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IMAGES: Top 20 SEXIEST female musicians of all time!

Last updated on: April 17, 2012 18:46 IST

IMAGES: Top 20 SEXIEST female musicians of all time!

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The LA Weekly compiled a list of the sexiest pin-ups in music ever -- take a look.

They're talented for sure, but they're also definitely easy on the eyes!

In the following pages, we bring you the top 20 hottest sirens of all time from across pop, rock, R'n'B and other genres -- here are the muses who also happen to be musicians!

1. Shakira

Right at the top we have the Colombian beauty, with her legendary curves and unabashed sexuality. Shakira's erotic bellydancing is the stuff of legend and that exotic Spanish accent only serves to seal her reputation!


Image: Shakira
Photographs: Cover of Women's Health Turkey, January 2012

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2. Britney Spears

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She's had her personal ups and downs, but there's no denying that Miss Spears is a blonde bombshell in every sense of the word. Even after two children, she's managed to stay at the top of her game in terms of eternal youthfulness and has male fans in the millions!


Image: Britney Spears
Photographs: Femme Fatale promotional stills
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3. Debbie Harry

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The American singer-songwriter is now 66, but back in the day, Debbie created waves with her band Blondie -- her husky voice and brooding, seductive looks catapulted her to stardom. Moreover, she was also named the 18th sexiest artist of all time in VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists list back in 2002.


Image: Debbie Harry
Photographs: Cover of High Times Magazine, June 1977

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4. Beyonce

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One of the most powerful, best-selling artists on the planet at the moment, we'll never tire of describing Bey in her own words -- she's bootylicious. Voluptuous, toned and an amazing dancer, when she breaks out the moves, she can drive men to madness!


Image: Beyonce
Photographs: 4 album cover
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5. Avril Lavigne

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She's done her best to be a punky, bad-ass gal who lets her music do the talking instead of her ethereal waif-like looks, but Canadian cutie Avril can't shake her good looks. As a result, she takes fifth spot on the LA Weekly list.


Image: Avril Lavigne
Photographs: Cover of Maxim Germany, June 2008
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6. Shirley Manson

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The Scottish redhead with her striking green eyes fronts the alternative band Garbage -- hardly a term to describe her drop-dead gaze and body! Shirley's now 45, but still seems preternaturally preserved.


Image: Shirley Manson
Photographs: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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7. Madonna

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Speaking of women who don't age, Madonna has to take the cake. The Queen of Pop has had an iconic career spanning over three decades and she's been a pin-up all through, right down to the present. And yes, she's 53!


Image: Madonna
Photographs: Cover of Vogue Italia, February 1991

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8. Liz Phair

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She moved from an alternative sound to a more pop-rock oriented genre, but her lovely looks have stayed on -- American musician Liz, who's in her 40s, makes it to eighth position.


Image: Liz Phair
Photographs: Funstyle album cover
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9. Sheila E

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There are few lady percussionists who make a huge impact and even fewer are as pretty as brunette beauty Sheila E. She's played with the best of them and has been looking her best for more than 30 years!


Image: Sheila E
Photographs: Hold Me album cover
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10. Jennifer Lopez

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She may claim to be Jenny from the block, but you'd be hard-pressed to find women in her league across nations! Besides JLo's derriere having gained worldwide fame, she's worked at looking fabulous all through her career and hasn't lost an ounce of appeal since becoming a mother.


Image: Jennifer Lopez
Photographs: Cover of FHM UK, October 2001

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11. Taylor Swift

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Just outside of the top 10 we have country artist Taylor, who's a statuesque stunner if ever there was one. A demure dresser, she still manages to shine thanks to her fantastic figure, flawless complexion and golden curls.


Image: Taylor Swift
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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12. M.I.A.

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For those not in the know, M.I.A. is British recording artist Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam's stage name. Of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, her dusky, exotic look and sassy music style have seen her to Number 12 on the LA Weekly compilation.


Image: M.I.A.
Photographs: Cover of Clash Magazine, July 2010

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13. Nico

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Late German musician Nico died before her time, at the age of 49, but she will forever remain etched in the memory of fans for who she was -- a talented singer-composer and a fair-haired doll in terms of appearance.


Image: Nico
Photographs: Chelsea Girl album cover
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14. Stevie Nicks

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Famous for her stint fronting legendary band Fleetwood Mac, Stevie is another ageless diva who joins the 'sexiest' ranks. Her boho dress sense and angelic face will forever be associated with the rockstar image of the '70s.


Image: Stevie Nicks
Photographs: Stand Back album cover

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15. Gwen Stefani

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Abs don't come any flatter than Gwen's! With her individualistic sense of style and athletic figure, the singer has also turned fashion designer and whenever she steps out, you can be assured that all eyes are on her.


Image: Gwen Stefani
Photographs: Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, January 2005

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16. Joan Jett

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Wildchild Joan is going strong in the music industry even at the age of 53. Her signature black clothes, sharp features and short crop of hair have even today's youngsters trying to copy her iconic appearance, but hardly anyone can expect to rock it like she does!


Image: Joan Jett
Photographs: Cover of Girlfriends Magazine, August 1998

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17. Brody Dalle

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Brody rose to fame fronting the band The Distillers, but aside from her musical abilities, she's known for her sexy pout, voluptuous curves and many tattoos. Everyone digs the bad girl image!


Image: Brody Dalle
Photographs: Cover of Inked Magazine, May 2009

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18. Courtney Love

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She's usually in the news for the wrong reasons, but there's no denying that Courtney is, or was -- however you choose to look at it -- hot. While some will say she's aged badly, back in the '90s her blonde hair, porcelain face and ruby-red lips had a retro-glam appeal, while her figure was amazing too.


Image: Courtney Love
Photographs: Cover of US Magazine, November 1997

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19. Grace Jones

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This model-turned-popster was a pin-up in the '70s and '80s. A muse of legendary artist Andy Warhol, Grace was onto androgynic appeal way before her time -- her stunning face and tall frame were frequently showed off to perfection.


Image: Grace Jones
Photographs: Cover of Essence Magazine, June 1985
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20. Samantha Fox

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And finally, we come to the petite British pop princess of the '80s. Samantha's bold pictures sent generations of young boys into a tizzy and she unabashedly embraced her reputation as sex siren, shedding her clothes for several provocative shoots that are still memorable to many today!


Image: Samantha Fox
Photographs: Peter Barry/Keystone/Getty Images

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