The 50 Sexiest Music Videos of the '00s
These are, what I believe, were the 50 sexiest music videos of the first decade of the 2000s. Unlike the other lists of "Sexiest" , "Hottest" or "Steamiest" music videos, the videos on my list are based on my own prerogative. I am not going to judge the videos based on how high the song ranked on the Billboard charts, how popular the artists were who sang in them, or how classic or iconic the videos became over the years. Instead I will be using my own memories of which videos turned me on more than any other. Benny Benassi's Satisfaction would probably make anyone else's list based on how popular the video became. But I didn't really find the girls in his video that sexy. Amusing for the first two minutes, yes. But nothing there that made me fantasize about them after the video was over. To be honest, I found hundreds of other music videos far more alluring. So these are the 50 videos that turned me on the most during the 00s. They will not be ranked, but instead listed in the order I had seen them on television. Narrowing the list down to 50 was bad enough. Attempting to rank them imposable. Some other ground rules: They must be the videos I had seen that decade. And I did not see every video. There was plenty of opportunity not to have the only channel that aired something, or have missed the video when it did air. A ten year old video I watched recently on YouTube, or got as an extra on a DVD, will not count. And since I only find females sexy, I will not be including videos for the ladies. If someone wants a list that includes Justin Timberlake or The Jonas Brothers, then they will have to come up with it themselves.
Faith Hill - The Way You Love Me ( Version #2 )
The second video for this song featured Faith in a vinyl catsuit. It was ever so brief, and she was wearing an annoying mask. But it was Faith Hill in a catsuit.
Hole - Be A Man
Courtney Love gets her dress completely soaked while walking through a football game being played in the rain. She even begins to make love to one of the players while lying in the mud...or did he tackle her? The quick editing of this video makes it hard to determine. But either way, she does seem to be enjoying it.
Britney Spears - Oops I Did It Again
Britney in a red latex catsuit. Finally, the catsuit was beginning to become a standard costume in music videos. Also worth mentioning was Britney, wearing a white leather top and skirt, rolling around in a bed.
LL Cool J - Imagine That
Perhaps the all time best performance by a video vixen. LL Cool J is a teacher to some teenage girls, and they are all digging him. One of them is called to his desk, and she seems very turned on by him. Like I said in the past articles, sometimes it is the performance. And any performance that makes a girl convincingly look turned on would make any guy watching it turned on.
Lil Kim - How Many Licks
What looks like the tightest latex monokini in the world is actually painted on. Just one thin layer of latex paint covering her naughty parts. For many broadcasters, painted on clothing was considered nude, and this video was banned or moved to the late late hours.
Spice Girls - Holler
Midway through this video, the Spice Girls are sitting around a virtual reality table that projects holograms of different men. Each one of the girls react as if the holograms are turning them on. As stated before, girls with the look of desire on their faces are very sexy. The nice thing about this video is the director was able to get all four members of the group to convincingly act randy.
Tamia - Stranger In My House
A lot of nice things go on in this video. From Tamia's apartment which is almost entirely a three foot wading pool for her to get wet in, to her ripped t-shirt outfit that just barely conceals her privates, to the way she strokes herself and pulls at her clothing while she is singing. By the end of this video you will be wishing you were the stranger in her house.
Jessica Simpson - Irresistible
Another video with a lot of nice stuff that adds up. And Jessica looked hot in leather.
Missy Elliot - One Minute Man
Special guest star Trina first appears in a sexy vinyl corset. But it was what they did with her later. Her and another vixen are both laying in adult sized cradles that rapper Ludacris is rocking. The stunned expression on her face tells us she is enjoying it. And then Ludacris puts a pan under her cradle to catch some sort of mysterious liquid dripping through the mattress???
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ( U.S. Version )
For some reason the Canadian video for this song was not good enough, so when this song was released in the United States, a second video was made. This one featured Nelly sitting on a log next to a mud bog, watching dancers splash around in it. When she reached the chorus of the song, she jumped right into the bog, completely drenching herself in mud and water.
Britney Spears - Slave 4 U
To date, Britney's sexiest performance in a music video, in this case dancing around to exhaustion in what looks like a hot steamy room.
Anastacia - One Day In Your Life
What happens when you are singing in a lounge chair at a neighborhood pool party? If you are the lovely Anastacia, the creepy next door neighbor sprays you down with his hose.
Liberty X - Just A Little
I can not stress how sexy latex clothing were. Not just form fitting but tighter than Spanx. And once buffered with silicone spray, they had the perfect gloss. Even latex outfits that were not tight were very sexy. In more recent years there have been singers that have gone through a latex period, where they were constantly seen wearing latex on stage. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more recently Hayley Williams of Paramore have graced us with latex fashion. But in the early 00s only adult movie stars seemed to favor the material. There was a good reason why so many female celebrities rejected it. Whenever you saw an interview with an actress who needed to wear a latex costume, or a model posing in latex for a calendar, or any other time a celebrity put on latex, they would always complain on how uncomfortable it was, and how long it took to squeeze their body into the outfit. It was harder to convince a singer to wear latex in a music video than something more comfortable like leather. It would take a while for them to realize how sexier and attention getting latex was than leather. Fortunately, the director of Liberty X 's video for Just A Little was able to convince the entire group to wear latex. Of course they had to; it was another heist themed video.
t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said
If there ever was a perfect sexy video, this came close. It starts with two beautiful young Russian girls. Both are wearing Catholic school girl outfits. So far so good. And it is raining, and the girls are locked out of their school or trapped behind a fence or something. But for whatever reason, they are just standing around in the rain as their schoolgirl outfits begin to get damp, then completely soaked to transparency. At this point you would think you are watching one of the sexiest music videos ever. There is no possible way it could get better, right? Wrong. Midway through the video the two girls grab each other and start kissing. And suddenly a Russian duo you cared nothing about became the greatest recording act on Earth.
Lesbianism was still a tabu topic in 2002. Some female celebrities boldly came out of the closet, and there had been a few television shows that dared to have lesbian characters. But lesbians kissing was still something that got censored, or at the least did not happen on a show without a viewer discretion warning, and never before 10pm. Having it on a music video was a huge risk. It was very likely that no network anywhere on the planet would air it. Fortunately for t.A.T.u., the timing was right. While many networks around the world banned their video, others decided the time was right to air it. Long before an English language version of the song was recorded, MTV eagerly aired the Russian version during their news segments. When an English language version of the song was recorded, the same video was used. Thanks to it's rapid editing, you could not tell that the video did not sync with the new English lyrics. Besides, the Russian video is what everyone wanted to see.
t.A.T.u. was Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, two girls discovered by promoter and producer ( and director of the video ) Ivan Shapovalov. The story was the girls were two lesbian lovers who after years of persecution turned to music. The song became a hit worldwide, and t.A.T.u. toured the planet promoting it. They performed the song on television shows in many countries including programs in the United States. Many of them cut away from the girls whenever they kissed. A few brave shows aired the performance uncensored. Then a year later it was announced that Julia was pregnant, and with that news that she had a boyfriend. It turned out the girls were not lesbians. It had been a publicity stunt. Real teenage lesbians across the planet who idolized t.A.T.u. felt betrayed. Worse, it turned out the girls were very young at the time they shot the video. 17 years old at least, possibly as young as their late 16s. Considering Julia would be a mother a year after the video was shot, you could not exactly call them jailbait. But it does make one over the age of 20 feel a bit guilty for finding the video so sexy.
LeAnn Rimes - Life Goes On
LeAnn Rimes was not that much older than the girls in t.A.T.u., somewhere around 19. She had her first hits when she was 13, and everyone still thought of her as a child star. She had grown up, and decided she wanted a music video that would let the world know she was no longer a kid. The video features her in what looks like a very humid day in New Orleans wearing different slinky dresses. At one point she even flirts with a man, luring him around town until they finally hook up at a party. The video did it's job. By the time one was finished watching it, they now thought of LeAnn as a fully mature woman, and not the kid from a few years earlier. LeAnn had grown up.
Bootsy Collins - Play With Bootsy
As I had mentioned before, I found plastic outfits very sexy. And here was a video where guest singer Kelli Ali was wearing a plastic catsuit.
Faith Hill - Cry
Similar to Shania Twain's Home Ain't Where His Heart Is Anymore a decade earlier, here was another video for a weepy bad relationship song, featuring a house with indoor rain. This time the house is in a swamp, and is pretty much rotted to near collapse. It does not matter if Faith is indoors or out, the rain gets her.
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
It had been a while since there was a good "damsel in distress" video. As mentioned in the 80s article, there is a phenomenon where the appearance of a girl in mortal danger makes her seem very attractive. The video begins with singer Amy Lee in bed, dreaming that she is plummeting to her death before she wakes up. The nightmare does not stop her from carelessly walking out on the buildings ledge in her nightgown to listen to music coming from an apartment above her. After nearly slipping a couple of times, and a perilous two story climb on the outside of the building that would make Harold Lloyd cringe, she finds white rapper Paul McCoy performing with the rest of the band in an apartment. McCoy opens the window to let Amy in, but it causes her to fall backwards, just barely catching the ledge on her way down. Paul grabs her arm and nearly manages to lift her up to safety, but just as she almost gets her legs onto the ledge he loses his grip, and she falls backwards to her doom. The video does end with her back in bed, but it is not determined if her second plummet was another nightmare, or we are just looking at a flash back to the beginning of the video.
Jewel - Intuition
Some say this video was just the desperation of folk singer Jewel who had not had a hit in a while and was now entering her 30s ( old age for many female singers ) and felt she needed to sex up her image in order to get back on the charts. But the video was obviously parodying pop culture which included the new sexier image most female pop singers had. At any rate, it was Jewel acting sexy for the first time, and at one point featured her getting her clothes drenched by a fire hose.
Ashanti - Rock Wit U ( Aww Baby )
Ashanti does a nice job of getting her dress wet while at a tropic resort. Riding an elephant that likes to spray her, and splashing around in the surf does the trick. And the nice touch, Ashanti wearing her wet dress back to her room, and then showing it off to her man.
Slow - Kylie Minogue
Kylie lying on a blanket looking hot and bothered for the entire video.
Christina Milian - Dip It Low
She got my attention when she stripped down to a vinyl monokini. But then she crawls into a patch of inky goo in the center of the room and begins rolling around in it to the delight of male onlookers.
Nelly featuring Christina Aguilera - Tilt Ya Head Back
Sometimes it was just a brief facial expression that was sexy. Christina was something to look at in this video. Nelly plays a 1930s gangster and Christina plays a chorus girl trying to get his attention. And she wears a variety of sexy period outfits to do so. The video ends with the police raiding the club Nelly is in, forcing him to make an escape through the back door with Christina at his heels. They both get into a car, and Nelly winks at the camera as if to say "Look what I'm getting." Christina briefly glances at the camera, giving a mischievous smile as to say "Guess what I am going to allow this guy to do to me."
Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart
And sometimes it was a great outfit. I had not really paid any attention to the girl singer in rap group Black Eyed Peas until this video. It was Fergie in a tight red dress that showed the figure of her body.
Charlotte Church - Call My Name
Much like with LeAnn Rimes, Charlotte Church was yet another singer who became famous at a young age, and was still being thought of as a child. Church was a vocal phenom who put out albums where she sung classical music. But as soon as she reached adulthood she decided she wanted to be a pop star. Her first adult video sheds her past completely. Here, she wears a tight corset and not much else. But what puts this video on the list is when she lies down on a pile of semi-nude dancers, seemingly enjoying it.
Mariah Carey - Get Your Number
Mariah wears a stunning yellow latex dress
Rihanna - S.O.S.
Rihanna was always sexy in her videos, but I loved her wrap around green dress that seemed to constrain her breasts.
Cassie - Me & U ( American Version )
A "dirty" video exists for this song made for the European market. That one I never saw. I did see this one which had her dancing in front of a mirror, checking herself out after putting on a skin tight black mini-dress
Meg and Dia - Monster
Both Meg and Dia wear old fashion white dresses while they get soaked in yet another indoor room that allows in rain.
Sugababes - Easy
Sexy outfits with latex, sexy posing and they are rubbing their own bodies.
Belinda - Bella Traición
The stand out moment; the video ends with Belinda passed out on a pile of books, causing her back to arch towards the ceiling in a "come and get me" pose. It must have been an exhausting day at the library.
Christina Aguilera - Candyman
While the theme of the video was the 1940s and featured Christina wearing different outfits pin up girls wore in that era, it did feature one outfit that would have not existed until the 90s. Latex would not be used as a material for clothing until the late 80s, and not as a costume until the 90s. Here Christina wears a latex costume styled on a swimming costume from the 40s. This would not be the last time Christina wore latex. Not Myself Tonight had her in several different latex outfits, and would have been on this list had it not been released two months into 2010.
Beyoncé and Shakira - Beautiful Liar
While there was a lot of stuff going on in this video making it worthy of this list, Shakira's leather dress was stunning by itself.
Rihanna - Umbrella
The video may have been disappointing as Rihanna never actually gets wet ( special effects and glitter replace real water and rain ) but it does have some of the sexiest outfits she wore during the 00s.
Beyoncé - Kitty Kat/Green Light
Beyoncé released a companion music video album to B'Day, containing big budget music videos for all the songs. In the Green Light half of this video she wears a lot of different latex outfits, and even does the floor crawl. It should be pointed out that most channels, and YouTube, count Kitty Kat and Green Light as two separate music videos. But according to the album listing, both songs are part of the same video, so that is how I have it listed here.
Beyoncé - Freakum Dress
The second music video from Beyoncé's B'Day video album to make this list featured her and her friends trying on variety of tight mini-dresses, most of them metallic.
Valeria featuring Aria - Girl I Told Ya
While awaiting her friend Aria's visit, Valeria takes a milk bath in her dress.
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
A lot of hand holding, a lot of hugging, and the subtle suggestion the girls in this video may be lesbians. Throw in their schoolgirl outfits and you begin to draw parallels to t.A.T.u. Actually, the two girls in The Veronicas are twin sisters, not lesbians. Something I did not learn until a few month after seeing this video.
Sexy! No No No... - Girls Aloud
This is the video where they are all wearing latex catsuits.
Alicia Keyes - No One
Playing the piano with a group of friends, and in yet another indoor rainstorm.
Emmy Rossum - Slow Me Down
Two decades after Physical and I was still getting a thrill out of seeing women in wet clothing. This video featured Emmy in a yellow ball gown, floating around in a pool of water.
Danity Kane - Damaged
Something else I was not growing tired of, women pretending to be turned on. And that is exactly what the girls of Danity Kane do, even taking it as far as rubbing and caressing themselves.
Ashanti - Good Good
I could probably bring up the part of this video where Ashanti, dressed as a sexy cleaning woman, gets herself soaked while cleaning a floor. But that part paled to the part where she goes shopping in a red latex dress.
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Lady Gaga was definitely on my radar. Aside from her kooky outfits, she is also fond of wearing latex fashion. This video mixed two things I was fond of. She is wearing a tight latex bodysuit while emerging from a swimming pool. Actually, getting latex wet is a waste of time. It is rubber. The water never penetrates the latex, but rather runs off immediately, leaving behind just a few random beads of water. Still, it is fun to watch.
Britney Spears - Womanizer
Not only does Britney wear latex business attire, but part of the video had her completely nude in a steam room, just barely covering up the parts not allowed on television.
Girls Aloud - Untouchable
The girls wearing very sexy latex costumes while each navigates a globe shaped spaceship.
BoA featuring Sean Garrett - I Did It For Love
Thanks to the flash player, and sites like YouTube, the 21st Century gave anyone with internet access the opportunity to see music videos from all over the world. Such as videos from this Korean pop star. Thanks to the notoriety her videos got on YouTube, she recorded her first English language album in 2009, which included this video. A lot of vinyl and latex fashion, and it ends with BoA doing an energetic dance in a room filled with a foot of water.
Hush Hush; Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls
While any Pussycat Doll video could be called sexy, this one featured a nude Nicole Scherzinger in a bubble bath, and then out of the tub with her naughty parts just below the screen.
Ciara Corr - Get My Way
For most of the videos on my list, I do not really need to explain why I found them sexy. But there are a few that had something that appealed to me and may not have appealed to anyone else. This video had a section where Ciera goes into the girls room and begins preening herself in the mirror. For most of the people reading this hub, preening is nothing. But for whatever reason, I found the moment very attractive. You will just have to take my word for it. And if I am going to be honest then I must include it on my top 50, even if I do not expect the moment to appeal to anyone else.
Keri Hilson - Slow Dance
And then there are the videos that I need not explain. Keri is also getting ready for a date, but this time the girl is wearing nothing but undergarments and is caressing herself in rapture as she thinks of the evening ahead. I doubt anyone could watch this video and not agree it belongs in the top 50.