Viral pineapple-pen song updated for COVID-19
The Japanese comedian who caused a viral sensation back in 20016 (and even got himself a Guiness World Record) has updated his hit song for COVID-19.
The entertainer known as Pikotaro is known worldwide for his 45-second song ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen', which became the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100.
He has now repurposed his catchy song as the world battles the coronavrius pandemic.
Dressed in his trademark animal print and moustache, Pikotaro swaps out his usual lyrics for “I have a hand. I have a soap. Wash! Wash! Wash! Wash!”
“Clean hand, clean hand” he says at the end, before clapping and saying “Pray for people and peace”.
Over the last 48-hours, the song has racked up more than 4.5 million views on YouTube. And the comedian’s Twitter page now features hundreds of videos of children washing their hands.
Pikotaro hit the headlines back in 2016 after Justin Bieber shared ‘his favourite video on the internet’.
The original song was viewed more than 67 million times, and Pikotaro even entertained President Trump when he visited Japan in 2017.
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