After extensive investigation, I present several candidates for the best X-rated music video, XXX-rated music video, adult music video, explicit music video….whatever your phrase may be, of all time.
To qualify, a music video had to be more than just NSFW with bare boobs, or even full frontal nudity – as delightful as those may be – and actually be a release by a music artist or band, not just mashup of hardcore video with an added music track.
And what does the featured image above (from a performance of the opera Salome) have to do with all this? See the footnote* at the end of the post.
Here are the candidates in no particular order, and representing several different music genres:
#1 – Industro-rock, Rammstein: Pussy
#2 – British rap, Skepta: All Over The House
#3 – Alt rock, Placebo, Protège-Moi
#4 – acid-rave sci-fi punk-funk, Klaxons, Twin Flames
(is that one weird enough for ya?)
#5 – hip-hop/rock/metal, Hollywood Undead, Undead (rare completely uncensored version)
If you know a good one I missed, comment away.
*Now about that pic at the top and Salome – the image is of soprano Francesca Patanè, daughter of famous Italian conductor Giuseppe Patanè performing the lead role of Salome in a production that opened the 2007 season of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. I nominate a hardcore version of Salome – sex, violence, eroticism, drama, singing, and music…what’s not to love? – for the ultimate best X-rated music video: so who’s up for creating that one?
Here’s another couple of images of Patanè from that production,
In reviewing her later performance as Puccini’s Turandot, The Observer wrote:
Francesca Patanè’s Turandot was spectacular. There is a purity in her voice which is spine-tingling and this is accompanied by the ability to produce enormous power.
Let’s get that in an explicit music video – someone start a petition!