Yesterday, Sir Paul McCartney released the highly anticipated music video for his song "Queenie Eye." It features two of our favorite things: Kate Moss and ass shaking. In honor of this event (it was an event because we sat here in the office and couldn't take our eyes off Kate's bottom) we've put together 25 of the best model-centric music videos from the '80s until, well, yesterday. Enjoy!
Video: "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel - 1983 Model: Christie Brinkley Billy Joel wrote the smash-hit "Uptown Girl" about Christie Brinkley, during happier times, before they were married (and later divorced). It features Joel dressed as a lowly mechanic, vying for the love and attention of his leggy uptown girl.
Video: "Notorious" by Duran Duran - 1986 Model: Christy Turlington 17-year-old Christy shows off her abs and whips her hair a lot, while leading a group of dancers.
Video: “Freedom! ’90” by George Michael - 1990 Models: Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford The famous "Supers" lip-synch to the entire song, a motorcycle jacket spontaneously bursts into flames, Cindy Crawford touches herself in a bathtub, and George Michael hangs upside down from the ceiling.
Video: "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson - 1990 Models: Antonio Sabàto Jr. and Djimon Hounsou Once upon a time in the '90s, these actors were Calvin Klein underwear models. Watch Janet touch, frolic, and dance with the models, who are shirtless and pantless. It's very CR Fashion Book: Dance Issue.
Video: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak - 1991 Model: Helena Christensen Former Victoria's Secret Angel, Helena Christensen, slowly takes off her bra, makes out in the nude with Chris Isaak, and then slowly runs down the beach Baywatch-style.
Video: "Please Come Home For Christmas" Jon Bon Jovi - 1992 Model: Cindy Crawford Nothing says Christmas like cacti, country-ish rock and roll, and Cindy Crawford sucking face kissing Bon Jovi by a Christmas tree.
Video: “Remember The Time” by Michael Jackson – 1992 Model: Iman Remember the time Eddie Murphy played a Pharaoh and Iman played a Queen in Michael Jackson's Egyptian pop-fantasy music video?
Video: “Love Thing” by Tina Turner – 1992 Model: Tyra Banks Tina Turner and baby Tyra Banks dance on a runway, inside a jet hangar, wearing leopard print leotards.
Video: "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses - 1992 Model: Stephanie Seymour Stephanie Seymour marries her then-boyfriend Axl Rose, dies, and then it starts raining on her coffin during the funeral. This is one of two Stephanie Seymour Guns N' Roses music videos. Grungier times.
Video: "In The Closet" by Michael Jackson - 1992 Model: Naomi Campbell Models seem to like touching themselves in music videos. Naomi tells Michael that she "can't contain herself in his presence," while touching her boobs and grinding against him. Theirs was a closeted love, clearly.
Video: "Too Funky," by George Michael - 1992 Models: Linda Evangelista, Nadja Auermann, Emma Sjöberg, Estelle Hallyday, Shana Zadrick, Tyra Banks, Beverly Peele, and Emma Balfour George Michael takes his model fetish to a new extreme in this runway-themed video, directed by Thierry Mugler.
Video: “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” by Busta Rhymes - 1997 Model: Alek Wek At the 0:50 mark, blink and you'll miss the South Sudanese beauty emerging from a pool.
Video:"Something About The Way You Look Tonight" Elton John - 1997 Models: Kate Moss and Sophie Dahl Elton John wrote this song for Princess Diana shortly after her death. The video features Elton playing his piano in an empty concert hall, while Kate and Sophie attend a party. That bit is kind of random, but we get where he's going.
Video: "If You Can't Say No" Lenny Kravitz - 1998 Model: Milla Jovovich Milla and Lenny live in this weird space habitat with jellyfish printed wall paper. Lenny hangs out in a recording studio while Milla sleeps in a tub.
Video: "Somebody Like You" Keith Urban - 2002 Model: Niki Taylor This song is kind of the happy, country version of Adele's "Someone Like You." Starring Keith's ex-girlfriend Niki Taylor.
Video: “Change Clothes” by Jay Z and Pharrell – 2003 Models: Naomi Campbell, Jessica White, and Liliana Dominguez Jay Z arrives at a runway show, but the paparazzi don't care about the models and designers. They're all like, "Jay, is it true that this is your last album?" Sike!
Video: "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne - 2003 Model: Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter's got it going on as the notorious M.I.L.F in "Stacy's Mom."
Video: "Daughters" John Mayer - 2003 Model: Gemma Ward Gemma isn't really in this video, it's basically John Mayer singing to the camera--which we don't mind. But the camera occasionally flashes to the Aussie model's lips and eyes.
Video: "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" by The White Stripes - 2003 Model: Kate Moss Kate clings to a stripper pole wearing only her bra and undies--you won't know what to do with yourself.
Video: “Runaway” by Kanye West - 2010 Model: Selita Ebanks Selita does a tribal dance in a Victoria's Secret-esque angel getup in this epic Kanye video.
Video: "Girl Panic" by Duran Duran - 2011 Models: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon The Supermodels play the part of Duran Duran's members in this documentary-like music video.
Video: “Dive” by Usher – 2012 Model: Chanel Iman Chanel, practically young enough to be Usher's daughter, plays his lover in this video set on a private yacht.
Video: “Facemelt” by Rita Ora – 2013 Model: Cara Delevingne If there's going to be a model in a Rita Ora video, like, of course it's going to be her BFF Cara.
Video: “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell and T.I.- 2013 Model: Emily Ratajkowski The basically naked model dances with Robin in this #THICKE video.
Video: "Queenie Eye" by Paul McCartney - 2013 Model: Kate Moss Kate Moss does a few booty pops in Paul McCartney's newest video, released yesterday.