They don't put an age rating on music videos like they do on movies, so during the glory days of MTV and music videos in general, this meant that we got to see some things that, when looking back on it, we probably shouldn't have been allowed to.
Whether it's disturbing imagery, weird themes, or sometimes so much bare skin we're amazed the video wasn't sponsored by Playboy, these 12 videos were definitely a little too mature for us to be watching as kids.
Pretty sure puberty hit us all like a ton of bricks after seeing the video for Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty"
Or if not that, then Britney's "I'm A Slave 4 U"
The members (heh) of Blink-182 weren't shy about themselves in the video for "What's My Age Again?"
DJ Eric Prydz's remix of "Call on Me" was pretty much an excuse to show girls in leotards.
N.E.R.D. were anything but subtle with the music video for "Lapdance."
The videos just get more intense from here...
The imagery and general weirdness of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" were waaaaaaaay too messed up
Madonna was always trying to be provocative, especially in the 80s.
Motorhead went the extra mile to shock and impress the heavy metal world in their video for "Killed By Death"
Benny Benassi's infectious "Satisfaction" got a music video that was... satisfying to many.
Tool's "Sober" was way too much for us as kids, because it was just so freaking creepy!
Nelly's video for "Tip Drill" is probably still the raunchiest thing ever filmed that isn't meant purely for adults.
Which of these videos do you remember watching when you were way too young?
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