10th: The White Stripes – “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself”
The song originally belongs to Tommy Hunt but The White Stripes decided to make a cover on “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” in 2003 adding a bit of blues and alt rock hints do the pop song. And it’s nothing that sexier about the lyrics as it is about the video.
Director Sofia Coppola had the perfect idea of a videoclip when supermodel Kate Moss was added to the scene doing one of the best pole-dances on-screen. Her flaunting moves mesmerizes the eye and keeps you glued to the screen.
The single is from the album “Elephant” for which the band received a Grammy. The video was shot in black and white as he opening scene is with the British beauty sensually moving along a box just to get us into the scene.
Kate’s sexiness isn’t one to argue with, definitely delivering a hot yet classy performance of a confident pole-dancer. Her perfect body that keeps bending over is one to linger after. She effortlessly moves to the dance pole and with a clear stare at the camera she starts riding the pole like she’s born for it.
Although you might have taught Jack White would come with this dirty idea of a video, it was director Sofia instead, who simply said why not let Kate Moss do a pole dance? Sofia usually works that way. Whatever she would like to see, she puts her efforts in achieving it. “I try to imagine what I would like to see.”
Her only problem was not to create a video that would be too sexy, being self-conscious at the beginning about the shoot. The decision of making the video black and white was in the idea of not showing that much of the pole-dancing and of Kate’s luscious moves. “We want it to be a little Fosse, but I also want it to have that weird Factory feel.” The role soothed Kate amazing in the end, after all you couldn’t get any other result with the supermodel being the face of the “heroin chic” trend from the 90’.
This isn’t the only raunchy video Sofia has directed, given a famous scene from Peaches, “Fuck the Pain Away”. This is one of the humorous moments in “Lost in Translation” and then again the moment from “Somewhere” with the two dancers makes it one of the saddest.
The music video delivers a sexy but also a lonely state and Kate is filmed with an evident adoration while she so well controls the camera and the lightning. It doesn’t come as a shock, given the fact that Kate isn’t such a famous supermodel for no reason.
The attention she demands when the camera is on her is the same when she walks at runways. And just like that she does in the “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” video, even though it’s shot in such a dark tone. It’s just Kate and the pole, dancing for no audience whatsoever and these two things are the reason why the video is both erotic and empty. Simple yet sexy.
9th: Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back”
Although the video isn’t as smoking hot as others, the lyrics and the bum shaped décor says it all. Sir Mix-A-Lot taught he should set the record straight in the 90’ with his song saying that men prefer women with big butts. And that a healthy but is a big butt. He created a hit with what was intended a funny yet sexy video, but was overall received as a controversial statement that got banned for a while but as soon as the public showed interest in it, it was aired on TV.
Banned from MTV
Of course not everyone agreed, starting with MTV who banned the video because it was a bit too controversial at that moment. Sure, today we have Nicki Minaj remake of “Baby Got Back”, “Anaconda” who faced different times and was received very differently.
It was no surprise that MTV would ban a guy who sings while on a giant ass but this actually helped the single become an even more wanted one and after reaching a level of a legend song, MTV suddenly change their minds and allow it to the public.
Idea of the song
The song came out as an ode to women with curves and not so much as a political statement as it was perceived in 1992, when the song was released. Sir Mix-A-Lot had enough with the “ideal” prototype of women that Cosmo promoted. A white, skinny, tall girl with no curves whatsoever.
The idea of the song was making African-American girls feel good about their natural forms and stop hiding themselves in large sweaters and no longer feel ashamed of their bodies. But people misunderstood the idea of the song and felt threatened.
If you come to think about it, 20 years before “Baby Got Back” was released, you wouldn’t spot an African-American woman that wasn’t over 300 pounds and cleaning someone’s house. But the artist wanted to endorse all types of bodies. Given now when big butts are not only accepted but actually wanted by all types of men and women, you could say things changed a lot since 1992.
It’s possible that Sir Mix-A-Lot might have been a factor to the all-time battle between body shapes and to today’s community of big asses. Nicki took it to the next level but she did released her song in 2014, when the population of ass-lovers was already growing.
But it’s not like Sir Mix-A-Lot didn’t appreciate the remake, saying that it’s a beautiful thing: “But this is a new era. And Nicki’s in charge. How they gonna say ‘no’ to a woman talking about some asses? Beautiful. If I could’ve just been on the set that would have been cool with me.”
Sir Mix-A-Lot has a few thoughts in attempting to come back and make more music but in the meantime he doesn’t want to feel desperate. We only hope to hear more from this controversial artist and see what he has next planned for us. Especially now that big booty is now the hottest thing he might definitely have some great hits to release.
8th: Cristina Aguilera – “Dirrty”
Cristina Aguilera wanted to get rid of her “sweetgirl” image and by all means she made it with her video and with the collaboration of rapper Redman.
Similar to her former colleague from the “Mickey Mouse Club”, Britney Spears, Christina, or Xtina as the pop star would go in 2002, presented herself as no-longer the innocent girl. Although, she decided to make the move a year after Britney released “I’m a Slave For You”, she sure did shocked a lot of her fans with her apparel and dance moves in “Dirty”.
“Stripped” was her 4th album and the launch of her inner “dirty” side. Her look was different too, showing up with tattoos and piercings and who doesn’t remember her ombre blond and brunette hair?
She wanted a transition from the old Christina and she made it loud and hot to the public.
The video received mixed reviews, David LaChapelle calling it a “post-apocalyptic orgy” but the bad critics didn’t count for anything when the music video was declared the sexiest music video ever made by MTV and was an international hit also being nominated for “Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” in 2003. It was forbidden in Thailand for its explicit sexual content and for several sexual fetish content.
“The Voice” judge showed no mercy to her former self when she mud wrestled, reveal clothes and suggestively danced with her dancers in the video. She even invented a dance-move that she will be forever associated with, named “the slutdrop”.
You can guess which one is but we will spare you. You know when she is dancing with two dancers behind her, after the ladder is released for her boxing opponent, when she says “I like that”. The move was so influential it appeared in many other celebrities’ videos like Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and The Pussycat Dolls.
“ The sexiest music video ever made ”
If you are wondering why was the video called “Dirrty” and not simply “Dirty”, it’s because Christina wanted misspelled in order to be personalized, as a reflection to the video itself. Redman’s contribution was he’s song “Let’s Get Dirty (I Can’t Get In The Club)” as an inspiration to her song which ended with the rapper’s featuring.
However, the entire video is filled with hot scenes, not to mention the suggestive scenery of a underground set where illegal things happen and Christina is in the middle of it all…and in the middle of all the guys.
All in all we can’t deny that the video is outrageously hot with Christina grinding in leather outfits or really short skirts. It was named the sexiest music video by FHM, TRL, The Sun and VH1. If you want a trip back to 2002, click on the video above and enjoy Christina dirtiness.
7th: Eric Prydz – “Call On Me”
Dance music had its inspiration from a genre you probably wouldn’t expect. Ten years ago, old rock tunes were the guide of Swedish DJ Eric Prydz, giving the almost forgotten song a new face. And what a face… Eric Prydz was the first to adopt the technique, taking the single from Steve Winwood, “Valerie” and turning into an international hit.
The video was also inspired from elsewhere. It seems that “Call On Me” was the reproduced scene from movie “Perfect” where actress Jamie Lee Curtis was the instructor and John Travolta was the “lost” guy that came along and exercised along beautiful women. If you watch the movie you should recognize some of the iconic moves.
Several hot looking ladies and an instructor to top, working hard on some juicy dance moves that makes sweat drip all over their bodies? Yes please. And one lucky guy gets to stand in the middle of the all, working alongside the ladies on some crazy moves. The song is energetic, fun and catchy.
No wonder it was such a hit in the clubs for a couple of years and no wonder Steve taught a hit was born when he heard the new release of his song. The only lyrics of the song are “Call on me” and “I’m the same boy I used to be” that Eric taught of taking from the original song in order to increase the thumping effect.
Although the hit single stayed No.1 in the music charts for a while, it had some competition but that didn’t stop Eric from selling 520,000 copies only in the UK.
Girls Aloud wanted to compete as well but didn’t stand a chance with their single “Love Machine”, being outsold by two to one. Seriously now, nobody stood a chance in front of a couple of beautiful women wearing spandex. You could say that “Call On Me” sort of set the genre of producing sexy videos with beautiful models.
Heart pumping scenes
The whole video consists in hot sessions of pelvic exercises and booties up in the air. Sure, the camera do flatters the video when it’s taking close shots of boobs, bums and the only crotch there is. As the guy is stunned by what is surrounding him, he doesn’t take his eyes off the instructor who is wearing a thong and who shown no shyness when she lunges and bends over. With a body like that, who would?
As if the exercises weren’t sexy enough, it features also a scene where all the girls are taking a break. You know, laying down and lusciously moving wiping their wet bodies with a towel…in slow motion. In the end it seems that the instructor fancies the guy too and get close at the end of the session.
The single became a hit and crowned many record charts. Eric Prydz is also known for hit singles like “Proper Education” and “Pjanoo” but no other video was this influential than “Call On Me”. Eric outdone himself when he decided to feature a bunch of hot women doing aerobics in a very sexually suggestive style. We can only thank him for some great dance sessions in the club and for the spectacular view of his video.