Pen Pineapple Apple Pen – The Viral Nonsense!

PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) video is the next viral sensation on the web. It is known as the ear-worm music, the kind of music which afflicts you with stuck-song syndrome. The sticky song and video is a brainwave of fictional singer and lyricist  Piko-Taro. Fictional? Yep, you read it right. The fictional character ‘Piko-Taro’ is the brainchild of DJ Kosaka Daimaou, Japanese comedian. And here’s something else… even DJ Kosaka Daimaou is fictional. It is a character created by a Japanese actor called Kazuhito Kosaka.

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Kazuhito Kosaka was born on 17th July, 1973  in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. He has also a few movies to his credit like like Go- Con, Japanese Love Culture (2002), The Best (2012) and Nogami


Pen Pineapple Apple Pen – what makes it viral?

Kosaka’s creator  Piko-Taro is a range in Japan for his stand-up acts. With Piko-Taro, Kosaka   decided to create a viral song called ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’. The song and the video has all the elements to make it viral – the song is catchy, the dance steps are silly and the lyrics are kiddish. Piko- Taro has other videos in Japan, but this song is the most viral one, probably because it is in English. Last seen, Justin Bieber shared the video saying it was one of his favorites.

The PPAP song uploaded in the fag end of August, 2016, became viral after the website 9GAG uploaded the video on their FB Page on September 26. It amassed more  65 million views, with 500 thousand likes and 1 million shares. On Youtube, the video crossed 7 million views.



Pen Pineapple Apple Pen – Meaning

The viral quality of the video lies in the fact that it is without meaning. It is just a lead-in for the listener or viewer to add her or his own similar rejoinders. Needless to say, the PPAP song has created a lot of remixes, memes, remixes and trolls on the net. Some of the user-take on the Pen Pineapple Apple Pen video are –

I have a Temper, I am Mental ..Uggh..  I am temperamental

I have a  Kim, I have a Kanye – Uggghh, attention seekers

I have a Trump, I have a Hillary… Ugghh, US Elections!

PPAP song – Lyrics

I have a pen, I have a Apple
Uh! Apple-pen!

I have a pen, I have Pineapple
Uh! Pineapple-pen!

Apple-pen, Pineapple-pen. Uh!







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