The latest viral video is a catchy tune ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ by Piko-Taro, actually the comedian Kosaka Daimaou. The video racked up more than 6 million times on YouTube and millions more on Facebook.
At just over a minute long, it features nonsensical lyrics about combining apples and pineapples with pens in between dance breaks.
I have a pen. I have an apple. Apple-pen!
I have a pen. I have [a] pineapple. Pineapple-pen!
Apple-pen. Pineapple-pen. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.
Is this ridiculous Japanese song possibly the next “Gangnam Style”?
Piko-Taro gets credit for the vid. However, Japanese DJ and comedian Kosaka Daimaou created the fictional character.
Despite Kosaka insisting he works as Piko-taro’s promoter, most remain convinced they are the same person.
During US President Donald Trump’s 2017 visit to Japan, Kosaka sang at the official state reception. Local media reported Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe chose him because he wanted an upbeat mood.
Watch Piko-Taro’s video below:
Obviously, the song contains all the ingredients for a viral video: an addictive beat, silly lyrics and a hilariously simple dance routine to back it up.
Because of that it quickly went viral after Kosaka uploaded it onto Piko-Taro’s official YouTube channel.
While the original video went on to amass more than 4 million views, entertainment portal 9GAG’s Facebook video surpassed that to draw more than 44m views.
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