TVXQ Tuesday – Whatever They Say


When I first started to explore TVXQ, I kept coming across information that the group performed quite a bit a cappella-style in its early days. It is interesting that the word itself, an Italian word, means “in the manner of the church” or “in the manner of a chapel.”  You know, sacred music. Music that is generally unaccompanied by any musical instruments. The only instrument used is the voice.    For a pop band to come blazing out singing without instruments is pretty ballsy.  But someone knew what they were doing because TVXQ takes you to church with this song.

In the pop world today, and specifically here in the US, I think you would be hard-pressed to find a singer or group that could go au naturel.  In this day and age of auto tune and the likes, many singers have to rely on electronic cosmetics to make the finished product listenable.  I know there are many excellent singers out there, Josh Groban, for example, that could sing without musical accompaniment.  But these true vocal phenoms are few and far between.

Then there are Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, five beautifully tuned musical instruments. When I listen to Whatever They Say, I am once again reminded why there are so many of us out here in fanland who would sell our first borns to see these 5 amazing singers reunite and regale us once again with their incredible and synergistic vocals.  When Jaejoong hits those high notes at around the 2:44 mark in this one, it sends chills down my spine.  Each one of their voices has an intonation and mellifluous quality all of its own and this song showcases each one of them beautifully individually, and when together, magnificently.  So very, very lovely.

[Image credit: credit: kristinaxox2]


  1. evez says:

    😉 ..You see how good our gorgeous boys doing acapella.?.it’s beyond perfection!….all of them here are looking so young and fresh…..thank you for the post…this is just one of my favorite cuts that TVXQ made..both version(acapella and audio) is awesome….<3..:)

    • Michele says:

      They really are nothing short of amazing. Here singing without musical accompaniment shows such vocal control and perfection. I can listen to these 5 voices all day everyday…well, when I am not listening to Rain, that is!! Thanks Evez, for visiting (as always) and for your wonderful fangirl encouragement! <3 <3

  2. evez says: know, it’s always a pleasure visiting your site… 😉 i consider your site as one of the reasons why my happy hormones are exploding!!!…you being a receptive blogger deserves a warm appreciation!…<3<3<3

    • Michele says:

      Hey, so long as the hormones are happy, I suppose if they explode it is okay!!!!!! I have watched that video of Whatever They Say repeatedly now because I think it is so absolutely gorgeous and it beautifully showcases each one of their voices individually as well as collectively. And, they are so adorable and young!!

      Soooooo happy I discovered them!! And even more fortunate I met such a wonderful fangirl and supporter of them in you!!! Apart from them each being hotties (which is fun spazzing over) you appreciate the fact that they are truly talented vocalists. But really….how cute is that Junsu?? I just want to hug him!! Fangirl spazz alert!!!!

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