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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13. Madonna, "Express Yourself"

David Fincher's 1989 video for Madonna's second Like A Prayer single is an homage to Fritz Lang's dystopian Metropolis, although the eroticism is kicked up a notch or 10; while workers in an imposing building's nether regions grind gears and drip with sweat, Madonna engages in a bit of a costume show, playing chilly diva, gender-bent orator, and rich man's plaything. The happy ending – in which a vulnerable Madonna gives herself up to one of the beautiful, muscular men seen toiling down below – is liberatory and pretty hot, repurposing Lang's epigraph "Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind" into a call for sexual freedom.

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