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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. TVXQ! ''Ayy Girl" was catchty but "keep your head down" just seemed to flow better.:p

    9 years ago
  2. ah you guys just make my day~~ :DD
    and martina you win 5 points in my book, lord of the rings can be cool right?
    haha (:

    anyways~ as much as i love jyj… i'd have to say i love homin more.. ><
    hey i can't help it asjsa;jf

    thanks so much for being so awesome!! ^^
    can't wait for next week~~

    9 years ago
  3. I want max to have a power to turn in to spudgy! cause spudgy is the cutest dog I've ever seen and I would carry him all day long! ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹

    9 years ago
  4. My tuesday(yeah Its tuesday now) haa becomen better, as for the showdown i think tvxq keep tour head down is better, the best comeback of THE year till shinee comes back(shineestan here). A superpower for max,truly i dont know all i can think of is water or sound as his voice is magical, or something that can express his snarkiness,
    Anyway make my montage more brightley!!

    9 years ago
  5. Seduce people with your eyes……..You could say i have a couple of ideas.

    (i just really really want that cd)
    XDDDDDDDD

    9 years ago
  6. Make weird sounds come from unknow locations to piss people off.

    9 years ago
  7. The ability to sweat deodorant.

    9 years ago
  8. Max's power would have to be able to freeze time so if the earth really was going to blow up he could get far away. Say maybe…..i dont know……SPACE!!!!! (or you could just kill the guy) Whatever you want X)

    9 years ago
  9. Ana

    It’s the first time I watch one of your videos and all I can say is… Guys, you’re great!
    About the video/song… I love both songs, but I had to choose, I’d picked up Ayyy Girl song and Keep your head down video. xDD

    mmm and Changmin’s power… I think he should have the power of water, water vs. fire…. water wins, of course!! but not any power… I was thinking about something like Squirtle from pokemon… something like “water gun” or “thunderbolt bubble” (is it said that way? sorry for my horrible English!)..

    Great job! From now, I’ll follow you in both twitter and youtube!

    9 years ago
  10. I like the comeback of JYJ, I'm sorry HoMin but JYJ is awesome! I love their voices, It's true the video is horrible! but the song is cool… The power that could be have Max was have water and ice powers! the super power to freeze water with a blow!
    Thaks for the video guys! you are awesome!

    9 years ago
  11. JYJ-Ayyy girl! :D

    9 years ago
  12. I love JYJ comeback, JYJ !

    9 years ago
  13. So hard! I pick TVXQ keep your head down. I dont like the kanye section of Ayyy girl.
    Im srry JYJ!! I still love you!!!

    9 years ago
  14. ahh so glad you guys decided to review this video :D you totally made my monday. and i agree about the lame superpower, changmin is totally my bias so i definitely feel hes got sexy, hot, charisma and fire would have been totally appropriate for him and instead they gave it to leprechaun yunho but i won’t hate because he’s hot too lol.
    as for what max’s replacement superpower should be, water sounds as equally lame as light to me. i mean, what can he do except douse yunhos fire? i dont think it fits well with the whole concept of their comeback blowing up the earth. you also said it should relate to yunhos awesome fiyah power, so im having a hard time picking something, BUT i do know that max’s (super sexy super super super sexy) scream is well known, and can possibly shatter glass. so how about having his scream be glass shattering? they could have him in oh i dont know maybe a room full of mirrors (where you see his hotness from every angle xD ) and then at one of the major parts where he belts out a high note have it all shatter around him. then at the end when they high five and yunhos fiyah destroys the world max’s glass shards can just emphasize that effect? just a suggestion, and i reallyyyyyy want that cd :D

    9 years ago
  15. Kai

    Max’s power should be ice, because he’s so cool! :D:D

    & I vote “TVXQ”‘s Keep Your Head Down!

    MBLAQ’s Cry for next week please :D

    9 years ago
  16. ahh so glad you guys decided to review this video :D you totally made my monday. and i agree about the lame superpower, changmin is totally my bias so i definitely feel hes got sexy, hot, charisma and fire would have been totally appropriate for him and instead they gave it to leprechaun yunho but i won't hate because he's hot too lol.
    as for what max's replacement superpower should be, water sounds as equally lame as light to me. i mean, what can he do except douse yunhos fire? i dont think it fits well with the whole concept of their comeback blowing up the earth. you also said it should relate to yunhos awesome fiyah power, so im having a hard time picking something, BUT i do know that max's (super sexy super super super sexy) scream is well known, and can possibly shatter glass. so how about having his scream be glass shattering? they could have him in oh i dont know maybe a room full of mirrors (where you see his hotness from every angle xD) and then at one of the major parts where he belts out a high note have it all shatter around him. then at the end when they high five and yunhos fiyah destroys the world max's glass shards can just emphasize that effect? just a suggestion, and i reallyyyyyy want that cd :D

    9 years ago
  17. I try to post on youtube and it never seems to work:( I am a subscriber though.
    I vote for killin’, although, clearly, spuggie would be the best answer! tvxq’s song is better. Sorry Jyj, kanye west was a bad move. Max’s super power should have been expanded. They set the stage for his power to bee cool when he was carrying the ball of light. the next scene should have been shooting them like little mini lasers from his fingers.

    9 years ago
  18. I'm so glad you didn't ask which MV is better… hahahaha! I will have a heartattack if THE obvious wins. haha
    As for the songs, I love the chorus as well!! It's so awesome!! But the fact is the rap part is kind of disappointing… I'm saying something that I shouldn't say here… I miss Yuchun's rap…
    I think both songs and pros and cons, but I will vote for JYJ's Ayyy girl since they are finally venturing into something different! No SMP for me anymore~~ I want to hear a greater variety of song genres!

    Last but definitely not the least… THANK YOU A MILLION!!! for producing this video! I've been waiting for this since Wednesday! Was trying to find my name from the list but clearly I even couldn't remember which name I sent the request under!

    9 years ago
  19. I love that screen shots! <3 I hope you'll do GD&TOP's knock out soon ^^

    9 years ago
  20. Changmin's superpower should be the ability to conjure up food whenever he wants cause he's a growing boy and it's perfect for when no one wants to get off the couch.

    I prefer TVXQ's song for obvious reasons but had it been a fashion contest, JYJ would've won. -___- Couch boho print suits…what was SM thinking?

    9 years ago
  21. I liked TVXQ's Keep Your Head Down more :)

    9 years ago
  22. I agree with Simon, I like the horns…I guess I'm a..HORNDOG TEEHEE! I vote TVXQ's has the better comeback song.

    9 years ago
    • Ha! We almost called it the "Horny Edition" because of the horns, but thought that might have been distasteful…

      9 years ago
  23. I just saw I forgot to vote. While I love me some JYJ I'll have to say I liked DBSK's song better. I'm definitely listening to it a lot more. I'm totally raping the repeat button on their mv lol. It's just a great song. JYJ wasn't bad but eh this song is just way better.

    9 years ago
  24. I think TVXQ with Keep Your Head Down should win, because they don't kill birds in their video!!
    Plus this song is really catchy, and i keep singing it…annoying my friends XD
    PS, when i hear Max's line, i hear killin'.
    PSS, spudgey is sooo cute at the end!!

    9 years ago
  25. I enjoyed TVXQ's Keep Your Head Down more than I enjoyed JYJ's Ayyy Girl which is why my vote goes to TVXQ.
    As for Max's superpower it will have to be the power to shoot Spudgys! There is no way Yunho could win against Spudgys and it's the ultimate form of defense!

    9 years ago
  26. UMMM I chosee B2ST xD ok no! keep your head down

    9 years ago
  27. i love THE BEGINNING BUT Ayyy Girl … ummm…
    awww I love keep your head down!!! asdfas
    yunho and changmin are so hot

    i vote for keep your head down

    9 years ago
  28. I'm so in love with this song omg. Just love it so much. Like Simon I LOVE the big horns and the drums. I too love music like that. Oh and I figured out what is said in that mystery line. The second part of it he says he's "chilling like a villain." I cracked up with this video. Max Time!! Lol. Like I said on the Youtube account page: love your shirt Simon!

    9 years ago
    • Although I listened to it again: and it sounds like he says "feel like a killing" but yeah listening again it sounds like he for sure says "killing" at the end.

      9 years ago
  29. You win cool points for the LOTR reference, Martina!
    (The balrog in Moria is also one of my favorite parts)
    Hahaha, the last writings on the picture were actually the first thing that came to my mind with that position and those faces!
    The Rock makes a better man-fairy!

    And "owl couch" is a much better explanation than I could have come up with to describe this pattern, thanks!
    [email protected]'s CGI-itis… that's probably what I caught, I guess I watched too many MARVEL/DC super-heroes movies…

    I clearly hear "killin'"
    At around 3:43, it looks kind of like moves SS501 would make…

    I would grant Max a super power related to water, because fangirls&boys love themselves a wet idol…

    Oh, and I like TVXQ's song better, it's more got more rhythm!

    9 years ago
    • zat

      apparently its healin. i would love if it was killin though. makes it sound more bad ass. :D

      9 years ago
  30. First, I'll pick TVXQ'S KYHD. I love JYJ's song, but KYHD totally rocks. With all those explosions, the freaking whip, Yunho's effeminate dance step, and his Gaga hair style. Yes, Changmin's rap freaking me out also. Regarding your question, well, water bursts? Wind control? ComeOn! Changmin's power should be control by supersonic waves. He could create an army of fans and dominate the world. Only Changmin and his screams. If he shout "WAEEE" we answer "Yes, sir!" Huh? mm, something like that…

    9 years ago
  31. Kay

    For the English I definitely heard "Healin" when I listened to one of their comeback stages. I dig lotro too Martina and wonderful job with your cgi for your Max powers ;) !
    My vote goes for "Keep Your Head Down" as it just caught my attention more than JYJ's.

    9 years ago
    • Hmm. "Healing" huh? I'll have to listen again, but I thought I for sure heard him say "killing." Something about being a villain and a killing. It's really confusing lol.

      9 years ago
  32. Great work !! Congratulations once again,I'm from France and I enjoy every video you've done :D

    By the way, I vote for JYJ, "Ayyy Girl" !!!!! ;)

    9 years ago
  33. JYJ-Ayyy Girl

    9 years ago
  34. Fun fact: If you watch LOTR backwards it's about a hobbit who finds a ring in a cave and goes home.

    9 years ago
  35. Wohaaa can’t vote don’t wanna vote~ Tho HoMin’s video was way better but I like both songs!!!
    About Changmin’s superpower I had to send you a PM… maybe too many words? yeap .___.u I’m sorry but I have quite a big imagination and 500 characters wasn’t enough .___.u LOL hope you see it! I’m too lazy to write it down here hahaha but it was something about blindness and controlling minds! Hahahha
    I love you videos by the way ^^ You rock!

    9 years ago
  36. Wohaaa can't vote don't wanna vote~ Tho HoMin's video was way better but I like both songs!!!
    About Changmin's superpower I had to send you a PM… maybe too many words? yeap .___.u I'm sorry but I have quite a big imagination and 500 characters wasn't enough .___.u LOL hope you see it! I'm too lazy to write it down here hahaha but it was something about blindness and controlling minds! Hahahha
    I love you videos by the way ^^ You rock!

    9 years ago
  37. TVXQ – Keep your head down~ <3 ;D

    9 years ago
  38. I’ liked tvxq comeback more <33

    Max super power reminds me of the power of Stella from cartoon Winx xd His power of the Sun and the Moon. Two element.

    If I had to give him another power I'd choose the governance of the weather like Stormy from X-man

    9 years ago
  39. MAX POWER: AVATAR STYLE (earth, fire, wind, and air)!
    As to what song is better: IT’S A TIE!

    My reasoning:

    JYJ had guts to do it in English, so we must give them credit for that and they had courage to use a new style of genre for their first English album.

    TVXQ used fantastic vocals in their song. How could we not applaud them for such a great comeback? They were great.

    9 years ago
  40. I like HoMin’s Keep Your Head Down so much better than JYJ’s Ayyy Girl!!!!

    9 years ago