The song that is becoming the most successful kids’ hit song in Japan is turning to be a global hit song, with “Paprika dance” being performed by the world’s people to beat Corona.
With its main theme being “Let us be together”, is delivering smiles to people, while the world is fighting COVID-19. The song is gathering an unprecedented popularity and enormous number of views on
YouTube, with comments like “World’s children smiles make one feel good”, “It offers power at these hard times”, and “The chorus part is perfect for children’s handwashing time”.
“Paprika” world video starts with Foorin team E departing the Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo and then dancing with Mt. Fuji in the background. It also features children from 29 different cities and 27 countries including our country.
The Paprika dance is shown in iconic sceneries of each country and this reminds us of the beauty of each country. The catchy song and its catchy “Paprika dance” are easy to remember if you watch it once. It is a must-see!
The children’s powerful performance with smiling faces from our country encourages us.
Kenshi Yonezu, the Japanese number one singer-songwriter, whose song “Lemon” ranked top music charts in Japan for 2 consecutive years, has become the Japanese artist with the most viewed music video.
The same Kenshi Yonezu, produced the children team “Foorin” and its song “Paprika”, in a project aiming to support all people rising to challenges in 2020 and the further future.
The song music video reached more than 170 million views, with related videos achieving a total of more than 300 million views as well, which made it a social phenomenon making kids all around Japan dancing with the song played.
This, in turn, contributed to winning Japan’s most prestigious award “Japan Record Awards” and leading to big movement among children as well as adults.
In 2018, Yonezu wrote the song “Lemon” for TBS Friday TV drama “Unnatural”, which became a great success in Japanese music history. This song became the annual top song of the Billboard JAPAN chart for two years in a row.
The music video of this song was played more than 5 billion times and it was certified as the “fastest song in history”, witnessing 3 million downloads.
In September 2019, Yonezu released “Uma to Shika”, sold 1.2 million sales (total of physical and digital sales) right after its release, topping the Billboard Japan charts for 10 weeks, breaking several records.