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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. JYJ-Ayyy Girl

    9 years ago
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. JYJ-Ayyy girl! :D

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

    9 years ago
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I liked TVXQ's Keep Your Head Down more :)

    9 years ago
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I love that screen shots! <3 I hope you'll do GD&TOP's knock out soon ^^

    9 years ago
  18. 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
  19. TVXQ – Keep your head down~ <3 ;D

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

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

    9 years ago
  22. 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. :)

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

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

    9 years ago
  25. hahha, those pictures should have been included in the video xD

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

    9 years ago
  27. I Love JYJ but KYHD is better. sinfffffffff

    9 years ago
  28. 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

    9 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)

      9 years ago
  29. 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.

    9 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

      9 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 !!

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

      9 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
  30. You guys really should do GD&TOP's Knock out next time. PPPPPLLLLEEEEAAASSSSSEEEE~ >.< pretty please~

    9 years ago
  31. 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!!!!!!

    9 years ago
  32. JYJ

    9 years ago
  33. 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)

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

    9 years ago
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

    9 years ago
  38. 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 :[ )

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

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

    9 years ago