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JYJ – In Heaven: Kpop Music Mondays

September 19, 2011

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JYJ is back! Woot! This song, though, is completely different than what we’re used to from JYJ. Our first experience with them was a really long time ago, when we reviewed “Ayy Girl“. That was, perhaps, one of our favourite reviews ever, with Junsu’s sexy man apron, eagle punching, Kanye’s “WHAT’S YO FRIEND’S ATTITUDE WHY SHE SO DAMN RUDE HAAA,” and – most importantly – JYJ Rolling down their sexy windows.

The video was epic. The song was epic. Our review was – in our hearts – epic. We loved JYJ from then on for giving us so much material to work with. They held a special place in our hearts since that review, and will do so forevermore.

And so, we were a bit worried when their new video came out. How could it possibly live up to our expectations? How could anything live up to Ayy Girl? “In Heaven” came out, and though it’s a really pretty song with a really good video to go with it, we’re still a little saddened. No aprons. No windows. No bananas. No Kanye. AYO SIMON I’MA LET YOU FINISH BUT AYYY GIRL WAS THE GREATEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME.

Roll Down Your Sexy Windows
Look at this gif and tell me you didn’t think about window rolling! Tell me!

What we’re feeling for this video, I guess, is similar to what we felt with Super Junior’s “Mr Simple.” Both are great songs and videos in their own respect. They don’t live up to the awesomeness of their older videos, and that’s unfortunately getting in the way of us liking it as much – though we’d definitely like the songs and videos if we could possibly tear ourselves from their context. “In Heaven” after all is a really nice song. It’s a ballad, which automatically turns Martina off, but she, too, can appreciate the song’s quality, even if she doesn’t like it. It’s not hyper produced and dependent on post-production. Three great singers just singing a great song. This song really showcases their raw talent and answers the question: can JYJ make it on their own? Yes, 100%, yes they can.

The only other thing that turns us off of this song (and this is only because of our personal preference and not because of video quality) is that it’s a freaking sad song, with a really freaking sad video. And, really, we’re not into freaking sad things anymore. We’re not sure why anyone is, for that matter. Take movies, for example: a long time ago, back when the two of us weren’t even engaged to be married yet, we watched “House of Sand and Fog.” We had heard it was a good movie, deep and profound and blah blah blah. What happened at the end of it, we won’t ruin it for you, but it was miserable. Miserable! We were sobbing, hugging our knees and crying, and our day was ruined. And all for what? We spent two hours of our short, short lives to intentionally make ourselves sad.

House of Sand and Crap

Rubbish. We put a ban on all sad things henceforth, and try to stick to it as much as possible. We’re happy people, and we’d like to keep it that way. Does that mean we’re blissfully ignorant of bad stuff happening around us? Not at all. It does mean, though, that sadness as an artform doesn’t speak to us anymore.

And so, this is another reason why we’re not too fond of “In Heaven” as a song and video. It’s about death. The girl dies twice. Junsu dies once. The sunflower dies as well. That dude who crossed the street more than likely died, too. It’s also about remorse, and not wanting to be apart, and other such stuff. No thank you. We’re not faulting JYJ for making the song and video, though. We just would like to politely decline. Give us more Sexy Car Window Rolling, less Deadly Car People Hitting.

Sooo…now that our rant is over, how about those pickles! Junsu…loves dem pickles. *cough* Ok no recovery. How about our silly bloopers? Yay!

Anyhow, if ballads are your thing, though, then you can’t go wrong with this song and album. Pick it up if you haven’t already and support JYJ. They need all the support they can get!!!! Check out the link below to get it:

JYJ

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  1. I  will pick in heaven ,, the song is full of emotions and it is one of the best ballads I have ever heard in my life besides it is based on a true story ,, for those who does not know,, jae wrote this song for his best friend that died when jj was in america,,, i seriously respect those 3 men and will always support them <3

    4 years ago
  2. ooh~~~ heehee~

    LOL at 2:00~ why did simon’s hand go ghostly~ o.O

    4 years ago
  3. wow Im suprised she managed to live for that long. She is very abset minded. congratz Simon and Martina for still making the review funny for such a sad music video.

    I like sad songs, and sad movies if there is comin relief in it. That’s why I always watch comedy when it comes to Korean dramas. I watched Cinderella’s sister once and it was so depressing I had to stop watching it. Man, im gonna stick with comedy.

    4 years ago
  4. I like the song and I like this review also. The best review for a while.
    I really liked:
    “Butt Shot” (even thouh I´m a guy I noticed it :)
    “Guard these with your life Spudgy”
    “That´s what all these blankets are for”

    Martina´s T-Shirt was amazing.
    And for the saddest song, definitely 2AM. I really like the song, I can listen to it again and again.

    4 years ago
  5. i think i pick 2AM
    i cry when i watched it…*hide*
    omg is that gain wallie at your lappy ahaha
    saw it

    4 years ago
  6. JYJ – In Heaven “Saddest song!!”

    4 years ago
  7. I think JYJ’s video is sadder. I dont wanna even think a life without Junsu.

    4 years ago
  8.  HAHA… I think your kitchen counter is being haunted by a ghost laptop ^^

    4 years ago
  9. Gosh, both vids were totally and equally sad… I assume, that since JYJ has probably bigger fanbase than 2AM, „In Heaven” will win, so I’ll vote for 2AM – hah, not only do I prefer 2AM, but also I would like to give those four JYP guys some chance. So – yes. Both equally sad, yet my vote goes to 2AM. 2AM!!!

    4 years ago
  10. hahahaha!!! I will pick… JYJ’s “In Heaven”… That song makes me cry like you guy don’t have idea… T^T

    4 years ago
  11. Since you asked for saddest video, i’ll have to say 2AM. Simply cause nothing is sadder than not being able to save his girlfriend & get to live with that regret for the rest of his life.
    If you meant the sadder song, then i’ll have to go with JYJ.  Yes…I am a fan of theirs.  But you have to admit that there is something about their voices that just pulls you into the world they have created.

    4 years ago
  12. Lisa Dee,
    agreed, some of my fav movies make me bawl like a baby: Edward scissorhands, Loveactually….

    I watched this filmclip twice in a row with eng subs and cried the whole way through both sittings! but I love it. I also love Junsu’s bum hurrrrrr :P

    PS people in dramas always have time to stare stupidly, but not have time to do anything. that;s just how they roll :)

    4 years ago
  13. Lisa Dee,
    agreed, some of my fav movies make me bawl like a baby: Edward scissorhands, Loveactually….

    I watched this filmclip twice in a row with eng subs and cried the whole way through both sittings! but I love it. I also love Junsu’s bum hurrrrrr :P

    PS people in dramas always have time to stare stupidly, but not have time to do anything. that;s just how they roll :)

    4 years ago
  14. I just think that there are times when everyone gets stupidly preoccupied and that’s when it’s possible to have an accident like that.  So it’s not totally unrealistic.  However, they should have sped the car up in the video so the girl doesn’t just stand there for so long looking like a deer in headlights (“no time to run, just time to talk about it…”)

    Re: sad movies or books.  There are times when I just feel the need to wallow in the crapulance – but I have to admit that it’s a good idea not to indulge that feeling too much. However, a ban on sad films would mean the removal of too many of my cherished DVDs (cases in point: The Third Man, Ran, Brief Encounter…)

    4 years ago
  15. I just think that there are times when everyone gets stupidly preoccupied and that’s when it’s possible to have an accident like that.  So it’s not totally unrealistic.  However, they should have sped the car up in the video so the girl doesn’t just stand there for so long looking like a deer in headlights (“no time to run, just time to talk about it…”)

    Re: sad movies or books.  There are times when I just feel the need to wallow in the crapulance – but I have to admit that it’s a good idea not to indulge that feeling too much. However, a ban on sad films would mean the removal of too many of my cherished DVDs (cases in point: The Third Man, Ran, Brief Encounter…)

    4 years ago
  16. awesome!!!

    4 years ago
  17. Dill schnitten? o.O

    for the german on the jar 1 out of 5^^

    4 years ago
  18. I guess I vote for 2AM this week. I haven’t seen that mv, but in my eyes, JYJ’s song isn’t as sad because they still end up together and nobody died alone subsequently abandoning their lover to wallow in their sadness. Just my thought…

    4 years ago
  19. bbuh simon, give marthina her food!

    4 years ago
  20. yay thanks so much for reviewing this mv, i was hoping it would be JYJ cos i love them<3 even though i kinda like b1a4 too:)  
    JYJ's was definitely sadder, i almost cried a few times watching the video! haha yeah im an emotional person….  anyways, u guys even managed to make me laugh about such a sad video!  good job:)

    4 years ago
  21. Was the laptop superimposed into the video, I think I saw Simon’s hand go all translucent-cy when he went over it hahaha. 
    Also, JYJ’s sadder – What could be sadder than one of DBSK’s members dying! And how hot was the shot of Su’s butt

    4 years ago
  22. you guys are an awesome couple.

    4 years ago
  23. Definitely 2AM’s ‘You wouldn’t answer my call’ =D Its so much sadder! 

    4 years ago
  24. I have to vote for JYJ this time… I loved the other, but JYJ almost had me in tears, and for a song/video to do that, is pretty rare.  You go, boys.

    4 years ago
  25. Just gonna restate what Yesungie ReXza said. The video and song are so depressing because it was a depressing situation. Having one of your best friends call you right before their suicide, and not being able to pick up the phone due to work? Yeah, I imagine it sits heavy on a person. As much as I’m not a fan of sad songs, this one actually has some meaning stronger than “oh, this girl left me for some guy, etc.” and I appreciate the sincerity of the song’s symbolism and lyrics.

    4 years ago
  26. Here is my explanation:
    1) There was a tiny crack in the street and her heel was caught up in it, rendering her immobile for those few seconds. 
    2) She had just finished watching 30 continuous episodes of the Incredible Hulk and probably thought that the car would not hurt her
    Anywho, the song is pretty good and the singer is great.

    Brown Eyed Girls release their new album on the 23rd, If you guys do not review it, I will call upon the ghost of Genghis Khan and sic him on you.

    PS: My vote goes to the girl with the bad traffic sense

    4 years ago
  27. You are 100,000% right about cars in Korea…I was only here a week before I figured out those two very important facts of life…  I haven’t been hit yet, but came dangerously close to loosing an elbow to someone’s side mirror. 

    On a more hilarious note–“Rufeed!”

    4 years ago
  28. “In Heaven” video is actually Jaejoong personal tribute to Winter Sonata’s actor Park Yong Ha that committed suicide. Yong Ha is a very close friend to Jaejoong and he was the last person that Yong Ha called before he committed suicide. and Jaejoong couldn’t answer because he was busy promoting. In Heaven wrote by Jaejoong expressing his regrets for not answering Yong Ha phone call.

    4 years ago
    • that is so sad. being close to someone who commits suicide is just devistating, and i can’t imagine how much worse it would feel being the last person contacted and not being able to answer.
      i guess writing about it is a good way to help get those feelings out.
      there’s too many suicides in korea! :(

      4 years ago
  29. why you no make fun of Junsu’s ass shot mooore? ;_;  or his running? lol
    but I love the review, I was seriously wonder how you would make lawls out of such a sad video. XP

    Also..JYJ is sadder.

    4 years ago
  30. I SAW GA-IN WALLPAPER AT THE BACK!! WOOTS!! BEG COMING BACK NEXT WEEK! YEAH! XD

    4 years ago
  31. I’m a hardcore JYJ fan, but i was kinda rooting for Bilasa. >: you zoom zoom heart! like a rocket! ;; 

    4 years ago
  32. 2AM’s MV is sadder):  Please review B1A4’s Beautiful Target next!(:  Oh my beautiful target, you zoom zoom my heart like a rocket~

    4 years ago
  33. Ohhh where can we see ur photoshoot?? 
    2AM <3 

    4 years ago
  34. I understand some of you guys’ point. In Heaven is a great song, there’s nothing wrong about it. The video is also beautifully shot, beautifully taken. But since there are two nice elements here, one seemed to overshadow the other, it’s really hard to appreciate both two nice aspects at the same time, when the two of them stand out in their own feet. 

    But props to Jaejoong to write this song, it’s a reallllyy nice song :)

    4 years ago
  35. heads up. this song was written by jaejoong because of his friend park yongha who committed suicide. makes it sadder doesnt it?

    4 years ago
  36. Don’t worry there’s still GET OUT ^O^

    4 years ago
  37. Rai

    Am still not watching the vid by you guys, S&M, as I decided to go through the text first.

    Oh well, okay, you guys don’t enjoy ballads, and the fact that it could bring your happy mood down, but as you said, the 3 have great voices, and the MV is actually a good one right? Even with such sad story line, it is good right? (Because I think that Mr. Simple’s MV is great just like that; simple).

    I am currently replaying this sing, trying to absorb myself into this song (as I am still stuck in my Neverland & Mr. Simple & A-Cha’s mood). COZ IMMA BALLAD SUCKER too (aside from enjoying some jolly good dance tracks)!!

    p/s: I have to say that when I see the link tittle at Twitter, my laughter just burst, out loud I tell you. “Junsu no longer loves banana, he loves pickle now”, yeah, ROFL.

    4 years ago
  38. I love how they chose to do a ballad :)
    & I’m a person who actually likes sad songs, I like arts which touch your emotions :D they leave a strong feeling. 

    4 years ago
  39. im with JYJ !!!

    4 years ago
  40. i hate to say im actually disappointed after thinking it was gonna be bilasa all morning

    4 years ago
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