Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, or the PPAP song by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka aka Pikotaro has spawned a massive number of parodies on YouTube when it went viral two months ago. While some are entertaining, a great majority can be described as a general waste of bandwidth.
Japanese band White Jam, however, did something entirely different by releasing a Christmas version of the PPAP song with a romantic twist.
The much longer song, lasting a little over three minutes, comes complete with a confusingly touching music video that seemed lifted straight out of an Asian drama TV series. The lyrics of the original song are kept throughout the video which featured a young couple who got themselves into an argument and then reconciled before the end.
The sappy PPAP rendition has so far accumulated more than 800,000 views since it was uploaded on November 2, 2016 on the band’s channel. Reactions from viewers are mostly positive, with many admiring the band for being able to make a romantic version out of a song that has nonsensical lyrics.
“The most beautiful pine apple apple pen I have ever heard, you guys are so amazing,” said the top comment.
There are still some who thought it was a wasted effort.
“Singing with passion about absolutely nothing of any significance whatsoever. Seems to me a waste of passion,” one critic pointed out.