Music videos have the effect of making a song *pop*. It can turn a mediocre song into a great song, and vice versa. A music video can turn a song from a low-key bop into a musical behemoth.
Music videos can also be a bit...sexy. We're not talking videos with 'hoes' and 'b*tches' sexy, but more an understated sexiness, one that tickles the senses and leaves just enough to the imagination.
Here are just X music videos that certainly caused your sexual awakening.
The Jonas Brothers - "Burnin' Up"
Joe Jonas in those white trousers tho. Nick Jonas in that red wetsuit/suit hybrid. Erm Kevin...[muffled sounds].
Britney Spears - "Slave 4 U"
From the sweaty room, Britney's abs and the slight feeling you'd pick up a staph infection (as well as mono), "Slave 4 U" is the FIRE that'll ignite even the most timid of desires.
Christina Aguilera - "Dirrty"
What else is there to say...
Panic! at the Disco - "Girls/ Girls/ Boys"
Brendon sandwich...BRENDON SANDWICH.
Beyonce - "Baby Boy"
Has anyone made writhing around on some furs in an uncomfortable looking Swarovski brassiere while covered in baby oil look more appealing. Me thinks not, tbh.
Chris Issak - "Wicked Game"
The prize for most mismatched video to song goes to Chris Issak's "Wicked Game". But when you get past that, you realise that all you've ever wanted to do is cavort around on the beach in black and white recreating a Ralph Lauren commercial from the mid-90s. Truly sensual.
The 1975 - "Love Me"
Matty in a hot tub and making out with Harry Stlyes (kinda). DONE.
Marina and the Diamonds - "How to Be A Heartbreaker"
Marina roaming around a men's shower while hot boys all soap up is just too much for anyone. MORE SEXUALISATION OF MEN IN MUSIC VIDEOS PLS.
Fountains of Wayne - "Stacey's Mom"
Every young boy's wet dream...
t.A.T.u - "All The Things She Said"
At the time, everyone lambasted this video for sexualising school girls (and, to be fair, it is a bit dodge). But when you get past that you can actually see a visual representation of the exploration into two people's own sexual awakening. Add the fact that it's raining and you've got yourself top Russian faux-lesbian music video bliss.
All American Rejects - "Swing Swing"
For when you realised that you'd be band trash for ever. Also, Tyson's eyes...
Peter Andre - "Mysterious Girl"
This video made you realise that all men should really covered in oil, have washboard abs and curtains.
N*Sync - "Girlfriend"
Cos this is when you woke up and realised that Justin Timberlake was prime eye-candy and that nothing in life would ever be the same again.