5. Bar Refaeli for Hurly
Israeli model Bar Refaeli had a stellar year. She started the year on a high, nabbing the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue and receiving the World Style Award. She also stared in this spot for Hurly’s Little Black Bikini, proving how truly beautiful and stunning she is.
The black-and-white commercial is simple and sexy, with a supercharged electro beat adding to its raw sex appeal.
4. Agent Provocateur's Call of the Sirens
British lingerie company Agent Provocateur is known for their racy and provocative commercials. This year they went all out in promoting their 2009 collection, creating a short film titled Call of the Sirens. The spot stars supermodel Karen Elson and is based on the ancient Greek myth of the Sirens, a group of women who lured men of the sea to a deserted island with their hypnotic voices. Throw in some sexy, see-through lingerie and you’ve got a commercial that's haunting, sexy, and damn good.
3. World AIDS Day PSA
This year the German organizers of World AIDS Day created a powerful PSA using the image of Hitler. Yes, you read that correctly. The PSA is a Hitler sex tape, of sorts, and up until the reveal of Hitler’s face at the end, it is rather hot and steamy. The PSA ends with the tagline “AIDS is a mass murderer.” The spot was very controversial when it first aired, upsetting both Holocaust survivors and people living with HIV. However the creators were unapologetic, saying the campaign’s aim was to “shake people up” and “reverse the trend of unprotected sexual intercourse.”
2. Calvin Klein Jean's Threesome
Two topless girls get it on with a guy on a couch in this sex-filled orgy which barely even passes as a commercial. This spot was deemed “too racy” for U.S. television and only aired in European countries, with a tamer version airing in some U.S. markets.
The controversy did not end there for Calvin Klein. A 50-foot-tall billboard version of the ad also caused controversy in New York City and was banned after it was deemed "too sexually explicit."
1. Fleggaard's Topless Sky Divers
This commercial for Fleggaard, the Dutch version of Amazon.com, takes gratuitous, unnecessary nudity to the next level. The spot, advertising a sale on Siemens brand washing machines, is a symphony of bare breasts. A team of highly sexed, big-breasted women march towards a plane with a James Bond-type figure. They board the plane, it takes off, and the girls proceed to remove their tops. Maybe they make it difficult to breathe? The women then put on parachutes and safety helmets and jump off the plane… topless.
It makes absolutely no sense, but it’s sexy and hot...and it might even make you want to buy a washing machine, whether you need one or not.