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Kpop Music Mondays: GD&TOP “Knock Out”

January 25, 2011


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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!



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Kpop Music Mondays: GD&TOP “Knock Out”


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  1. I choose SNSD for the Intel video. Visual dream.

    5 years ago
  2. Top can sing look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foBKR00N1H8 ~!~!~!~!
    I do not understand why they never have him sing ><
    I can never pick a girl band over TOP, so I guess it has to be knockout ^_^
    Oh and do one of Seungri's new MVs next week please

    5 years ago
  3. Ana

    GD&TOP all the way XD
    That SNSD video was a fail….

    I think the dog on their vid is GD's puppy!

    Anyway, I actually do love GD's different colour eyebrows :p

    5 years ago
  4. GD & TOP dahh!! Sorry Simon~

    5 years ago
  5. I'm voting for SNSD because their clothes didn't make my eyes hurt. Seriously, it was like bad eighties exploded all over GD&TOP.

    5 years ago
  6. So i guess simon must have seen 8 miles or, a fan of mobb deep.
    yes sir i'm a huge fan of the song ,shook ones part 2.
    it goes like
    livin' the life that of diamons and guns
    livin' life like there's no damn rules,

    5 years ago
  7. GD&TOP. I can't wait for them to release their mvs for Baby Good Night and Don't Go Home.

    5 years ago
  8. well I heard that T.O.P just can't dance. simple as that. I don't care thou, he's perfect anyway.
    this week only Jungmin (from SS501) MV is coming into my mind. but I don't think it would be funny to review. oh wait, there's still (kinda old now) Infinite "BTD" MV :D yeah, please do this one :)

    5 years ago
  9. GD is so cute but my vote its foor SNSD!!!!

    5 years ago
  10. DAEBAK !!!
    Shout-my-heart-out-cuz-I-love-the-comment-below the video !!! Regarding all this k-ban-broadcasting madness,it's about time they come into their senses and stop being soo ridiculous !!!
    As for the voting part,would it be a surprise if i say : GD&TOP,baby,baby !!!
    Till next MOnday ●๋:

    5 years ago
  11. GD & TOP……………

    5 years ago
  12. Yay!! Finally GD+TOP…even though I must admit I was thrilled TVXQ got their mv reviewed first (Im a Cassie, hehehe), I also wanted a review for Knock Out.

    P.S. The song Simon was rapping was Mobb Deep – Shock ones part 2

    5 years ago
  13. What an mind-blowingly awesome HOORAY Edition!! I just have to say, the puppy in the video isn't just ANY puppy but GD's Gaho and he's about year and a half now :)

    When 2NE1 was working with will.i.am, he played around with his Segway so YG got couple of them for his company too :D

    GD&TOP all the way, and please please please review Seungri next week! <3 Love you guys & Spudgy :]

    5 years ago
  14. YAY PANDA!
    me so happy when me watchy this clippy… *nod nod*
    anyways… tnx for the review I've been waiting for…
    and also… is there a need to ask?… of course I would vote for GD&TOP… lolz…

    5 years ago
  15. I vote GD&TOP (sorry Simon) and thanks for this Music Monday!^^

    5 years ago
  16. GD & TOP's KNOCK OUT!!!

    5 years ago
  17. Yeah…double post…
    Sistar “How Dare You”-BANNED?!?!?WHY??

    5 years ago

    5 years ago
  19. I vote GD&TOP (sorry Simon) and thanks for this Music Monday!^^

    5 years ago
  20. Gd & Top fa sure. Next week Seungri or Piggy Dolls Trend.

    5 years ago
  21. Your earrings and braces*love,love*
    Korea have snow…Bulgaria have snow -.HORAY <3 *big silly smile*
    0:21-1:00 Asians:'What is she doing?"-"Dunno"-"Aigoo,I don't understand women but i totally don't understand white women…"xDDD where is all asians btw?
    "Shazam"-Martina ,u Do't say it correctly, leave this job to Simon :3
    I like bubble wrap scene 2.And yeah…TOP is smarty pants (xD) he love literacy.
    Simon's "Good for u"-give me the creeps X.x

    Why suprisinglyyy…MBLAQ was sooo superb-cool-wet-witout umbrellas-smexy!!!Awww *fan girl*
    SNSD-i hate the song soo i hate the clip 2 xD*evil*

    For next…mmm…lets seeee…
    1.Park Jung Min(SS501) “Not Alone“
    2.Seungri(BIGBANG) “VVIP” or "WHAT CAN I DO"
    Um…Martiner,Martina 1,2,Not Martina 1,2->ROFL!

    P.S yeeee i have more characters here…BAD youtube!!!

    5 years ago

    they totally just recruited a whole slew of people into being fans of a Kpop artist, if not the rest of Kpop, with that song. screw SNSD. (lol jk, i actually like SNSD, but that song gets on my nerves. bleh)


    (sorry for commenting twice, i posted the first one while the video was loading)

    5 years ago
  23. you guys are really amazing.. i love your videos… definitely GD & TOP yeah!!!! grettings from Mexico!!!

    5 years ago
  24. GD TOP!! Simon, your video is boring.

    5 years ago
  25. Gd &Top!!!!

    5 years ago
  26. Yes, finally…!!!!! I've been waiting for these Music Monday episode for 2 weeks and now it's here..!!! Yeiiii…!!!!
    My vote definitely goes to GD and TOP..!

    So funny the part of the requests: Marteena, martiner, not martina 1…. hahahahaha XD

    5 years ago
  27. Hi guys! I must say i loved when Martina did the whole hooray sequence and dubbed over Simon's part with all GD&Top praise, very very cool. Thank you for featuring them on Music Mondays. I totally vote for GD&Top over SNSD anyday.
    I also want to request a song to feature: the new Seungri song "V.V.I.P.", just more Big Bang love.
    Thank you! :D

    5 years ago
  28. Sorry Simon, but I gotta go with Martina's pick! GD & TOP FTW~!

    5 years ago
  29. GD&TOP …HOT<3

    5 years ago
  30. GD&TOP. Like there's another choice?!?!?!?

    5 years ago
  31. this has GOT to be an awesome day. you're reviewing Knock Out, AND i finally found a place to watch Nineteen starring TOP and Seungri today. xD WIN!!!!

    anyway, yay for finally reviewing this!!!!! i'm totally with Martina, this totally shoulda been done last week (no offence to MBLAQ fans).

    also, did ya'll see diplo's response to this? he did the beats for this song. http://maddecent.com/blog/gd-and-top-knock-out

    it's actually kinda funny, especially when you read the comments from people who have no idea who they are. a bunch of them are now interested in Kpop xD

    5 years ago
    • Cool! Thanks for the link :D We've liked Diplo for a while now, since his work with M.I.A. We saw GD&TOP mention him a couple of times in this video, and thought that he might have made the beat, but weren't sure. Makes sense now!

      5 years ago
  32. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT ENOUGH TIME TO TYPE AS MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS AS I WANT!!

    And, I'm going with GD&TOP on this one. SNSD is kind of a snooze fest.

    5 years ago
  33. Hmmmmmm…..that's a tough one. Don't be angry at me Simon and Martina but they were both a bit hard to watch. Maybe it's because I'm old.
    *GD & TOP….GD has a Don King Hairstyle and trying to mix it with Boy George makeup. Did Playboy pay for their clothes?
    *SNSD…..Female Androids? Animated blow-up dolls? Not their best work.
    Can't make up my mind about which one….
    What I liked the most was Martina's jumping all through the neighborhood. Can I vote for that?

    5 years ago
  34. I think Simon is just jealous of TOPs manly dancing and all round manliness. Who else could ride an invisible motorbike and look sexy? Only TOP, thats who! I vote GD&TOP of course~

    5 years ago
  35. Oh Em Gee.I have to celebrate that too. -Visual firework&confetti-
    My vote goes to GD&TOP. (:

    5 years ago
  36. Yay!! It finally uploaded! I've been checking the website every 5 minutes since I woke up. Well almost.
    I love TOP but his dancing does need a little help…

    And I'm with Martina: GD&TOP!!! :-)

    5 years ago
  37. GTOP- KNock OUT FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  38. GD&TOP duh!!

    5 years ago
  39. I'm glad you guys finally reviewed this video. :) Loved Martina doing the fan girl spazzing and hijacking the mic when Simon was talking lol. Oh dunno if Martina knows but the guys did "Night After Night" and it's up on DailyMotion (the first five parts). It's really good. :) And yeah Top isn't a dancer lol. I believe he used to get yelled at by choreographers in their training/debut days lol. And the puppy is GD's baby Gaho. He's adorable. You can see him in 2ne1 tv season one. Or just go to Youtube and type in "G-Dragon Gaho" and you can find him. He's adorable. As for the ending question it's tough cause I like both but I'm going to go with GD/Top for my vote even though I'm liking the SNSD song "Visual Dreams."

    5 years ago