Oh boy. This video’s now as old as TVXQ “Keep Your Head Down” and MBLAQ “Cry,” and there are lots of new songs that we could be reviewing instead, but – well – did we have any choice? Sure, it was delayed as more requests came for the other songs, but after Martina’s sadness last week lots of people pitched in to add their vote for GD&TOP’s Knock Out, so here it is!

Right off the bat, we can say that we don’t like this song as much as “High High,” but we do like this video better. This song is really catchy, sure, but it doesn’t have the same kind of shout-my-heart-out-cuz-I-love-this-song energy to it. But this video’s a lot cooler, and a lot more like what we’d expect from a YG Entertainment video. GD&TOP sit in butt chairs, dance around a tank, and have a puppy. A puppy! Also, here’s a cheesy joke: Why do GD&TOP have Segway’s in this video? Cuz that’s how they role! Ha! Lame joke, I know.

Also, we’ve really started to notice how much Top isn’t into dancing. Like, at all. He’ll do it for a video, but barely, and a bit awkwardly. What’s he doing at the end of the video? Riding an invisible motorcycle? Cuz that’s how he rolls! Ah, no that joke wasn’t funny.

More seriously, though, we’re finding the music banning going on lately a bit silly. Sorry, but it’s silly. This song has been banned by KBS, SBS, and MBC. Why? Not because it depicts drugs or violence or sex. Not even because it uses profanity. But because it’s somehow considered damaging to the national psyche. Can somebody please tell me what this national psyche is, what the rules are for it, and – more importantly what’s the criteria for what’s damaging or not? Seriously, a ban like this is just silly, and doesn’t paint Korean Broadcasting in a good light. And what’s the ban doing apart from making the song more popular and sought after? The taboo makes it more interesting. Ah. Rubbish. Korean Broadcasting, please stop banning songs.

As always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. Huzzah! Also, if you’re as much a fan of GD&TOP as Martina is, you can buy GD&TOP’s Album by clicking the link here. Yeah!

  1. Who is the one with the “fuck me blind” shirt

  2. That was GD’s dog in the video ><

  3. I agree the phrase “Bravo My Life” is akward, but it’s actually referring to an old 90s Korean ad campaign titled “Bravo My Life”. It was really big in Korea and was everywhere. P.S. There’s also a TV show in Korea named “Bravo My Life” too. So it’s not because GD’s Engrish is bad. It’s actually a cultural reference… to Korea’s bad Engrish.. -_-

  4. “Bravo My Life” agreed is a very akward English Phrase. This comes from an old Korean advertising campaign from the 90s or early 00’s named “Bravo My Life”..I think it was for either an insurance company or credit card company..Just sayin’

  5. The MV has been taken off of youtube, so I can’t watch it. I’m so sad now

  6. I was upset that there is copyright issues now with High High and Knock Out. Curse you playboy bunnies! D:

  7. That puppy is G-Dragons dog, Gaho. He is like the most awesome doggie on the Kpop scene. Taeyang also has a dog. I think T.O.P would get a dog too, but he suits kitties better.

  8. Hi! I vote for GD and TOP because I’m a VIP!!! yaaaayy :) wanted to know what’s the song you use when you “celebrate”? I think I  heard it somewhere…

  9. I love TVXQ ^0^ their songs are just so…. buggigiyo!  hehehe. so awesome.

  10. Yes! Keep reading! TOP have my babies ^.^

  11. awsmmmm review ! (I am so late on the commenting but IDGAAAAF!!!!)

    Anyways, I loved the ending of the MV, thought It was funny when TOP, did his silly dance XD

  12. Korea is actually really strict about what is shown on TV and stuff because they are really UPINYOURFACE about what the children are exposed to. GD and TOP’s “Don’t Go Home” was also banned because it was sexually suggestive.

  13. Mobb Deep, son. And that’s fo Rhea!

  14. you live in that area? isnt that hang river? well the stage there looks like one thats in the river

  15. i think that MV is really awesome it is nice and funny like their personality :D
    hmm and i don’t think GD sings that bad…i actually really love his voice
    OMG TOP doing nothing but standing there looking all hot :D i think GD & TOP was like the one of the best ideas YG had…(sorry for my shitty english and this site is really amazing)

  16. dear Martina,
    i dont think that TOP is that handsome… He is just a korean and by that it also means that he might change his original face and whatsoever….
    As for me… i can proudly say that ur beloved husband SIMON is way hotttt…. sexyyyy…. and more handsome than TOP… not to mention hes cute!!!! Simon is so lucky to have everything that every man wants… if only he is not married i think i would like to introduce him to my sista… Martina…. =P

  17. Yes very hard to be a "G"-Dragon with a puppy in your video (lol okay that joke was lame) Anyway the puppy is GD's puppy he is also in the breath music video too.

  18. I just discovered your site and very much enjoyed this kpop monday section. I will take a look other videos, too. =)
    I am a Korean girl (a bit old for a "girl" T_T) living in NYC for many years, and you guys remind me of my awesome canadian english teachers back in Korea. Erg, I had so much fun with them.. It's sad that there's no way to find them now. I lost all contact info! ToT

    I just wanted to drop a comment and say Hi.
    I know this is not the latest post and there's a chance that you would miss it, but I am a HUGE GD&TOP fan. lol
    Thanks for the amazing site. will def come back!

  19. GD& Top, but only because I’m not a big fan of SNSD

  20. I just found out about this sight..Awesome reviews..haha..TOP hates dancing..He never danced until he got into YG and they forced him too.. I feel a strong bond of fangirl kinship for Martina..I'm also TOP-obsessed.I just had a dream last night of me taking care of TOP's dog, Charlie and him falling for me coz he likes my ass when I bent over to get a brush for Charlie..Wahahaha..Go figure..^_^

  21. Yay!!! “Knock Out” MV is awesome.. Yeah… i didn’t get it, this MV has been banned… They’re so ridiculous..
    oh Yeah… Thanks For review… love it!!

  22. GD & TOP <333333333

    haha, may i request for Baby Good Night? ^____^

  23. Amazing! thanks for this…. Knock Out is one the best videos i've ever seen ^^ and i really liked what you said about the book in the video… AMAZING!

  24. Please do "Shy Boy" by Secret for tomorrow's Music Monday! …. unless it's too late. xp

  25. duh. gd and top of course. i've watch visual dream. many people bragging about it's big budget intel whatsoever. i don't think that's the definition of great videos. but if many people still want to talk that, i think just seeing TOP standing and staring at the camera look's more expensive and luxurious than anything else. HOT TOP!!!!

  26. GD&TOP's Knock Out for sure!!! XD Visual Dreams is like the worst SNSD song EVER! ;O

  27. 아주 뻑뻑뻑뻑 뻑이 가요!
    GD&TOP forever! :D haha i vote for them
    lol snsd tries too hard to look 12 years old again
    aand request for one of seungri's new songs! preferably vvip :)

  28. GD & TOP gets my vote!!!

  29. Definitely GD&TOP! 9 pairs of legs, cute(!) girls and a cheesy song. Same old story. Well, even a video of T.O.P doing nothing but staring at the camera can overcome SNSD.

  30. GD & TOP forever!
    May I request Secret's shy boy? Thank you & rock onnnnn! ;D

  31. gd and top of course! their video really blows my mind unexpectedly. their videos are totally the definition of cool, awesome, and dorky but sexy. no idols have don't this kind of video before. great job GD and TOP and DIPLO. ssoo addicting

  32. GD and TOP knock out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Someone knows the real title of the "happy party music" ?
    This is so addictive ! :0
    I love Martina's dance too :p

  34. I Have to vote Girls Generation since that where my alliance lies but theyre not gonna with all these GD&TOP fans -kicks a fan- GET BACK!
    I think you guys should do Seung Ri's V.V.I.P

  35. I Vote for GD & TOP's knock out;) Sorry Simon n Yeh Martina:D
    Oh will u guys introduce the forthcoming "baby good night" n 'don't go home"?

  36. GD&TOP~ you could hardly find some rappers like them in 100 years~

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