May 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PIKOTARO CREATES INSANE “HOPPIN’ FLAPPIN'” WORKOUT TO CURE STAY-AT-HOME BLUES
Global phenomenon PIKOTARO has released his super-energetic new song “Hoppin’ Flappin'” to encourage home exercise while people are indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With fun lyrics aimed at children and families alike, PIKOTARO urges kids to “Hop like a rabbit! Fly like a bird! Get your lazy body movin’ with these jumps!” The performer also includes a warning to everyone who’s ready to try his crazy moves in their own homes: “When you jump, please make sure to be in safe surroundings.”
“Hoppin’ Flappin'” is now available on digital platforms worldwide.
PIKOTARO – Hoppin’ Flappin’
Last month, PIKOTARO released “PPAP 2020”, an updated version of his 2016 star-making hit “PPAP” (“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”), adding a new chorus of “Wash! Wash! Wash!” with the mission of helping children and adults wash their hands thoroughly. The new video – with the message of “Pray for People and Peace” – made international headlines and has been viewed nearly 10 million times on YouTube.
PIKOTARO – PPAP 2020
PIKOTARO recorded the new tracks at the home of his producer KOSAKA DAIMAOU as a “Stay-At-Home” trilogy, which also includes a “PPAP” version of the classic single “Sukiyaki”.
PIKOTARO – Sukiyaki Cover (PPAP Version)
The original version of “PPAP” achieved over 135 million views on YouTube, making PIKOTARO a worldwide sensation, and the song’s multiple versions have amassed over 500 million views combined. He holds the record as the only Japanese artist to date to hit #1 on the YouTube Global music video chart, staying at the top for 3 weeks in a row. He also received the Guinness World Record in 2016 for the “Shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100”.
In 2019, PIKOTARO released PIKO 10 PROJECT by uploading new works to his official YouTube channel every week for 10 straight weeks, culminating with the viral hit “I’m standing”, which scored over 1 million views on YouTube.
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