unedited version (says testicles, ass). note cameos
I love this goofy little song... it always puts me in a good mood. :)
>>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 companys 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 didnt know if it was real or if it was a joke.
It was no joke. The song, which appears on Keiths latest CD, Clancys Tavern, is the only one that Keith didnt 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.
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.
“Keith, who made it a hit, has called Red Solo Cup the dumbest thing hes ever heard in his life, “
I’m guessing he’s never heard the modern version of Cotton-Eyed Joe?
I have no interest is listening to something that was on GLEE, one of the most leftwing anti-family shows that ever existed
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!