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

    9 years ago
  2. 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)

    9 years ago
  3. lmao that is so funny ~ my Monday is 10x better now =3
    and yeah I think I like keep your head down a bit better ~ sorry jyj ;( the dancing in this is a lot better ,, I can't take ayyyy girl seriously anymore after I saw the music Monday for it lmao I think of Simon doing the dance :p

    9 years ago
  4. TVXQ Keep your head down is the better song in my opinion. Kanye realy killed it for JYJ, and the chorus was kind of lame. TVXQ for me.

    9 years ago
  5. Yeah!T-ara wins xDD
    I'm big LOTR fan 2 btw!xD->"you shall not pass (tvxq)!!"xD
    Now My VOTE is for ….->JYJ-Ayy girl!!!
    That song IS AMAZING!!!<3~<3~<3

    P.S i LOVE~LOVE u'r [email protected][email protected]

    9 years ago
  6. Just finished watching your vid :D I'm a YT subscriber tooo ^^ Ok Max's NEW superpower then I'd say should be water. Tho it'd be rather hilarious at the end if Yunho time goes boom and blasts up the universe and suddenly all his fire gets put out with Max's tidal wave. Pretty sure that wouldn't have been the effect they were going for =p

    p.s. HoMin still > JYJ hands down. And by hands down, I mean vid AND song =p
    p.p.s Imma put this comment up on Youtube as well >3 Then maybe my chances of winning CD will be higher…? ()=D

    9 years ago
  7. Max alr has a super power! The ability to make girls paralyzed just by smiling
    But srsly (as srs as fake super powers get), he should have the super stretch ability since he's so tall anw xD

    9 years ago
  8. Meg

    TVXQ Keep Your Head Down

    9 years ago
  9. Chanming's power should be water. So he can pull out Yunho's fire. muahahaha

    9 years ago
  10. I want max to have typhoon superpowerrr! HAHAHA

    9 years ago
  11. Shazam indeed! I laughed so much!! The last picture of U-Konw time is definitely the best :D Thank you for this awesome video!

    9 years ago
  12. first to comment ! awesome (y)

    9 years ago
  13. Waaah! you are cruel :( can't choose between JYJ and Homin cause I love them both so I'm not voting. But if it's gonna count, i am voting for both!!! did i confuse you? sorry…

    awesome review. we are proud of our boys.

    9 years ago
    • hmmmmm JYJ or DBSK/TVXQ this is so hard!!!!!!! personally i'm a fan of yunho…..so DBSK! no….nvm…The song Ayyy Girl was kinda better, but DBSK's video crushed JYJ!! sooo…

      9 years ago
  14. comment again ^^' …. ehmm …. Comeback …. TVXQ's Keep Your Head down !

    9 years ago
  15. TVXQ's Keep your head down

    9 years ago
  16. OMG I haven't even watched the vid and I almost pissed myself laughing at the photos ahahahahaha!!! YYYEEEEESSSS I knew you guys would review this vid, there are just wayyy too many TVXQ fans bwahahhaa. And while I am a die-hard fan myself, I really couldn't help but laugh at what you guys wrote. (Tho I don't agree with the wayyy too cheesy ending. I found it so epically freaking hot! Get it, fire, hot? Yeahh okay lame). While I follow you guys on twitter, you guys won't be able to see my share because my twitter is locked D: freaking sucks balls and I can't think of a decent super power for Max apart from I always just thought Yunho commanded fire and Max commanded light. Fire & Light = Sun, critical for Earth's survival, no?

    Fudging damnit. I really want a CD as well ;__________;

    Oh well, off to watch your vid :D
    p.s. HoMin > JYJ, hands down.

    9 years ago
  17. GTOP needs their own Music Wednesday edition

    9 years ago
  18. TVXQ's song, it was much better^^

    9 years ago
  19. uff, I'm so relieved! I was really scared you'd be biased on this one, and might compare them to JYJ… hopefully you didn't, yay! :) and review it in a totally awesome unbiased super funny way, I love you guys :)

    9 years ago
  20. ayayay, I totally forgot to mention, I vote for JYJ <3

    9 years ago
  21. I give my vote to TVXQ!'s Keep Your Head down! :)

    9 years ago
  22. I think Max's superpower should be a pyrokinesis because there is a lot of fire in this vid, which can symbolize charisma, which Max totally has.
    It compliments U-Know's U-Know Time because U-Know has a refined, blazing presence, which Max can try to tame ;) <3
    BTW I choose YOU! jk (I love pokemon references)
    I like TVXQ's KYHD only because it seemed more deep and attractive, not that JYJ Ayyyy Girl wasn't (it was just poorly invested on, the video, and they could've had someone OTHER THAN KANYE BE A GUEST STAR RAPPER.) =D
    Love ya guys and yer vids :)

    9 years ago
  23. It was clear with this video who had the more money, so of course TVXQ won. They just had a better production team, and more to work with.

    On another note OMG I WANT THAT CD, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Please excuse my fangirl moment.

    9 years ago
  24. Well i would have to cast my vote for 'Keep Your Head Down' although if it was against a different JYJ song I would choose that one instead likewise if you chose a different HoMin song I would choose 'Ayyy Girl'. Although I support both sides EQUALLY I have to say that they could have chosen better songs.
    Sincerely, A male cassie striving for the reunification of the Gods

    9 years ago
  25. Did I mention that I love the screen-caps with the doodles. Totally had me cracking up! I love you two!

    9 years ago
  26. Great video, as always :3
    TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down", it's better!

    9 years ago
  27. Gosh i completely agree Minnie got a lame power~!!~!!

    Now since water instantely comes to mind after fire i'm NOT choosing water >:D
    Ice is basically the same thing.
    Wind only feeds a fire.
    Invisibility just ruins the max time because I can't see max~!
    Force field could work but it's a bit boring. SO…
    … If you put sand on fire it extinquishes fire~~~ Then again, if the fire becomes too hot the sand becomes glass…

    But you know what would be cool? Liquid metal but it's not as dramatic.

    You know what, I chose sand. It could look absolutely awesome if it was swirling around Minnie and even if it did turn to Glass it'd still look wicked awesome and Changmin could just throw the glass (which I'm sure would have fragments of sand in it still, right) and it could become like mini daggers.

    :] And he could turn the sand into really pretty glass roses for a girl~

    He could make sand storms~!!!

    9 years ago
  28. I already made a comment under your YouTube page but this video is really awesome (and that comment section is way too crowded)! Here I say again: Congratulations guys! ^^ But still you better to watch out for those super-creepy fans.

    By the way, my vote goes to TVXQ. I do love JYJ but "Ayy Girl" sounds a bit cheesy comparing to KYHD. And Changmin's super power is being the real God of this video! "Let there be light and there was light." It matches with the "Rising Gods of East" concept/name, as well. And his stage name is "MAX". What else do I need to say to prove my argument? :p

    I hope someday you can make a video about "the Lord of the Rings". I bet that would be super fun!

    9 years ago
  29. As always you are so good at this! <3 Love you guys!
    As for the question who`s song is better…. you really put me in a difficult situation because from DBSK I was a fan of Yoochun so my heart would obviously chose JYJ but that wouldn`t be fair. Of course I love DBSK , all 5 members. Their songs were and are very good.

    Both Keep Your Head Down and Eye Girl have their charm but…………………..
    ……From a totaly objective oppinion, [although I don`t like to compare them because, honestly my heart hurts, (when the band you sincerely liked very much breaks in 2 is… hard to pick who`s better and who`s not)]……………………….. the best song I think is Yuhno and Changmin – Keep Your Head Down *sigh*

    I think JYJ should chose another kind of songs… Xiah and Hero really have good and high voices and with Yoochun bass they should make song based on this…. *sigh* so I`m looking foward for their next album, the Korean album. ^__^

    Thank you Martina-sshi and Simon-sshi for the awsome videos you always make! *bows head* ^__^

    9 years ago
  30. Like JYJ more but TVXQ song I love even more! My vote goes to TVXQ

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

    9 years ago
  32. 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.)

    9 years ago
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. UMMM I chosee B2ST xD ok no! keep your head down

    9 years ago
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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