Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of ‘PPAP’ song

commedian-jpeg-627-x-430TOKYO : The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit “PPAP” says he is astonished by the global success of his “pen-pinapple-apple-pen” song, reports UNB.
Pikotaro (pee-koh-tah-roh), as he is known, debuted a two-minute “long” version of the 45-second song and answered questions about its origin and other topics at a news conference Friday in Tokyo.
He was little known before PPAP took off in September. It has more than 65 million YouTube views and was the first Japanese song in the U.S. Billboard top 100 singles in 26 years.
He says the song cost 100,000 yen ($1,000) to produce in a six-hour session in a rented studio.
In the song, he mimics stabbing an apple and a pineapple with a pen while singing simple English lyrics and dancing to a catchy beat.


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