Piko-Taro’s “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” Debuts on the US Singles Chart

Piko-Taro’s “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” is a viral sensation! A few days ago, it was named the most viewed music video on YouTube for the week of  9/30 – 10/6. The song has now made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100, the main singles chart for the United States.

So where did “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” debut?


This chart’s rankings are based on radio play, online streaming, and sales. Given the viral nature of the song on YouTube, streaming is the main reason why it’s as high as it is.

Will the song go higher? Could it be the next “Gangnam Style”, which peaked at #2 on the same chart? Possibly, seeing as how Scooter Braun, who signed PSY in the US, is also the manager of Justin Bieber, the person responsible for spreading “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” via Twitter. Is Piko-Taro’s Scooter’s new PSY?

  • Comments

    • yacchaitai

      new psy? nah

    • omg

      If I still don’t know who he is or heard the song yet. He’s still no PSY.

    • lwavesurfer

      both this and gangnam style are awful.

    • Unless he manages to come up with some new stuff to keep up the interest, it will most probably be nothing more than a passing meme, that will be forgotten in a few weeks… However while I still don’t get why people are crazy about PPAP, his more recent video, Neo Sunglasses is actually pretty damn funny, so maybe there is more to this guy…?

    • Miion

      I can’t breathe

    • FrozenLand

      I don’t understand why that song went viral.

      The PS4 price reduction commercial (
      https://youtu.be/Jf-6D9bkYKw) has hilariously ridiculous lyrics but the song is nice.

      Much better than this IMO. (^^;;;

      • Himi Tsu

        OMG Thank you for making me discover this awesome commercial XD

        • FrozenLand

          You’re welcome! This commercial deserves more love! ٩꒰。•◡•。꒱۶

    • Why is this happening?!

    • The Black Jim

      Lol, great song, but doesn’t make sense

    • Do-tell

      What stations are playing this??? This song’s nothing without the video.

    • eureeka

      No wonder Bieber said it was his favorite video on the internet. Manufactured virality, ho hum. Congrats to Piko-taro/Kosaka on this windfall but I honestly don’t find it that interesting.