Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Singer to Release a Full 20-Song Album

Piko Taro has more than just a pen and apple now. After his catchy ditty “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” became a record-breaking, internet phenomenon, Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou has now set his sights on releasing a full album under his comic, flamboyant persona. The album, entitled PPAP, will include the original PPAP song and its extended, 2-minute version,  containing 20 songs in total.
The song list features some previously released tracks and newly composed ones. According to RocketNews24, some of the confirmed ones are the following:
  • Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen
  • Romita Hashimikov
  • Piko Taro’s Theme
  • I Love Daikon Pickled in Salted Rice Yeast
  • Hey…
  • Get the Sweets Together and Become a Star
  • Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen – Long Version
Previously uploaded on YouTube, “NEO SUNGLASSES” is sung in a style that is uniquely Piko Taro: completely random and a whole lot of WTF from beginning to end. With its simplistic lyrics and a repetitive tune, some believe it has the potential to be his next viral hit.
“PLEASE LET ME BORROW THEM,” on the other hand, is a much longer piece with some sort of story to tell. The lyrics, as translated by RocketNews24, reveal a fascinating yet confusing tale of borrowing money and paying back less than what was owed.
“Please let me borrow 100,000 yen (US$970)
I’ll pay you back 50,000 yen
I’ll pay you back next weekend
I’ll pay you back 50,000 yen

“Please let me borrow your car
I’ll sell it on Yahoo! Auctions
I’ll pay you back 50,000 yen
With the money I get from selling it on Yahoo! Auctions”
There will be two versions of the album, the CD and the CD/DVD bundle. The CD-only album gets a bonus 30-minute song, “The Piko Taro One-Man At-Home Concert,” which is definitely a must have for Piko Taro die-hards. Meanwhile, the CD/DVD bundle includes the essential Piko Taro mustache stickers and a mini Piko Taro apron costume.
While no release date has been announced, it is a safe bet that fans won’t need to wait long before the album hits stores as producers are probably eyeing a Christmas season release.
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