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10. Shakira, "Hips Don't Lie" (2006)
Not since "Baby Got Back" has one particular part of the anatomy been so thoroughly, um, celebrated. This video makes us want to move to South America so we can be around people who dance like this, dress like this and party like this at all times. — B.F.
9. D'Angelo, "How Does It Feel" (2000)
D'Angelo has been called a modern-day Prince (a claim Prince fans no doubt consider the highest form of treason), not just for his ridiculous talent and sexuality, but also because of his unabashed habit of fucking the camera with his eyes. In this clip, he fucks it with his whole body, but it's the totally unchecked, frothy orgasm he whips himself into near the end that gets him a spot on this list. —B.F.
8. Beyonce, "Single Ladies" (2008)
There are so many ways to be sexy in videos. You can strip, you can be kind-of naked in a pile of other sexy kind-of naked people, or you can wear a leotard and just dance your goddamn ass off. Bey comes off as the ungodly fierce spiritual daughter of Tina Turner and Janet Jackson, and not only is it sexy, it's also a little scary. Which is a great kind of sexy. — A.H.
7. Fiona Apple, "Criminal" (1996)
From the Tidal album, Apple has said this track is about "feeling bad for getting something so easily by using your sexuality." We're not going to lie: the line between sexy and creepy gets a little blurry here. Maybe it's the way Apple — who The New Yorker once described as "an underfed Calvin Klein model" — glares into the searchlight with those heroin-chic eyes. — B.F.
6. Robyn, "Indestructible" (2011)
Two hot people making out. Naked. It's nearly impossible to tell who we're looking at, until slowly, it's revealed that there are several different combinations of couples. There's something really hot about that ambiguity: you're not sure what body parts you're even looking at, but you want to see them all so badly. — A.M.
5. Chris Isaak, "Wicked Game" (1989)
If you don't remember this one, you're too young to be watching many of the videos on this list. Directed by Herb Ritts, it features a topless Isaak and a topless-but-never-totally-exposed Helena Christensen wrapped in each other's arms in teasing black-and-white. David Lynch directed an alternate, less-racy version comprised of scenes from his movie, Wild At Heart. — B.F.
4. Marvin Gaye, "Sexual Healing" (1982)
This pre-MTV gem comes complete with opening credits and a storyline that holds up better than many from the high-budget videos of the '80s. Each time we see this, we think how tragic it was that we never got to see a video from Gaye's "distinguished gray" period. — B.F.
3. Benny Benassi, "Satisfaction" (2002)
Yes, it's incredibly stupid. Yes, it heinously objectifies women. But considering that it's escaped its humble roots as a club jam and become "that video with the girls and the power tools," we feel that its candy-colored, absurdly erotic splendor must be represented. — A.H.
2. Prince, "Little Red Corvette" (1983)
The split Prince does just before the two-minute mark just might be the sexiest nanosecond in the history of the world. And we have it on good authority that Prince is pointing at you. Yes, you. — B.F.
1. Madonna, "Justify My Love" (1990)
Banned by MTV and defended by Madonna on Nightline, "Justify My Love" eventually became the #1 video single of all time (at least pre-YouTube). And though we have no idea what a "video single" is, this clip probably best represents the '80s Madonna: all melodrama and angst, rubbing and writhing on the floor in a fit of uncontrollable lust. It all seems a little silly until you notice you're completely aroused. — B.F.