The 45-second-long novelty song rewrites history with its No. 77 entrance on the chart.
He has a pen. He has an apple. Now he has a Billboard Hot 100 record too.
As Piko-Taro debuts on the Hot 100 (dated Oct. 29) at No. 77 with his novelty viral hit "PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)," the track makes history as the shortest song -- a mere 45 seconds in length -- ever to reach the chart. According to Paul Haney of Record Research (which has released more than 150 chart reference books by its founder, historian Joel Whitburn), the song bests the mark held for more than 52 years by The Womenfolk's "Little Boxes," which peaked at No. 83 on the Hot 100 in 1964 and is one minute and two seconds long.