This week we review Ayyy Girl by JYJ. Let’s start off by saying that the song is really good. We’ve been singing it a lot. Really! We do like the song! But, whoa, the video is a totally different story.

For those that don’t know, JYJ is a group made up of three members from the most popular boy-band in the world TVXQ/DBSK, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. They’ve got more fans than there are people on the planet, and we’re totally worried about saying something to offend the fan girls. As soon as the video came out we received boatloads of requests to review this video. So here goes:

The video is really disappointing. “Mirotic” in 2008 was one of the best videos of the year. This falls really flat compared to that video. A lot of this video is about them dancing around while everything’s collapsing around them in terribly rendered CGI. And then there are odd shots of them jumping in and punching the sky. Then there are these weird frame-lagging solo dance sequences. And there’s so much thunder and eagle screaming in the video that you can barely hear the song. Bahhh!

The video probably would have been awesome if it was released ten years ago. Now, with the standards we’re used to, the video was so bad that it was distracting. Also, if Kanye West was rapping in the song, why isn’t he in the video? Slow motion running and sliding over a rap sequence is just odd, especially if it’s done by people other than the rapper himself.

Really, it would have been better if they had just sang in an empty room, sitting on stools and looking serious. One of them could even be singing shirtless for all the fan girls out there! Or they could have filmed a club scene! Those never get old! Let’s get a busy club and one of the members of JYJ walking in slow motion up to a girl (not running up to her and tripping in slow motion) and then they sing to her. That’d be better than this. We understand that they’re trying to make it on their own now, but, really – this video just seemed a bit rushed and not all too well thought out.

Anyhow, at least what we can say is that filming the video this was really fun! Simon’s got bruises now after doing something like five takes of the slow motion run and trip scene. Not so fun. Martina insisted on the apron scene, and Simon apologizes profusely for it. We’ve got a couple of bloopers we’ll put up on our Facebook page tomorrow, so check em out! Also, we’ll announce the winners of the Girls’ Generation Hoot CD giveaway on Facebook tomorrow as well. Finally, big thanks to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subtitle translations! They’ve been really great :D

JYJ ( JEJUNG / YUCHUN / JUNSU ) - The Beginning (New Limited Edition)
  1. I seriously just laughed so hard I cried.

  2. Oh my god. I just stumble upon this video few minutes ago, never watch it before. LMAO!! Made me think of the botched sequences in Xena Warrior Princess. It’s hilarious! Great piece of anthology : an example of what not to do in a Kpop video… They’ve really take the “hey girl” to another level. And Kanye, pshhhh, really?

  3. i actually vote for JYJ. The question was not which one was the worst video, it was who make the better greek Gods. To me without question is JYJ. They are gorgeous, they make better Gods.

  4. that's no fair of a question :( JYJ/DBSK with their biggest fan club around the world vs. SHINEE? hahaha oh well I'm a sworn shawol so I'm choosing SHINee, also I think they do look more like gods than JYJ *e.g. Jonghyun and his furry overcoat thing~* and the wings OH WOW ;) hehehe well I'm done BS-ing haha

  5. Ha! Yes, that is a Hite can. Allow us to say, though, that he did not drink any of it! It was just for show :D

  6. Ha! We get a lot of our shirts from Threadless.com and BustedTees.com. We're starting to run low on supply, so we're about to get some more :D

  7. Ha! No giveaway this week. We'd love to do a giveaway every week. Maybe in the future…

  8. Due to all the requests we've been getting for Music Mondays, we've set up a special page to get them all in one place: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/requests/

  9. Kanye wasn't totally terrible, but his singing was just hilarious. Whatever happened to autotune? He needed it badly!

  10. Thanks Sirona! That's so nice of you to say :D

  11. Yes! We were also thinking about Peter Griffin. Didn't want to make it that long though :D

  12. SHINee!!!! <3
    I love TVXQ/JYJ but…. I just can't get over this music video…. I was laughing so hard watching it, I can't take it seriously! Plus they featured Kanye West 8(

  13. I love the grammar lesson part. Just cracked up lol. As for the voting I don't know either group so not voting.

  14. I'm definitely voting for SHINee with Ring Ding Dong. I was totally confused with the Ayyy Girl concept. O_O

    LOL at the 'rolling down your sexy window'. I love how you guys interpret the dance moves.

  15. It's obvious, SHINee!!!!
    I don't like the song and the video of JYJ, sorry.
    And YES!!! I want a review of Co-Ed's "Too Late", please pleae please.
    Sorry if I make a mistake in my English :P
    Thank you very much ;)

  16. I liked the Shinee video more….
    I believe they weren't rolling down a car window but using their giant egg beater as a weapon against the girl. It goes with the apron.
    Also Kanye West, as usual, wasn't in his right mind. Remember the Taylor Swift incident?

  17. I think SHINee has the better video ( though I am loving this song at the moment) . . . Here is a random question for you two, Do you watch dramas? or any korean TV shows in general?

  18. Hahah OMG i laughed so hard!
    I'm voting for Shinee!

  19. I'm voting for Ring Ding Dong too! The dance move in Ayyy Girl scares me a bit… As for Ring Ding Dong, after watching the video you made about it, I can't stop laughing every time they sing the 'elastic, elastic…' part ;]
    Anyway, my vote is for Shinee!

    they are a newly debuted group and their mvs are

    too late http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BO1C1ebNI
    and bbiribbom bberibbom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07DkUyMUXek

    plz do a kpop music mondays on them
    and my vote goes to shinee

  21. This was awesome!! I love it! I was laughing so hard I was crying! I honestly do not like this MV, but I LOVE, let me repeat LOVE JYJ. So as for who is better as a greek god: SHINee. Sorry JYJ. Love you, think you're hot as hell, but no.

  22. I love DBSK but not this vid-Vote goes to SHINee!!!!!

    -also, love the comment about how 'only gods can dance on water'-haha

  23. Yup! Read it there as well. And, yeah, it's kinda too bad that they might have trouble making it in America, especially with a video like this. They've still got a much better chance than most bands, though.

  24. I have been rooting for JYJ to have success in the US because…well, okay, I'll admit, because they're just so pretty. But this video is an embarrassment. I was totally baffled–who is advising them? Does this person know anything about US audiences? Because if they release this in America, I think it will be an epic fail.

    Even though I think JYJ are totally hot, I have to vote for Shinee because this video is just so very bad.

  25. SHINee's video is way better than JYJ!!!

  26. We were kinda worried about that, too. Is this going to be released in the US, though? I'd be worried if it was. I just read an article today how this is one of the 10 worst Boy Band videos of all time. Yikes!

    • We hope CJEs and Prain read the fans' feedbacks and won't release it in the US. I hope they make another one. TT_TT Even the concept of Justin Bieber's Baby is better than this one. The article about the video really pained me but it's the truth. Even us fans know that the video is bad. We wanted more than this.

  27. SHINee's Ring Ding Dong, because only gods can dance on water. :)

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