PPAP is the latest earworm to hit the Internet with it?s lyrics about pens, pineapples, apples, and grunts. The infectiously addictive song and dance created by Piko-Taro has all the ingredients for a viral YouTube video. Flamboyant costume, check. Ridiculous looking comical character, check. Equally ridiculous looking dance moves, check.
PPAP stands for Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, and are the only words you need to remember to get into the song. It was created by Piko-Taro, a comedic persona of DJ Kosaka Daimaou, 43, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kosaka. They say that Piko-Taro is the real-life version of Borsalino from anime series One Piece. Kosaka was born in Aomori City, Japan and appeared in the movie?Karasu No Oyayubi?(By Rule of Crow?s Thumb) in 2012.
Kosaka had first introduced Piko-Taro in stand up performances. It became so popular that he decided to develop the character even further. In August 2016, he uploaded what would be Piko-Taro?s first YouTube video, PPAP. Since then the video has almost 2.5 million views on YouTube.
Since PPAP?s viral success, Pik- Taro has since created other videos in the same formula: white backdrop, simple dance track and nonsensical lyrics. But the other videos are in Japanese and would not be a hit as much as PPAP is.
Piko-Taro the next Psy
The new song and dance?craze?is now being tagged as the next?Oppa Gangnam Stye??as Japanese social media celebrities began swinging to the viral dance craze. There are already covers, t-shirts and thousands of vines and tweets about Piko Taro?s PPAP.
The song is ridiculous and senseless, but Piko-Taro performs it with a certain hypnotizing rhythm that?s hard to ignore. In fact, you only need to hear it once to get it stuck in your head.
Since we don?t want to keep it to ourselves, here is the video and the lyrics, so we can all pen-pineapple-apple-pen all day.
I have a pen
I have an apple
I have a pen
I have pineapple
Pen pineapple apple pen