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Yes, that’s right! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen is the new internet sensation that’s been gripping the nation. No, forget the nation, think the whole world.
This controversial song was created by DJ Piko-Taro, a fictional character used as a cover for Japanese entertainer Kazuhiko Kosaka. The video now has accumulated well over 50 million views and people are wondering whether it has become the new Gangnam Style. So, what do we think of PPAP at Truro High School?
We had a few different opinions. Headmaster Dr Moodie was quite certain about his feelings on the ditty. He said: “I hate it.”
However, not everyone feels the same. Reilly, 13, said: “It’s really repetitive and catchy.”
Shirley, 13, said likewise. “I think it’s funny but very weird.” These opinions were fairly positive, although not all were. Madalena, 13, said it made her feel very uncomfortable and that it was very weird. Charlotte agrees with her, saying: “It’s rubbish and I hate it.”
But why is Pen Pineapple Apple Pen so catchy? And what makes a silly song such an earworm?
There are four main traits that make a song catchy are:
Pen Pineapple Apple Pen has all of these traits and, what’s more, the PPAP video itself is catchy, along with the retro outfit and dancing.
So, could this song be the beginning of a new fruit and stationary combination, or simply just a silly song that people grow to hate? Who knows?!
Watch this space…
Reported by Iris Nicholls, Sophie Johns and Ruby Ashby, Year 9
BBC School Report