a group of friends rating the hotness of different men showing up.
6. Peaches And Cream – 112
Essentially, the phrase “peaches and cream” is a nice way of referring to the down-and-dirty act. In the video, you get to see the guys from 112 giving us those smooth moves we crave as viewers. We also get some quite sensual moments on a silky bed. A lot to think about.
7. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera featuring Redman
Given the title, it’s not immediately obvious that this is a sexy video. It is definitely a dirty one, though. Christina Aguilera does what most teen pop stars do to show they’ve grown up: make a song about sex. Watching her in a boxing match wearing little more than a bikini is enough to detract from the fact she looks like she needs to shower.
8. Give It To You – Jordan Knight
The way this song starts, it sounds like a day at the carnival. That vibe extends to the video where that is exactly what’s going on. What makes this video particularly sexy though, aside from the lyrics, is the faces and body movements Jordan Knight makes. It’s also nice that the cashier, in the beginning, gets the sexy guy in the end.
9. What’s Your Fantasy – Ludacris featuring Shawnna
Ludacris takes us on a tour around a plethora of fantasies. Between the dancing, previews, and inappropriate eating, this video shows up. If you were needing inspiration, he gives you a year’s worth of stuff to try out.
10. Whatever You Like – T.I.
T.I. looks you dead in the eye and says what every girl hopes to hear, “You could have whatever you like.” That one line alone makes this one of the hottest music videos to hit the TV. What can be sexier than having a whole night focused on you? Yes, please!
11. WAP – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
As controversial as it might have been when the song came out, the video really represented the feel of the song in an artistic way. From twerking to shaking and the intertwining of body parts, there is no secret to what is being conveyed here. The guest appearance of Kylie Jenner in a revealing outfit just adds to the allure.
12. Partition – Beyoncé
It might be hard to decide what’s the sexiest part of this video, Beyoncé wearing a negligee at the breakfast table or her silhouette as she works a chair. Honestly, every shot of the singer in this video is meant to entice. She is perfect, as usual.
13. Justify My Love – Madonna
A breathy Madonna gives a very realistic representation of what it would be like to be intimate with her. This first-hand look at the superstar behind closed doors keeps you watching. Always wondering what’s coming next is enough to keep anyone entertained.
14. Dark Horse – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
This is especially sexy for history lovers. Katy Perry gives us a cotton candy version of ancient Egypt. There are hot dance moves, partial nudity, and pole dancing; a combination of hot that seems to work.
15. When The Lights Go Out – Five
In the mid to late 90s, the right choreographed moves meant 100% sex appeal. In this video, you have the members of Five giving their best at hip thrusting and arm jerks. This was their way of attracting the hot girls at the bowling alley. It worked, that’s what matters.
16. Baby Boy – Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
Beyoncé in a skimpy outfit writhing around on a bed or against a wall. That’s the most necessary aspect of the video.
17. So Anxious – Ginuwine
The record execs knew just how to draw in the listeners with this video. The tease of Ginuwine’s abs keeps you hanging on until the end when you actually don’t end up seeing them. You do get a lot of other compromising positions though, so it breaks even.
18. Good For You – Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky
Selena Gomez is getting a bit intimate with us. Much of the video is spent with her in only a seemingly at least damp white T-shirt. Other scenes have her showering and writhing around. Then A$AP Rocky adds his moves to the mix.
19. I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men
The voices of these men have a beautiful range, that alone is enough to get you feeling some type of way. The song itself details all the fun planned for a whole night with the one you love. Scenes in the video take you through these plans.
20. Queen of the Night – Whitney Houston
Direct from The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston, “Queen Of The Night” centered around the same performance in the movie. She wears a pearl and metal bodice during her live performance in between scenes from the movie.
21. Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
Starting out with Jason Derulo lying under a very thin sheet and nothing else, the stage has been set. The remainder of the video is a mix of both him performing and dancing with a lady friend in a very physical way.
22. Hot Boyz – Missy Elliot
Great outfits help hit home the message of this video. Basically, Missy Elliot is ready to advance this relationship. The next level of dancing amongst an endless array of fog makes the participants mysterious. It’s very much a female-oriented shot.
23. I’m a Slave 4 U – Britney Spears
Britney Spears goes from being a teenager doing pop to a dip into the sultry with this song. Known for her barely-there outfits, she is sweaty before breaking a move. From swinging her body around in the sunset to grinding up on the guys in attendance, this is a statement.
24. Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, And Pink
To promote the movie Moulin Rouge, four of the biggest recording artists of the day were pulled together to make “Lady Marmalade.” Each of the ladies was dressed to host their own evening at the Moulin Rouge with the moves to go along with it.
25. PILLOWTALK – Zayn
The song is already like looking through a peephole of the former One Direction member’s mind. What makes this video so alluring, though, is the fact that he filmed it with his then-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. We’re not watching an act, we’re witnessing authenticity.
26. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
There is a whole film genre dedicated to the types of things we see in this half-bizarre, half-artistic video. For a certain demographic, this is quite tantalizing.
27. I Drove All Night – Céline Dion
Because who wouldn’t want their loved one to want them so much that they’d be willing to drive all night? The shots in this video are all about the reason why someone would make a drive like that. Let’s just say, this feeling was burning them up in more ways than one.
28. Back That Thang Up – Juvenile featuring Lil Wayne And Mannie Fresh
If you’re all about the backside, this is the song for you. This video is a mix of being at a Juvenile concert and women showing off their rear ends. Sometimes, water is included.
29. Love in This Club – Usher featuring Young Jeezy
“I do it for the ladies.” We know, Usher. We know.
30. Thong Song – Sisqó
This has been the most requested song of SisQó’s career. Thongs have overtaken his life so much that he no longer performs the song. That’s okay because the video will live on forever. The ladies may be showing off their best bikinis, but SisQó is also part of the action, showing off his toned abs.
31. Bump, Bump, Bump – B2K And P. Diddy
B2K promotes those smooth voices that just lead to sex appeal. Of course, a group of guys singing about women has to include the women going bump, bump, bump. It’s a fun watch even with P. Diddy’s athletic gear.
32. React – The Pussycat Dolls
These are already some very attractive women. So, the director just decided to put them in unique yet matching outfits, dancing in a number of situations. One of which is in the pouring rain, another surrounded by fire.
33. Be My Lover – La Bouche
If you’re into something more on the rough side, this is a good place to start. La Bouche is dressed in leather and walking up to a guy that has been tied up. This guy is also hanging upside down. Of course, that prompts dancing.
34. Señorita – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
This is another example of something that’s extra special because it’s real. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello had a real lust for one another, which played out in a relationship. The vocals were a great mix as were the singers.
35. Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
There’s nothing fancy to this video. Just Robert Palmer singing with his band, which is made up of women in black dresses of varying lengths. Something about their unwavering gazes makes you unable to look away.
36. Need You Tonight – INXS
The style and fashion are obviously dated, but that shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the sexy video status. We have the number one thing that all men believe gets to women, an open jacket with no shirt underneath.
37. Into You – Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is having a scandalous rendezvous with a young man out in the desert and at a motel. This is quite the evening. It’s a mix of excitement and sexual tension. Why not add a hot motorcycle ride, too?
38. How Do You Want It – 2Pac Featuring K-Ci And JoJo
This video caters a little bit to everyone. On one hand, you have 2Pac singing bare-chested about physical intimacy with a lady friend. On the other hand, there are ladies giving it their all during the concert.
39. Laffy Taffy – D4L
You don’t often see the artist by himself in front of a line of women shaking it but that’s where we’re at here. Oh, let’s not forget the pillow fights!
40. Hey Lover – LL Cool J featuring Boyz II Men
The slick rhymes of LL Cool J mixed with the harmony of Boyz II Men take the listener on a wild ride of emotions. The video centers around the day when he gets to see the lady of his affection. By the end, they are entangled.
41. 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls
With the world going a million miles a minute in the background, the ladies sing this song about the special night when a couple comes together intimately. In between moments of being touched by words, we see tight embraces.
42. Between Me & You – Ja Rule featuring Christina Milian
Because women in bikinis are always hot, whether it’s on the beach or at the pool where only Ja Rule gets to enjoy the hot tub. There are also scenes in the bedroom. One way or another, there’s something to see here.
43. I Wanna Know – Joe
Joe wants to be everything to the lady who has caught his eye. So, he does something that almost no man does. He asks her. The video is spent with him trying to find the sentiment in everything, sometimes in the rain.
44. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
Cher is one shade from naked and surrounded by an entire ship of men in their naval uniforms. As they always say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. She always has and always will have it. If this scene wasn’t someone’s fantasy before, it surely is now.
45. Freedom! ’90 – George Michael
Funny enough, George Michael doesn’t contribute to the sexiness of this video as much as you’d like to think. What had people talking when “Freedom! ’90” came out was the slew of supermodels lip-syncing to his song.
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