PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)

song by Pikotaro

"PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)" (Japanese: ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン, Hepburn: Penpainappōappōpen) is a single by Pikotaro. He is a fictional singer-songwriter created Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka.[1][2] The song was released as a music video on YouTube on 25 August 2016. It has become a viral video. As of February 2022, the video has been viewed more than 147 million times.[3] A version of the video released by Ultra Music has overe 2.3 million views[4] Many parodies of the song have been created. It was hailed as the new "Gangnam Style" by newspapers and online media.[5][6] The single was ranked number 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart. It was the shortest single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, until Beautiful Trip.[7] At the end of 2016, the song charted at number 6 on Japan Hot 100 Year-end Chart.

"PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)"
Single by Pikotaro
Released7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
GenreJ-pop, electro-pop, dance-pop, techno
LabelAvex Music Creative
Songwriter(s)Daimaou Kosaka
Producer(s)Daimaou Kosaka
Pikotaro singles chronology
"PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)"
"The Theme Song of Pikotaro"
Music video
PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) at YouTube


  1. Catolico, Gianna Francesca (27 September 2016). "WATCH: Sway to the viral Japanese hit 'Pen Pineapple Apple Pen'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. Chen, Heather (27 September 2016). "How a 'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' earworm took over the internet". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. 公式ピコ太郎歌唱ビデオチャンネル (25 August 2016). "PPAP(Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Official)ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン/PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)". Retrieved 11 February 2022 – via YouTube.
  4. "PIKOTARO - PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) [Official Video]". YouTube. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  5. Donna Marie Lapena Padua (17 October 2016). "'PPAP' Is The New 'Gangnam Style': How The World Is Going Crazy in Making Their Own Cover Of 'PPAP'". Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  6. Smith, Chris (27 September 2016). "The internet is obsessed with the next 'Gangnam Style', and it's about fruit". Boy Genius Report. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. Caraan, Sophie (23 December 2020). "Kid Cudi Shortest Song Billboard hot 100 record". hypebeast. Retrieved 16 April 2021.

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