The leopard-print loving star revealed a hilarious new verse and extra “Dance Time” moves at a press event in Japan on Friday.
Ever since Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou released his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” music video under the guise of his hilarious stage character Piko Taro, the world has been caught up in “PPAP” fever. The catchy tune has amassed over 70 million views on Piko Taro’s official YouTube channel since its 25 August release, and most recently the 45-second song was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the shortest ever to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, where PPAP debuted at number 77. At the official awards ceremony, held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo on Friday, the star delighted journalists with a special live performance of the song’s brand new extended version, which includes all-new lyrics and more time dedicated to showcasing the star’s brilliant dance moves.
▼ Check out the star’s hilarious live performance below.
Despite being online for less than a day, the video is already trending on YouTube, with fans eager to catch a glimpse of the singer performing onstage. For a closer look at the official video for the new extended version, released on 27 October with extra “Dance Time”, check out the clip below!
Having received more than 2 million views in just a couple of days, fans are already lapping up the extended content, including reference to a brand new “Long Pen” and a mysterious “Apple-Pineapple”.
The limelight-loving Piko Taro is riding the PPAP train for all its worth, and so far, we’re not complaining! With his captivating dance moves and infectious grin, we can’t wait to see what’s next on the agenda for the hilarious personality. Until then, we’ll just have to give in to the powers of the catchy tune and watch that new extended version just one more time…