Sick & sexified exercise music videos
June 9, 2016 5:26 AM   Subscribe

I am curating a playlist of music videos (of any genre, and of any era) featuring exercise (of any kind) done in a sexy or titillating way. Current tracklist and granular criteria within. Bonus points for depictions of men doing sexy workouts.

So far, I have:

- Eric Prydz - Call On Me
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Olivia Newton-John & Sue Sylvester - Physical
- Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
- Christina Aguilera - Dirrty

I am not looking for "motivational" sexy work-out videos of fitness models working out to music, but instead bona fide music videos. (So, e.g. something like this is out.)

Videos should feature some form of recognisable gym/fitness paraphernalia, e.g. set in an aerobics class, dumbbells, cardio machines, boxing ring, etc. Dancing as a sexy fitness thing is acceptable, as long as it's depicted in a fitness setting, e.g. working out at the barre/in the studio etc.

Primary focus is on sexified exercise regimes - so, e.g. this video (Bingo Players' Knock You Out) which shows a woman non-sexily boxing as part of narrative arc of self-empowerment does not strictly fit the criteria. But, I am also interested in people-doing-fitness-normally music videos more generally, so if you have recs for these - please contribute also!

[All links NSFW depending on employer tolerance for scantily clad dancers, etc.]
posted by thetarium to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Does doing yoga in heels count? If so, Janelle Monae's video for "Yoga" might work.
posted by daikaisho at 5:39 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

Not exactly a music video, but this classic montage from Perfect is aerobic-sexy as they get.
posted by dis_integration at 6:09 AM on June 9, 2016

The entire video takes place in a boxing ring and there are brief flashes of knockouts and weightlifting in LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out"

sorry if that doesn't exactly fit the criteria.
posted by Julnyes at 6:33 AM on June 9, 2016

Kylie Minogue Sexercise.
posted by mdrew at 6:59 AM on June 9, 2016

Hard Ton - Work That Body
posted by prismatic7 at 7:02 AM on June 9, 2016

Big Freedia!
posted by cakelite at 7:20 AM on June 9, 2016

Ahahaha it's been a long time since I've thought about Soccer Practice by Jonny McGovern.
posted by clavicle at 7:30 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

xenia rubinos - lonely lover features shirtless men and barbells
posted by nadawi at 7:55 AM on June 9, 2016

There's a scene of sexy men's wrestling in Glass Animals' "Gooey" (at 1:12).
posted by hollyholly at 8:20 AM on June 9, 2016

Madonna's Hung Up (plus, the killer Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! sample)
posted by norm at 9:04 AM on June 9, 2016

Sexy aerobics is part of the video for Gangnam Style.
posted by telegraph at 9:18 AM on June 9, 2016

Kind of more satire than strictly sexy, but Deichkind - Ich betäube mich
posted by aiglet at 10:10 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

98 Degrees, The Hardest Thing (sexy shirtless boxing, plus bonus 90s turtlenecks)
posted by saturngirl at 10:18 AM on June 9, 2016

Sexy gymnastics in Janet Jackson's Love Will Never Do Without You.
posted by praemunire at 10:55 AM on June 9, 2016

Also, I know it's just an ad, but Serena Williams working out to the opening of "Black Unicorn" for Powerbeats is pretty compelling.
posted by praemunire at 11:00 AM on June 9, 2016

Yelle - je veux te voir
posted by gemutlichkeit at 11:35 AM on June 9, 2016

David Banner -Play
posted by Makwa at 11:46 AM on June 9, 2016

Prince Rama, Bahia.
posted by Sonny Jim at 12:10 PM on June 9, 2016

Brief glimpses of men lifting weights in Grimes' "Oblivion"
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2016

Benny Benassi - Satisfaction!
posted by progosk at 1:19 PM on June 9, 2016

J.Y. Park - Who's your mama
posted by ortoLANparty at 1:26 PM on June 9, 2016

Also: it's all indoor, heavy on exercise, and there's even a treadmill, still, not sure Major Lazer's hallucinogenic Pon de Floor qualifies...
posted by progosk at 1:29 PM on June 9, 2016

SNSD & 2pm - Caribbean Bay. Locker rooms and lifeguard practice.
posted by ortoLANparty at 1:37 PM on June 9, 2016

Surely: LMAO - Sexy And I Know It
posted by progosk at 1:44 PM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

Dead or Alive - That's The Way
posted by bongo_x at 1:52 PM on June 9, 2016 [2 favorites]

Please let me introduce you to Hot Rockin.'
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 2:34 PM on June 9, 2016 [2 favorites]

Princess Superstar - Perfect. Pretty sure this is exactly what you're after.
posted by corvine at 3:42 PM on June 9, 2016

I'm pretty sure this is the video you want:
Groove Armada - I See You Baby (Alt Video).

It's actually the original video, to later be replaced by the 'security guard' video, but googling 'original video' gets you something very different, from reddit.
posted by quinndexter at 12:57 AM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Fergy - Fergalicious, although mainly just 1:25-1:55ish, I think.
posted by mandanza at 10:26 PM on June 10, 2016

Bonnie McKee - Bombastic!. Exactly what you are looking for.
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad at 3:51 AM on June 11, 2016

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