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1 posted on 03/03/2012 11:14:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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unedited version (says testicles, ass). note cameos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68&ob=av3e


2 posted on 03/03/2012 11:16:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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I love this goofy little song... it always puts me in a good mood. :)


4 posted on 03/03/2012 11:20:15 AM PST by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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Free advertising.

>>The Solo Cup Co. in Lake Forest celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, but the party is still proceeding, thanks to a thoroughly unexpected gift that keeps on giving: “Red Solo Cup.”

The novelty ditty devoted to the company’s iconic signature product currently is in the country music Top Ten. The video that started it all, which posted four months ago and went viral, has received nearly 12 million hits on YouTube, and the single that was never meant to be has been certified platinum.

Performed by Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup” is the ultimate party anthem for the ultimate party cup. The ridiculous lyrics (“I love you Red Solo Cup/I lift you up/Proceed to party”) and maddeningly catchy tune is the stuff of what the Taste of Country website calls “the earworm of the year — maybe the decade.”

Solo never saw it coming. “One of our employees saw a video of Toby Keith singing the song in concert,” CEO Bob Korzenski recalled. “The video circulated through the building pretty quickly. We didn’t know if it was real or if it was a joke.”

It was no joke. The song, which appears on Keith’s latest CD, “Clancy’s Tavern,” is the only one that Keith didn’t write. It was conceived about two years ago by songwriter Jim Beavers.

“Everywhere I went, at football games and parties, I saw people using them,” Beavers said in a phone interview. “It struck me it could be a song and I wrote down the title.”

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/10762370-421/a-cup-above.html


5 posted on 03/03/2012 11:20:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Although Beavers says, “I’ve determined that about 75% of the people love it and 25% hate it with the heat of a thousand burning suns,” the song has sold nearly a million and a half downloads (and counting), and was No. 1 on the country downloads chart for multiple weeks.

That leaves out people who don't like the song but can't get it out of their heads, people who hated the song but laughed at the video, and people who liked it at first but got sick of it after hearing it over and over again.

Everything is polarizing to people who are already polarized one way or the other. For the rest of us, ambivalence.

7 posted on 03/03/2012 11:33:26 AM PST by x
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“Keith, who made it a hit, has called “Red Solo Cup” the dumbest thing he’s ever heard in his life, “

I’m guessing he’s never heard the modern version of Cotton-Eyed Joe?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 11:33:37 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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Sounds retarded.

I have no interest is listening to something that was on GLEE, one of the most leftwing anti-family shows that ever existed


9 posted on 03/03/2012 11:49:22 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Great article and thanks for the post! Glad that Beavers mentioned Roger Miller, since I thought of Roger first time I heard “Red Solo Cup.” Sure do miss that crazy American original!


10 posted on 03/03/2012 11:52:21 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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