Are you ready for the new Gangnam Style, because the internet might just have found it.
If you haven’t yet heard of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP for short), you soon will, because the bizarre earworm-style music video is gaining popularity fast and even Justin Bieber is a fan.
Days after the music video – created by Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou and starring his fictional alter-ego Piko-Taro – Justin tweeted that it was his “favourite video on the internet”.
BBC Radio 1′s Nick Grimshaw is also a little bit addicted, although he’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.
My favorite video on the internet 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/oJOqMMyNvw— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 27, 2016
In case you’re wondering about the lyrics, they are pretty much: “I have a pen. I have an apple. Apple-pen! I have a pen. I have (a) pineapple. Pineapple-pen! Apple-pen. Pineapple-pen. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.”
Since its release a month ago, the video on Piko-Taro’s official YouTube channel has been streamed over 9.3 million times, but a video post made on Facebook page 9GAG just days ago has already been seen 59 million times.
Arghh Pen Pineapple Apple Pen...we can't get this out of our heads: https://t.co/iMqI5Mf9B7 ✍🍍🍎✍— R1 Breakfast with Nick Grimshaw 2012-2018 (@R1Breakfast) September 28, 2016
Ok its getting legit out of control now, even @justinbieber is a fan of Pen Pineapple Apple Pen 😮— R1 Breakfast with Nick Grimshaw 2012-2018 (@R1Breakfast) September 29, 2016
No doubt with the likes of Justin and Nick’s backing, the catchy and annoying and brilliantly ludicrous video will become even more popular.
How big can a pen, or a pineapple, or an apple pen get, really? Can it be as big as Psy’s Gangnam Style?
Whats wrong with pine apple pen apple pineapple argh whatever is that..— ☁️ (@woonibingsu) September 28, 2016
Pen pineapple Apple Pen is just making me sick!!#WhyIsItEvenTrending 😑— Disha Parmar (@disha11parmar) September 29, 2016
I can't get over the pen pineapple apple pen. Help me.😂— ｅｒｉｎ (@ily_applepiexx) September 29, 2016