Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|Composed by||Atsuko Asahi|
|Mood||I feel good!|
|Owned by|| Gayle[nb 1]|
|Name in other languages|
K.K. Bolle rosa
Бабблгам-поп К. К.
Kéké gomme balloune
"Bubblegum K.K." is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is upbeat and the melody is characterized by pitch bends and major key chords, though the live version includes a brief, calm interlude. As the song's Japanese name of "Idol" suggests, it is based on Japanese idol culture and J-pop. Its English name may come from bubblegum pop, which refers to pop music with an upbeat sound.
The album cover for "Bubblegum K.K." features Francine and Chrissy against a pink background with silhouettes of K.K. Slider's head. In New Leaf, the text at the top of the cover is illegible, although it seems to be loosely based on the Japanese katakana title, "けけアイドル" (Keke aidoru, K.K. Idol). In New Horizons, the text reads "Bubblegum."
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "Bubblegum K.K." is played in the houses of Cece, Gayle, Graham, Penelope, Rilla, Rosie, and Viché. It also plays in Lottie's RV. Additionally, Graham has the aircheck of the song's live performance placed as a piece of furniture inside of his house. A short loop of the aircheck version of "Bubblegum K.K." plays on the Karaoke System.
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "Bubblegum K.K." is played in the houses of Bonbon, Chrissy, Cookie, Gayle, Graham, Penelope, Rilla, Rosie, Tutu, and Twiggy. Additionally, Graham has the aircheck of the song's live performance placed as a piece of furniture inside of his house.
In Happy Home Designer
In Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8
In Mario Kart 8 in the Spring version of the Animal Crossing course, K.K. Slider is present across from the museum and performs a short loop of "Bubblegum K.K.", though it can be difficult to hear with the background music on top.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
"Bubblegum K.K." is remixed and combined with New Leaf's title theme in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It plays on the Town and City stage. The remix was arranged by Atsuko Asahi, the original composer.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The remix of "Bubblegum K.K." returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and can be played on any stage.
In other media
On August 2020, VOCALOID producer and composer OSTER Project published on her NicoNico Douga, an extended arrangement version cover of Bubblegum K.K. with lyrics sung by the VOCALOIDs Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin.
Names in other languages
- In New Leaf and New Horizons
- In New Leaf, New Horizons, and Happy Home Designer
- In Welcome amiibo only
- In Welcome amiibo and New Horizons
- In New Horizons only
- In New Horizons and Happy Home Designer
- In Happy Home Designer only
- In Welcome amiibo (RV)
- Yasashiku hikeru Doubutsu no Mori supā besuto, Easy to Play Animal Crossing Super Best