To counteract the lobotomising blandness of their first album, helium-voiced rockers Maroon 5 have resorted to unapologetic sauciness in their video for the forthcoming single If I Never See Your Face Again.

So as they croon away, looking like the covers band that played at your uncle's wedding, coiffured Rihanna struts about in her unmentionables.

It's not going to eclipse Run DMC and Aerosmith in the collaboration stakes, but anything featuring Rihanna's image is a very good thing.