PIKOTARO, who achieved global fame for the hit “PPAP” (“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”) in 2016, has updated his song to encourage people around the world to stay safe during the current global crisis.
PIKOTARO recorded the new version – titled “PPAP 2020” – at the home of his producer KOSAKA DAIMAOU. The music video shows PIKOTARO parodying his tune by adding a catchy chorus of “Wash! Wash! Wash!” with the mission of helping children and adults wash their hands thoroughly.
In 2020, “PPAP” stands for “Pray for People And Peace”.
PIKOTARO added a special message to the video:
From PIKOTARO to the whole world…
I made this in a hurry for Smile and Safe hands!
Wash it! Smile! Protect it!
Come on, people, let’s Wash! Wash! Wash!