The sexiest music videos of the ’80s ranked on Billboard charts
and made our imagination go wild.
Even though they had less nudity than today’s videos, there was something special about them. Back then, the bands and dancers really knew how to engage their fans and get them all hot. The clips from this golden era of MTV were sexy, arousing, and truly exciting.
Go back in time with the 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The ’80s:
10. Relax (1983) – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Both the song and video were banned by the BBC for the highly sexual lyrics. The first version of the clip depicted the band members being approached by a group of guys wearing leather at a gay club.
9. Kiss (1986) – Prince
In the music video Kiss, Prince humps a wall, fools around with a hootie, and dances like crazy. He’s wearing a leather jacket and half shirt while performing dance choreography in a hall. The song ranked #1 on the UK Indie Charts and several Best Of lists.
8. Like A Prayer (1989) – Madonna
Everyone remembers Madonna singing in a crunch, surrounded by burning crosses. Her music video was condemned by the Vatican and religious organizations from all around the world. The singer owes a large part of her fame to the controversy raised by this clip.
7. Girls on Film (1981) – Duran Duran
Girls on Film was one of the few music videos described as “pornographic” back in the ’80s. It depicts hot lingerie models fighting in a boxing ring, with their breasts popping out. The clip had sex, glamour, and nudity, offering the perfect recipe for success.
6. Like a Virgin (1984) – Madonna
In this music video, Madonna delivered a performance as wicked and carnal as any Mick Jagger and Elvis Presley ever dared. Her clip served as inspiration for thousands of female singers for decades to come.
5. Physical (1981) – Olivia Newton-John
No one can forget the music video where Olivia Newton-John trained a bunch of guys while wearing tight leggings and a sexy cleavage. In the clip, she imagines her clients as oiled-up hunks in tiny briefs. Her white top turned transparent once soaked.
4. Catholic School Girls Rule (1985) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Packed with toplessness and explicit lyrics, Catholic School Girls Rule is one of the sexiest and most controversial music videos ever made. For this reason, it was only played on Playboy TV. The song was inspired by a real girl who attended a Catholic school.
3. Me So Horny (1989) – 2 Live Crew
A Florida prosecutor sued the band for obscenity after releasing Me So Horny. Their music video featured voluptuous chicks in swimsuits and kinky lingerie, G-string wearing dancers, and some kinky scenes that you don’t want your kids to watch.
2. Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) – Motley Crue
MTV banned this popular music video for nudity. The clip depicts a nightclub with super hot babes taking their clothes off and lap dancing for an outlaw motorcycle gangs. There’s a lot of leather, latex, spanking, and arousing moves that will get your blood hot.
1. I Want Your Sex (1987) – George Michael
Featuring exotic beauties in sexy lingerie, this music video is sensual and kinky. Once again, George Michael pushed sexual imagery on MTV and left his fans craving for more.