The 30 Sexiest Music Videos of All Time

From the risque to the raunchy to the banned, we count down the hottest, kinkiest, most talked-about clips from Beyonce, Prince, Madonna and more

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7. Fiona Apple, "Criminal"

A chronicle of a wood-paneled basement hang that turns into something much more charged, the 1997 video for Fiona Apple's "Criminal" transformed the amateur-porn aesthetics of Calvin Klein's controversial 1995 ad campaign into a steamy, overlit gathering of entangled bodies that matched its song's regret-filled mood. (The uncomfortable lighting, director Mark Romanek told The New York Times, was the result of him attaching a cheap halogen lamp to his camera—"so dumb it worked," he told the paper about the inspiration that led to "Criminal" winning the 1998 Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.)

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