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The Real Story Behind The ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ Guy

If the hit viral video Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen hasn’t found its way into your ears as of yet, then I apologise for what you are about to hear, because you’ll never be able to get it out of your head. EVER.

If you happen to be in the mood to feel simultaneously irritated and amused, please prepare yourself for the greatest viral dance craze to hit the interwebs since Psy’s Gangnam style. The video has been viewed over 22 million times, and it’s showing no signs of stopping.

If you’re desperate to learn the lyrics, then take a look below for the most inspiring piece of poetic genius since William Blake.

“I have a pen. I have an apple. Apple-pen!
I have a pen. I have pineapple. Pineapple-pen!
Apple-pen. Pineapple-pen. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.”

In fact, the video has got so big that it’s even reached the ears of some of the world’s most famous pop stars. Justin Bieber, who coincidentally irritates and amuses in a similar manner to Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, tweeted that it was his “favourite video on the internet”.


So who the hell is this guy and why does he love attaching writing implements to pieces of fruit? For every answer your heart could desire, simply head on over to the next page where all will be revealed.

Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP for short) was performed by DJ Piko-Taro, a fictional character played by Japanese entertainer Kazuhiko Kosaka. In an attempt to explain how the song came about, Kosaka tweeted out: “When I was making this music with play, I was singing all too soon.”



Kosaka first introduced the character Piko-Taro during his live standup performances. It was so popular that he decided to develop the character even further and eventually uploaded PPAP to YouTube. The video has proven so successful that Kosaka (AKA Piko-Taro) decided to upload a tutorial explaining how to do the dance.

Source: viralthread

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