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Keep Your Head Down (왜; Wae) is the fifth album by TVXQ, released on January 5, 2011. The song "Keep Your Head Down" was used to promote the album. It's their first album after the departure of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu from the group.

The repackaged version of this album titled Before U Go (이것만은 알고 가; Igeotmaneun algo ga) was released on March 14, 2011 with the new promoted track "Before U Go".

TVXQ!(東方神起) 왜 (Keep Your Head Down) MusicVideo

TVXQ!(東方神起) 왜 (Keep Your Head Down) MusicVideo

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TVXQ promoting the album

Tracklist Edit

  1. Keep Your Head Down (왜)
  2. How can I (믿기 싫은 이야기)
  3. MAXIMUM
  4. CRAZY
  5. Honey Funny Bunny
  6. RUMOR
  7. Confession (고백)
  8. Our Game
  9. SHE
  10. ATHENA (아테나)
  11. JOURNEY (feat. Seohyun from Girls' Generation)

Repackage Edit

  1. Before U Go (Monologue) (이것만은 알고가-독백-)
  2. Before U Go (이것만은 알고 가)
  3. Keep Your Head Down (왜)
  4. MAXIMUM
  5. How can I (믿기 싫은 이야기)
  6. CRAZY
  7. Honey Funny Bunny
  8. RUMOR
  9. Confession (고백)
  10. Our Game
  11. SHE
  12. ATHENA (아테나)
  13. JOURNEY (feat. Seohyun from Girls' Generation)
  14. Before U Go (Monologue) (이것만은 알고가-독백-) (Inst.)

Video Links Edit

Editions Edit

  • Normal Edition
  • Special Edition
  • Repackage (Before U Go)

Credits Edit

  1. Before U Go
    • Lyrics: Yoo Nam-yong
    • Music: Yoo Nam-yong, Yoo Han-jin
  2. Keep Your Head Down
  3. MAXIMUM
    • Lyrics & Music: Yoo Young-jin
  4. How can I
    • Lyrics & Music: Park Chang-hyun
  5. CRAZY
    • Lyrics: Kim Tae-sung
    • Music: Kim Tae-sung, Noday
  6. Honey Funny Bunny
    • Lyrics: E-Tribe
    • Music: E-Tribe, Jang Joon-ho
  7. RUMOR
    • Lyrics: Hong Ji-yoo
    • Music: Ryan Kim, Chris, Anthony Lee
  8. Confession
    • Lyrics: Max
    • Music: Mr. Cho, Kim Tae-sung
  9. Our Game
    • Lyrics: JQ
    • Music: Simister, William Edward/Hawes, Tim Mondhera, Obi Shimbarashe/Priddle, Stuart
  10. SHE
    • Lyrics: Kenzie
    • Music: Matthew Tishler, Amy Powers, Liz Rodrigues
  11. ATHENA
    • Lyrics & Music: Hwanghyun
  12. JOURNEY
    • Lyrics & Music: Kim Dal-woo

Charting Edit

Chart Rank Sales Total Sales
Gaon Yearly Album Chart 3

20 (Repackage)

263,412

60,205 (Repackage)

263,412+

60,205+ (Repack.)

323,617+ (Total)

Gaon Monthly Album Chart 1

1 (Repackage)

230,227

51,354 (Repackage)

Gaon Weekly Album Chart 1

1 (Repackage)

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Trivia Edit

  • Lyrically, the album explores dark themes of relationships, betrayal and self-empowerment.
  • In South Korea, the album debuted at number one on the Gaon Albums Chart for the week of January 8, 2011, and maintained its number-one position for a second week. By the end of the year, 263,412 copies of the album were sold in South Korea alone, making it the third best-selling album of 2011.
  • The lyrics of "Keep Your Head Down", which talks about recovering from a relationship breakup, came under intense media scrutiny after it was claimed that it was written as a diss track to former members JYJ, who left the group in 2010. Yunho and Changmin clarified that the lyrics were misinterpreted, stating, "It's just a song about a man's anger towards the woman that threw him away. That's all."
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