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Admit it, you love "Red Solo Cup" too

I'm a huge country music fan, and admittedly I'm digging the Toby Keith song "Red Solo Cup." Many others are, too, as it's the No. 1. country tune on iTunes.

The lyrics are simple and oddly beautiful.  Here's a sample: "Red Solo cup is the best receptacle for barbecues, tailgates, fairs and festivals. And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles if you prefer drinking from a glass." And the chorus is classic: "I love you, red Solo cup. I fill you up. Proceed to party. Proceed to party."

Sure, it's corny (very corny) but it sticks with you and has enough of that "why didn't I think of this stupid song" charm to be a huge hit and one that will come around every summer at bars, beaches and parties.

Admit it, you've had more beer than you can remember out of a red cup made by Illinois-based Solo Cup Co.  They're big, easy to grip and available everywhere. In fact I can't remember a party that didn't have them.

So, today, I toast the red solo cup and since the company is turning 75 this year, I say that you should too.  Cheers!


Talkbacks

sandstorm | Jan. 17, 2012 at 12:31 p.m. (report)

""I love you, red Solo cup. I fill you up. Proceed to party. Proceed to party."

you think that's "classic"?
then you must think "Six Pack" by Black Flag is positively Dylanesque.

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Chrisna | Jan. 12, 2012 at 5:24 p.m. (report)

34944 To me it sounds like a Jimmy Buffet-style of song meant to drunk fans feel drunker and sing along. I bet it'll be Mr. Keith's closing song at Country Fests around the nation.

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devidia | Jan. 11, 2012 at 11:43 a.m. (report)

Destined to be a classic in trailer parks everywhere. Right up there with Hank Williams Jr.'s song about his tiff with Fox News and ESPN. Which I have no problem with as long as I don't have to listen to them.

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