Rascal Flatts aren't exactly the band you think of first when it comes to controversy. But the trio actually got banned early in their career after a major flap erupted over a video some viewers and outlets thought was too hot for TV. The year wasand the then-rising stars had just released "I Melt," a sexy song that served as the third single from their sophomore album, Melt.
I am an online writer who's articles focus primarily on the music industry. Sure, there have been lists of sexiest videos before. However, those lists are usually ranked by the popularity of the song instead of calculating how sexy each video was.
Country music may be known for its "tear in my beer" sad songs, not to mention its tunes about trucks, dirt roads and Southern living, but the genre also has a helluva sense of humor. Some of country's biggest stars have flexed their comedic muscles in the recording studio, and then turned those funny songs into even funnier videos. Below, The Boot counts down our favorite funny country music videos.
Music videos that caused controversy did so through glorified violence, exploitive nudity, questionable moral acts, or all of the above. In many cases, the videos asked more questions than they answered, not always a bad thing when it comes to artistic expression. A number of the most controversial music videos managed to surpass the negative feedback and went on to become seminal moments in pop music. But all of them ignited a firestorm of controversy.
Music videos. Usually, it works! Can you even imagine the song without envisioning their blurred nether regions parading across your screen?
Nobody really knew Kellie Pickler could dance until she crushed the competition on Season 16 of Dancing with the Starswalking away with the mirror-ball trophy thanks to her sexy moves alongside pro partner Derek Hough. Is it really any wonder this song is up for Musical Event of the Year? These three rocked The Voice stage and continue to prove that country plus hip-hop equals super-sexy.
Once upon a time everyone's favourite pop idol was either Donny Osmond or Dusty Springfield. It was inspirational to see young, emerging stars judged not primarily on their looks but on talent. Since Britney Spears burst onto the scene in her school uniform, the message has been clear to all the stars out there: it's not about getting to the top, it's about staying at the top.
The appearance of nudity in music videos has caused controversy since the late s, and several explicit music videos have been censored or banned. Nudity has gained wider acceptance on European televisionwhere audiences often view nudity and sexuality as less objectionable than the depiction of violence. In contrast, MTVVH1 and other North American music-related television channels usually censor what they think is inappropriate and might be considered offensive to their viewers.
It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity and controversy pop up in videos from rock acts like the Flaming Lips and Sigur Ros. Check out our list of 20 not so sweet videos that aren't afraid to show some skin.