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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. the most annoying thing about watching your videos is i have to watch the video you’re reviewing before watching yours whether i’m interested or not. 

    8 years ago
  2. My 50 year old Korean Mom knows you guys. I asked her how does she know you guys since she doesn’t have a computer and  know English very well., She replies, “of course I know” like I’m crazy or something.

    8 years ago
  3. Vote for 2AM…OMG SO SAD!!! hvbdnxdfvfsdb. Many tears have been happening

    8 years ago
  4. Lol I totally think about the window roll w/ that gif. XD

    8 years ago
  5. thx for reviewing the MV…this is my 1st comment, i just started visiting this site couple of weeks ago, and i enjoy your site so much =)
    i do love the song, and idk, maybe i’m bias as JYJfans, or maybe because i also know the story behind the song (Jae wrote the song for his bestfriend, Park Yong Ha who commit suicide June last year. JYJ was in USA that time. PYH called jae 2 days before he die and ask where he was, and since jae was in US, PYH then made a promise for them to go for drinks/eat when Jae back in korea, but 2 days later, PYH commit suicide). watching this MV kinda reminding me of it. there’s one time Jae was asked about PYH n his deatch, and it seems that JAe kinda blame himself for not noticing smthg wrong with PYH and for not being there for him when he was depressed (jiHyo scene before she kill herself). it seems he thought, ‘just if i have one more chance, then i will do this/that to make him happier, to be there for him’. call me over imagining things, but actually i can understand the meaning of the song and connect with the mv =)
    i was one of those who asked you guys to review In Heaven. sorry, i dont know that u guys dont really digging ballad song. it just i kinda hope u guys can hear the amazing harmony the boys have in this beautiful song =)
    but, i love your review, the scene infront of elevator cracked me up, lol, and wow, u guys even so detailed about the pickles, lol…
    i enjoy your review, and i really found it fun. esp coz i know, u guys didnt do it for making fun or degrading the quality of the song, and for that i thank you =)
    maybe next week you can review Get Out by JYJ too? its not a ballad and i really want to know what do u think abput the song, and the mv too ofc =)
    thx u and sory for a very long comment n a very bad grammar/spelling. english isnt my 1st languange =)

    8 years ago
  6. Ha Ha you said you wouldn’t return my calls!

    8 years ago
  7. I vote for JYJ

    8 years ago
  8. 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 *

    8 years ago
  9. 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*

    8 years ago
  10. JYJ defo was sadder Y-Y 

    8 years ago
  11. 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. 

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

    8 years ago
  13. 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. :`((

    8 years ago
  14. 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 *__*

    8 years ago
  15. Really liked the review…by the way hilarious bloopers! XD

    8 years ago
  16. 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

    8 years ago
  17. Best Blooper ever!

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

    8 years ago
  19. 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

    8 years ago
  20. 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

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

    8 years ago
  22. 2am!!

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

    8 years ago
  24. 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.

    8 years ago
  25. 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…

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

    8 years ago
  27. J

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

    8 years ago
  28. 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.

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

    8 years ago
  30. COWBOYS

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

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

    8 years ago
  33. NOW GET OUT GET OUT…

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

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

    8 years ago
  36. vote JYJ..Just love their song!!!

    8 years ago
  37. JYJ
    it was sooo nice
    the song it’s on replay

    8 years ago
  38. JYJ all the wayyyyy

    8 years ago
  39. I vote for JYJ.  

    8 years ago