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Kpop Music Mondays: TVXQ “Keep Your Head Down”

January 10, 2011


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Oh boy. GDTOP, MBLAQ, and TVXQ all released their videos on Wednesday last week. We had to choose one. We chose the one that got the most requests. So here we present to our our review of TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down.” To those of you disappointed, don’t kill us! There’s still next week! Or the week after!

Anyhow, we know that TVXQ’s comeback is quite big, especially considering the huge controversy and the split in the band. We reviewed JYJ’s “Ayy Girl” a while ago, and really liked their song, even if we didn’t like the video. Now, how does TVXQ fare, having only two members rather than three? Not bad at all. In fact, this song is really quite good. Simon’s a sucker for big trumpet sounds, and the chorus totally rocks. And, thankfully, they don’t have terrible CGI in their video, even though the fire explosion at the end was really cheesy. Like, whoa, a bit too cheesy. Otherwise, the video was quite good. So we’re asking you for the showdown this week which video/song you preferred: JYJ’s “Ayyy Girl” or TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down.”

Oh, that’s so cruel of us to ask for you TVXQ die hards, right? So we’re gonna try to exonerate ourselves with a giveaway. Usually, though, we’d buy our own CDs and ship them out ourselves, but we’re lucky enough to have the kind people at YesAsia.com and YesStyle.com volunteer to give the CDs away instead. And this time, we’re not talking about any small CDs here. We’re talking about the TVXQ Special First Press Limited Edition Album which comes with the CD, a photobook, photocards, and a poster. Shazam! And they’re giving away two of them! Double Shazam! So, you have two chances to win. First, for our YouTube subscribers, tell us what you think Max’s superpower should be (hopefully, one that isn’t lame, and one that better compliments U-Know time!). For our Twitter followers, simply press the “Share on Twitter” button above. That’s all. We’ll pick one subscriber and one follower next week and get in contact with you to get the CD super package shipped your way. Triple Shazam!

On a side note, we’re not sure where to include this, so we’ll say it here: whenever we review a Kpop video, we watch it lots of times. Lots and lots of times. Whenever we think of something to say about it, we pause the video and write down notes. This time, though, we happened to pause the video at a really odd moment, and couldn’t stop ourselves from laughing:

U Know Time!

Seems kinda funny, not so much because Yun Ho is having so much fun, but because of the expression of the two guys in the back. But then we got to doodling on the picture, and could barely contain ourselves. Hopefully no one will get offended by this and think that we’re being sacrilegious, because we know that the TVXQ fan group is very devoted. Anyhow, here’s what we came up with:

TVXQ Keep Your Head Down Fairy
TVXQ Leprechaun
TVXQ Swingset
TVXQ Bunny
U-Know Time 2

P.S. This one is our favorite :D If the fancy hits you to doodle something else on the original pic, please show us! We’re really amused by this kind of stuff :D

And, lest we forget, as always big thank yous go out to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for so kindly translating all of our videos into Korean. They’ve been translating all our videos for months now, and we’re really thankful. Lastly, if you don’t happen to be one of the two lucky winners, you can still support TVXQ and order a copy by clicking on the banner below :D



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  1. I like both songs!!! really!! ^_^ xD
    But… if i had to choose why to vote for any of the songs. Then… JYJ’s “Ayyy Girl” would be for the sound. Love theyr voices <3<3
    And HoMin's Keep Your Head Down for the dance… wish I could do something close to it ^_^

    I think Maxs power is so so… i don`t know… thath you just can`t show it on video!

    Thank you so much for making these videos… you make my mondays! B)

    10 years ago
  2. JYJ

    10 years ago
  3. The screen caps made my day lol
    Cannot stop laughing at the lucky charms one!

    Your guys are so awesome for the giveaway, too bad I'm not a TVXQ fan! Maybe more prizes are coming up? :D

    10 years ago
  4. The Max time thing is kind of mean><~ Well, yeah~in the video it's kind of lame that his super power is nowhere as cool as yunho but Max time still sounds cool to me!><
    VOTE: Ayyy Girl because K.Y.H.D is kind of…harsh to JYJ even with it's catchy beats- -//
    WIN CD: Max's power should be a high pitch voice that can destroy things! Sounds lame?? Anyway..because he has his legendary scream from Mirotic already that NO ONE could ever copy so I think that fits him best!^^
    My channel name in Youtube is orioluvjae and I'm subscribed to you!(somehow I can't comment on YT :[ )

    10 years ago
  5. Changminnie should so have the power of Ice, because he's Ice cool ahha see what I did thar, No okies I'll stop with the lame jokes :)
    Martina love the 'I guess, We shall not pass' and being a LOTR fan is not nerdy it's awesome :DD
    Also I vote for TVXQ :DDD

    10 years ago
  6. Hahaha the last pic is soooo funny ^^ I liked your review and I am a cassie. Thnx :)

    10 years ago
  7. ale

    I prefer jyj's song ayy girl!

    10 years ago
  8. Superpower for Max- water or something maybe… He could destroy Yunho and easily take his place, and the video would be dramatic LOL
    Of course DBSK!!!! TVXQ!!!! Whatever, but I died right after hearing it!!!

    10 years ago
  9. Review GD&TOP's "Knock Out" PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love you guys by the way, you are so cute & funny. <3

    10 years ago
  10. Soooooooo happy you guys made a review video. I was waiting for it since TVXQ released the digital single lol. As far as an awesome power for Max…..he should remain as the light but instead of a light bulb in his hand why not a lightning bolt? eh? eh? I think that would be cool!!

    The owl suits were……ok I could have done without them but Max and U-Know look so cute in them so I can let it slide…I guess.

    The line thats hard to figure out sounds like Max is saying "Now im just chillin, feel like im healin" , plus this line fits the context better

    As far as choosing between JYJ and HoMin………IDK………I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!! But from an unbiased point of view……and only considering the MVs "Ayy Girl" and "Keep Your Head Down"……..HoMin wins. Honestly, the graphics in "Ayy Girl" were a little too much for the song. Its almost distracting. I know they are capable of so much better.

    <3TVXQ <3JYJ AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST <3 Eat Your Kimchi!!!!!!

    10 years ago
  11. OKay, so TVXQ's song was pretty much epic (even though i love them both) so im gonna have to vote for Keep Your Head Down

    Yeah I have to admit those outifts were an odd choice, although they reminded me more of a giant moth, than an owl. Also, i looked up the lyrics and supposedly Changmin is saying "healin" although i totally hear "killin" (so i would vote "killin" even though im pretty sure its wrong, just because it sounds cooler)

    -and please do GDTOP's KnockOut for next week-oh yeah!!!!!!

    10 years ago
  12. You guys really should do GD&TOP's Knock out next time. PPPPPLLLLEEEEAAASSSSSEEEE~ >.< pretty please~

    10 years ago
  13. TVXQ – Keep your head down
    the song is still in my head xDDDDDDDD

    10 years ago
  14. Awesome Music Monday like everytime. I´m voting for Ayy Girl by JYJ, video is horrible but song is great.

    10 years ago
  15. Max Super power should be his high volume which he can roar everywhere he want.. some said that Max Changmin is Lord Voldamote! So it is just suit enough to put Max as someone who love to control everyone using his voice power! lolx :P

    "MAX ROAR" bwahahahah

    for me to pick between TVXQ and JYJ – I prefer JYJ if we talking about the song/music :) absolutely the Ayyy Girl have lots of meaning compare to Put your head down which somehow sound really bad and a bit negative. :)

    10 years ago
  16. Max Super power should be or ice control or water control, something that can fight with u-know power!
    Its the perfect mix! : D

    10 years ago
  17. That leprechaun is exactly what I was thinking.
    TVXQ/DBSK gets my vote because of the awesome beat in the song.

    10 years ago
  18. Wow this post requires me to think toooo much !! Or maybe its that Im overthinking it ?!?!

    I love both groups alot and wish the best for all of them. However I am a pretty realistic kind of person and it was very easy for me to know which song was the better. TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down !!

    The song KYHD is way better than Aye Girl because the rhythm comes together more easily, the beat is very catchy and the lyrics work a hella lot better. The only part of AG that I personally liked was the Ayyye Aye Girl swoon. All the other elements in that song just didnt quite connect to make a smooth song.

    10 years ago
    • Now for the KYHD video:

      1) It definately sounds like Changmin is sayin "Now Im just chillin, feels like Im killin"
      2) The "owl" suits…o0ooh mann!! the suits = UGH !!
      3) The black suits look awesome. I have to say I like U-Know's 1/ 2 on 1/2 off look better than Changmin's cape look but both are soo sexxy !!
      4) I totally see your point about U-Know vs Changmin. Is it because U-Know has always been the " leader " of the group that hes getting the better of the deal ?? Better hair, Better clothes, Better super power ?? :oP

      10 years ago
      • 5) This one might offend some: Even after reading about all the problems the group had with SM Entertainment, I still have to say that I think HoMin has the better deal, staying with SM, than JYJ did by going to another label. The music with SM is killer compared to JYJ's and the videos cant even begin to be seriously compared.

        Had I been a manager for JYJ I would have never EVER let them release AG. Its an embarrassment to the DBSK/TVXQ as a whole. The music components didnt fit, the video CGI and concept just plain sucked, having Kayne West did NOTHING for the song and the guys really truthfully did not look good in that video !! As I mentioned earlier, the only good part of AG is the simple phrase " Ayyye Aye Girl ". Thats pretty darn sad !!

        :hugs:: <3 them ALL !!

        10 years ago
    • Lol. That's awesome :D

      10 years ago
      • I'm happy you guys like it… I remember how funny it was the first time I saw the M/V I was ROFL :D

        I soo soo sooo soooo wanna win that CD because it's too expensive for me … if Europe fans (Romania) can participate too :s
        I really like both songs but i'll pick Homin(TVXQ) with Keep your head down only because it's still fresh ^_^

        As for Max time .. he's superpower I think it should have been SONIC SCREAM =Ability to generate vocal sounds of a higher amplitude than a normal human or MATTER INGESTION = Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.<3

        9 years ago
  19. I already commented on the youtube video, but I want to say something here aswell (this has no word limit xDDD).

    Anyways, as many people already pointed out, the lyrics go "healing". But I was deaf just as well as you guys at first, since it sounded so weird.

    As for the voting. Well, I chose TVXQ, but if there was no starting rap part in "Ayy Girl", it would have my vote then, as it sounded so horrible I ALWAYS skipped it cause it made feel sick from the horrible rapping.

    As for the outfits. Somehow I have to disagree. I acctually like how it looks on Yunho. It looks horrible on Max, but for some reason Yunho looks kind of cool in the close-ups with that owl outfit (probably because of the patch of fur and an open chest). Or it must be my weird taste.

    Anyways, I think I might get your attention here for the desktop of your latop? What is it? :D I wrote on youtube about it too. It looks like TVXQ from far away, but I can't really clearly see it from the video ;p

    P.S. comment about something totally different, since now requests are open again for next week. Is it just me, or does "Knock Out" by GD and TOP music video seem like the-morning-after-the-party-in-high-high-video? xDD

    10 years ago
    • It's a picture of SHINee's spread for (I think) Vogue magazine. It was from the cool set where they're pulling each other by the neckties. (FYI that's on Martina's laptop, of course)

      10 years ago
  20. I Love JYJ but KYHD is better. sinfffffffff

    10 years ago
  21. hahha, those pictures should have been included in the video xD

    10 years ago
  22. Note: Now I'm just chillin, feel like I'm "ILLIN"
    Like, I'm "ill"
    I think this makes the most sense xD

    10 years ago
  23. My first thought was to give Changmin the ability to reverse time and prevent the seperation of TVXQ, (cause i'mÿ a die hard 5 for ever fan!!) but I kinda figure EVERYONE would say that. So I would have to say his power would be vapokinesis. I mean when you think about it, Yunho's power is pyromancing so they would fit. And wouldn't end up accidently burning down their house or making the world explode. (I don't really wannaÿ die.)

    As for the showdown, I would have to say HoMin's 'Keep your heap down', altough I love JYJ's 'Ayy Girl', it wasn't the best song on their album (Empty was!) and 'Keep your head down' amazingly catchy…….now I feel bad…..ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH!! 5 FOREVER!!……..better ^_^.
    (I posted this on both Youtube and here because I wasn't sure where I was ment to.)

    10 years ago
  24. Max power should be lightning! i don't know why but i think lightning will look way cool with fire =]

    10 years ago
  25. Guys, you can't be serious. Of course, JYJ's Ayyy girl is better, it's more memorable and catchy. Even the video is like… *drooling…* Not the point, ehem. But I keep listening to HoMin's Keep your head down and the moment I turn it off, I can;t remember the melody, just those strange drums -_-' I end up humming HEY! from Mirotic album, it sounds so similar….

    As for Max's super power…. I think he should be able to raise his hand and do the Harry Potter thing – accio the rest of TVXQ and they would appear at the end and they would dance in an awesome way and it would be… well, awesome ^^' So yeah, bring back JYJ. Or at least Spudgy. Yeah, Spudgy in flames will do. :P

    10 years ago
  26. TVXQ's Keep your head down +)

    10 years ago
  27. TVXQ soooooooooooooooo hot!!!!!!!! You-knouw Yunho is my dream~

    10 years ago
  28. Max Superpower i think i have to choose the travil in time. i want Max to go back in time and stop all the SM problems so that TVXQ/DBSK would be together as one again and not being split. TVXQ/DBSK is my favorit kpop band and i don't want to choose between JYJ and DBSK thats why i can't pick a song eather i think they are great. but greatest together as one !. but Max has a power already he has a really really powerfull voice. ^^ keke many greetings from Denmark <3 praying to win ^.^

    10 years ago
  29. Hey more europeans! YEEEH! (Holland!)

    SIMON! i want that shirt! Lord a different kind of power for max! welll… out of the five he is the magnea…. So let's pretend they are still together…
    U-know = Fire
    Hero = Earth!
    Xiah = Air
    Micky = water
    then max should be = Aether (aka Space power) Check it out! —> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_%28classical_
    Scientiicly spoken… (i'm dislectic sorry about the spelling)

    BTW you make my mondays! i totaly live up to music monday…! (Geek i know!)
    Luv and kisses

    10 years ago
  30. I vote for TVXQ! I never liked JYJ.
    As for superpower: I will give him the power of water :D So now we have the fire power of destruction and the water power of healing :D
    Kisses guys, you're the best!!!

    10 years ago
  31. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN although i love junsu n yoochun!!!! but DBSK's song is more DAEBAK!!!!

    10 years ago
  32. KEEP YOUR HEAD although i love junsu n yoochun!!!! but DBSK's song is more DAEBAK!!!!

    10 years ago
  33. I wish they were always together, even so I still prefer the song of TVXQ, no JYJ.
    For the next week plz analyze the song of Infinite (but I dont think many people vote for them)

    10 years ago
  34. definitely TVXQ's Keep Your Head Down

    10 years ago
  35. I soo soo sooo soooo wanna win that CD because it's too expensive for me … if Europe fans (Romania) can participate too ^^
    I really like both songs but i'll pick Homin(TVXQ) with Keep your head down only because it's still fresh :D
    As for Max time .. he's superpower I think it should have been controlling water (because Yunho has fire) or THUNDERBOLT(electricity)

    10 years ago
  36. I´m starting to like Simon´s T-Shirts. They are really awesome and I´m wondering where do yu buy it :)

    10 years ago
  37. Awesome TVXQ!! Terrific!!

    10 years ago
  38. Yunho has better power cause he's the Leader duuuuuuh ;)

    TVXQ is better and I like to sing the keep your head down part walking my dog ^^, he is a very small Yorkshire terrier so…

    10 years ago
  39. review MBLAQ's CRY! That song is awesome

    10 years ago