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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. JYJ `s in heaven is sad because it has a sad meaning behind it. Jaejoong wrote this song fro his memorie  to his friend who get suicid. when Jaejoong was in the US. Maybe to show when i can i would go back to the past.. but your video was awesome. thank you !! and yeah there can do it without SM.E

    7 years ago
  2. LMAO ILU GUISE.
    Now I know the sunflower has gone with Jihyo & Junsu to heaven too….on top of a mountain.
    & I was rofl-ing at the shoes part :p
    <3

    Also votewise: In Heaven MV :D

    7 years ago
  3. 2am!!

    7 years ago
  4. Seulong’s acting was just heartbreaking in that MV, I actually cry when I watch that video. Definitely 2AM!

    7 years ago
  5. Great review! So damn funny… Now, I’m afraid next Music Monday is going to be about JYJ’s Get Out new mv which is danceable and great!…
    As for the saddest mv, my vote goes to 2AM’s…

    7 years ago
  6. Simon, are you losing weight? You look thinner. Great review! Martina, you are so cute as always
    2AM’s was by far the saddest. Like you, i got distracted from junsu’s butt shot than their apparent death-by-car. very unnecessary.

    7 years ago
  7. I love the Time-Traveler’s Wife! I cried at the end too!

    7 years ago
  8. I LOOOOOVED reading The Time Traveler’s Wife! so Amazing!!! but I cried a loooottttt XD

    7 years ago
  9. Best Blooper ever!

    7 years ago
  10. Okay loled so hard while watching this. All of your complaints about the girl and video were so funny cause really if you had any common sense you’d know that everything the girl did was so like wtf are you doing moments. 

    7 years ago
  11. JYJ defo was sadder Y-Y 

    7 years ago
  12. I sincerely blame you guys for making me burst out laughing in the middle of a very serious meeting [ok, it wasn’t that serious, and it was my fault watching youtube at the wrong time, but what can I do? I love this show too much, and I was bored xD~~]
    But seriously, pickles?! That was gold!
    And the Take-one-freaking-step-back has been on my mind since my very first car-hitting-people-right-in-their-face scene, so, thanks for nailing it.
    Overall, you guys are cool! *thumbs up*

    7 years ago
  13. Im going to start reading The Time Traveler’s Wife once i get it from the library~ 

    7 years ago
  14. May

    JYJ – In Heaven  : especially since this song is written by Jaejoong for his friend Park Yongha, it’s sadder as the storyline here describes the longing to rewind back time to be able to do something to prevent Yongha’s death. :`((

    7 years ago
  15. I love this review! :D And I’m lovin’ the Brown Eyed Girls teaser photo of Ga In as the wallpaper of the comp~ >.> I hope that’s her, or else I’m an idiot, ahahahaha XD Dude, Simon! Your hand is transparent at 4:45! :O I freaking love Martina’s yelling at the girl about how she should know how Korean drivers are XD I never noticed how many pickles were in his fridge until you brought it up to light O.O That’s a lot of pickles. O.O Awwwwww, Martina! I should buy you cheese ramen, aha ha ha! :3 Thanks guys for entertaining fans almost every day! :D

    7 years ago
  16. Really liked the review…by the way hilarious bloopers! XD

    7 years ago
  17. Couldn’t take the “I’m going to valiantly try to save my girlfriend from the brink of death” scene seriously because of Duckbutt. 

    I do love this song, it’s absolutely gorgeous (ballad sucker right here) – but as far as music videos go, 2AM’s takes it for me. Seulong’s acting was really heart-wrenchingly convincing, I actually teared up *__*

    7 years ago
  18. IT’S JYJ BABY
    i hope next week you can do GET OUT

    7 years ago
  19. J

    definitely in heaven mv is sad sad sadder…. :(

    7 years ago
  20. My vote is for 2AM’s You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls. The 2AM video is heartbreaking where as this video….it just didn’t do it for me.

    7 years ago
  21. JYJ all the wayyyyy

    7 years ago
  22. I vote for JYJ.  

    7 years ago
  23. I vote for JYJ. Although I really didn’t understand why they both had to die in the end! As much as I love JYJ, honestly, the main reason I vote for JYJ is that I haven’t seen the 2AM video and I don’t really want to spend 5 minutes finding and watching something that is obviously really really sad.

    lol love the bloopers. Cheese ramen! :D

    7 years ago
  24. i vote JYJ 

    7 years ago
  25. my votes for JYJ because this song was written by Jaejoong for his close friend that committed suicide and it’s just a damn good song 

    7 years ago
  26. I would have to say: 2AM, because of how no matter what he does he can never get her back. he can’t even go back in time to save her. also i think that his grief over losing her was really believable.

    7 years ago
  27. JYJ
    it was sooo nice
    the song it’s on replay

    7 years ago
  28. vote JYJ..Just love their song!!!

    7 years ago
  29. COWBOYS

    7 years ago
  30. im so sad that only junsu is on the MV.. i wanted to see jaejoong :(

    7 years ago
  31. rj

    Seriously guys, you just keep getting better and better. Thank you for the laughs. Awesome way to finish my birth day.
    ps Martina should get her cheese ramen.

    7 years ago
  32. haha! lol, my brother’s birthday is August, 21st….

    7 years ago
  33. OMG. Do a review of JYJ’s Get out mv, too! Please?

    7 years ago
  34. In my opinion The House of Sand and Fog is the most depressing film ever made.  I also felt totally wrecked after seeing it.

    7 years ago
  35. You two seriously make my day every Monday. Thank you! In return I will buy a Viva la Spudgy shirt…when I get paid :)

    7 years ago
  36. NOW GET OUT GET OUT…

    7 years ago
  37. Of course they have awesome harmonizing skills… it would be more awesome if they were still with changmin and yunho. WHY DID TVXQ HAVE TO BREAK UP!!!??? WHY JESUS WHYYYY!!!??? * cries uncontrollably for hours *

    7 years ago
  38. I vote for JYJ

    7 years ago
  39. LOL…I love the Ga In desktop photo…let’s get some BEG Sixth Sense MV love 

    7 years ago
  40. My vote goes to David Bowie in the Labyrinth. TIGHT PANTS OI!

    7 years ago