The video of new song Pen Pineapple Apple Pen is taking the internet by storm and many TV shows are capitalizing on its popularity.
The music video features Japanese comedian and DJ Kazuhiko Kosaka, who goes by the stage name Piko-Taro. He wears a loud yellow leopard-print clothes in the video, while doing simple dance routine against a white backdrop. The singer-songwriter’s tune mimics that of Psy’s Gangnam Style.
The first PPAP video was first uploaded last month in Piko-Taro’s official YouTube channel. It was then shared online and quickly became viral. At Taro’s YouTube channel, the video has amassed almost 9 million views. Moreover, the tune already garnered over 11 million views in another YouTube channel and over 55 million views on Facebook.
The Pen Pineapple Apple Pen has been trending worldwide ever since. Piko-Taro has been dubbed as the next Psy and his song could break Gangnam Style record. In July 2012, Gangnam Style was first released. By the end of the year, it became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views.
Watch the hilarious Pen Pineapple Apple Pen video now. Warning! This will definitely stuck in your head for days.
Several memes and remixes of the original PPAP video have been circulating since. Netflix is just one of those who made its own version of the PPAP. Netflix remixed the infectiously crazy song on its hit shows such as Narcos, Stranger Things, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and Spongebob Squarepants.
The popularity of the tune doesn’t stop there. Even A-list Hollywood celebrities can’t it help but share PPAP. Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity who admitted that Pen Pineapple Apple Pen is currently his favorite video. The Sorry singer shared on Twitter Piko-Taro’s video.
Meanwhile, one fan asked the 40-year-old Piko-Taro how he came with a catchy earworm song. He replied:
The song is dedicated to “the person whom I do not entrust with music to affect a heart,” according to Taro’s account.