Naked Ambition: 19 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

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. Yesterday (Sept. 9), good girl gone bad Miley Cyrus joined the ranks with her Terry Richardson-directed, NSFW clip for her poweful pop ballad "Wrecking Ball" -- and more than a few fans were bowled over by the former tween-queen's naked ambition.

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 19 not so sweet videos that aren't afraid to show some skin.

Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" (2013)

While belting out her “Bangerz” album’s pop ballad “Wrecking Ball,” Miley swings in naked (but strategically covered) on her own sphere of destruction — taking breaks to suggestively roll around in gravel and tongue down a sledgehammer.

Robin Thicke (Feat. Pharrell Williams and T.I.), "Blurred Lines" (2013)

"Let me liberate you," Robin Thicke requests of a gorgeous friend in this clip. She, as well as several of her cute friends, oblige. And so goes this boob-heavy video, featuring free, topless women with dapper (and clothed) guests Pharrell and T.I. prance after them. Watch the unedited version on Vevo here.

 NSFW: Sigur Rós (w/ Shia LeBeouf), "Fjögur Píanó" (2012)

Shia LeBeouf literally bares it all in the avant-garde short film for Sigur Rós' "Fjögur Píanó," which is definitely NSFW. The clip chronicles the ups and downs of a very sad-looking LaBeouf and his graceful girlfriend -- or at least that's what it seems to be chronicling. The incredibly strange video is difficult to decipher, but it keeps viewers watching for an astounding nine minutes.

 Katy Perry, "California Gurls" (2010)

Katy Perry strips down before slipping into her cotton candy cloud-covered bed in her video for "California Gurls," which takes place in the sweet land of "Candyfornia." Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what Katy Perry and her gurls are made of.

Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know" (2011)

Gotye bared more than his soul in the video for his chart-topping single -- the Aussie singer shows off every inch of his body as he's painted with colorful shapes, standing still and crooning "now you're just somebody that I used to know." Featured songstress Kimbra goes just as buff as she's stripped of her geometric paint in the viral video.

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