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Piko-Taro releases extended version of viral hit ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 1, 2016  /  03:53 pm
Piko-Taro releases extended version of viral hit ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’

The longer version of "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" by Japanese singer and comedian Piko-Taro has been watched by more than nine million viewers on YouTube. (Piko-Taro official YouTube channel/File)

Japanese singer and comedian Piko-Taro has released an extended version of his popular song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP) on his official YouTube channel.

The video, which lasts more than two minutes, includes additional lyrics and a ‘dance time’ showing the 53-year old in eccentric action. At the time of writing, the video has been watched more than nine million times.

(Read also: Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen sets world record)

Piko-Taro, whose real name is Kazuhito “DJ Daimaou” Kosaka, has other video clips on his channel besides PPAP, including Romita Hashimikov, Kashite Kudasaiyo, Neo Sunglasses. The singer wears the same outfit in all the videos, which consists of an animal print shirt, leopard print scarf and sunglasses.

PPAP was first uploaded in August and has gained popularity since Canadian singer Justin Bieber posted the video on his Twitter account, saying it was his “favorite video on the internet”.

According to the singer’s management website, Avex Music Creative Inc., Piko-Taro will releasing his debut album on Dec. 7. (kes)

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