Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

Music Apr 13, 2020

Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

by Patrick St. Michel

During tumultuous times, sometimes the best advice comes from toddlers. “At my 1-year-old daughter’s nursery school, they have a handwashing song. She kept singing and washing her hands, and encouraged me and my wife to wash our songs along with the song, too,” Kazuhito (aka ...

A timeline of how Pikotaro went viral

Music Nov 4, 2016

A timeline of how Pikotaro went viral

by Patrick St. Michel

Internet memes often feel like they come out of nowhere, emerging from the digital ether at random before becoming inescapable fixtures of late-night comedy shows and social-network news feeds. Online ephemera tends to follow a clear path, however, journeying from obscure LOL-bait to something ...