Have you heard this song?
It’s been playing non-stop on social media, if you haven’t noticed. It hit ground zero a few days ago, and in spite of its short duration (a mere 51 seconds), it has taken the social media world by storm with its inanity, playfulness, and overall appeal to no intellectual sense whatsoever. However, it’s the Philippines that has seem to take the brunt the most: according to an analysis done by Forbes, “Filipino netizens have taken a shine to the “Pineapple-Pen-Apple-Pen Challenge” (#PPAPChallenge) to create their own version of the music video that matches the ridiculousness of [songwriter] Kosak’s song and dancing.”
Many are calling this the new “Gangnam Style,” an equally inane yet charming song released in 2012 that also hit it big in the Philippines. But what could be the underlying reason why we love it so much? Vlogger Carl Ivan Calayag attempts to explain it by saying that “it sounds a lot like “Budots” (also known as “Budots Budots”) a popular remix in the Philippines. It’s a nonsense song but it is fun to listen to.”
If you don’t believe, just go to YouTube and search for the #PPAPChallenge, and tell us how many actually hail from the Philippines.
Believe us now? We told you so! And in the spirit of repetition, here, listen to the song again. You’re welcome for the LSS:
Have you listened and tried to create your own version of the #PPAPChallenge? Tell us about it down in the comments below!
Raf rarely gets bored. However, when he does get bored, he works out his mind by dissecting the hidden and subtle meanings of songs. He enjoys philosophizing on pop songs, traveling the Metro in his hatchback, exercising constantly, and collecting leather bags.