January 17.2014 – The Story Behind “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

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In Toby Keith’s illustrious, 19-year career, he has only released two radio singles he didn’t write: ‘American Ride‘ and ‘Red Solo Cup.’

“It is the stupidest song I ever heard in my life, but it’s so stupid it’s good,” Toby tells The Boot with a laugh.
Two sets of brothers penned the viral hit: Jim Beavers and his brother, Brett, and the Warren Brothers (Brett and Brad Warren).

Toby admits he wasn’t sure about releasing the humorous song, but as he began to play it for people, he noticed them singing along almost immediately. So, he filmed an off-the-wall video for ‘Red Solo Cup,’ inviting a crew of celebrity friends to join him in the clip, including TV host Craig Ferguson, baseball great Roger Clemens, basketball icon Larry Bird, and fellow music stars Sammy Hagar, Ted Nugent, Eric Church, Joe Nichols, JT Hodges, Carter’s Chord, Rose Falcon and Trailer Choir‘s Butter, among others.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Jim Beavers admits to The Boot. “I can also say, having been a writer for ten years and written hundreds of songs, I don’t know a song that more people bring up in more instances than this song about a red solo cup. I don’t know why, it hits something somewhere. It is the craziest, weirdest song you’ve ever heard.”

“”Red Solo Cup’ is like a squirrel loose in a church house,” Toby adds. “We can play it in an office and then play five other songs, give it an hour, walk out and you’d hear the receptionist singing it. It’s like nursery rhyme stupid.”

LYRICS: written by Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers
Now red solo cup is the best receptacle
From barbecues, tailgates, fairs and festivals
And you sir do not have a pair of testicles
If you prefer drinkin’ from glass

Hey red solo cup is cheap and disposable
In fourteen years they are decomposable
And unlike my home they are not foreclosable
Freddie Mac can kiss my ass, woo!

Red solo cup, I fill you up
Let’s have a party, let’s have a party
I love you red solo cup, I lift you up,
Proceed to party, proceed to party

Now I really love how you’re easy to stack
But I really hate how you’re easy to crack
Cause when beer runs down, in front of my back
Well, that, my friends, is quite yucky

But I have to admit that the ladies get smitten
Admirin’ at how sharply my first name is written
On you with a Sharpie when I get to hittin’
On them, to help me get lucky

Red solo cup, I fill you up
Let’s have a party, let’s have a party
I love you red solo cup, I lift you up,
Proceed to party, proceed to party

Now I’ve seen you in blue and I’ve seen you in yellow
But only you red will do for this fellow
Cause you are the Abbott into my Costello
And you are the Fruit to my Loom

Red solo cup, you’re more than just plastic
More than amazing, you’re more than fantastic
And believe me that I’m not the least bit sarcastic
When I look at you and say:
“Red solo cup, you’re not just a cup (No, no, God no)
You’re my friend, yea (Lifelong)
Thank you for being my friend”

Red solo cup, I fill you up
Let’s have a party, let’s have a party
I love you red solo cup, I lift you up,
Proceed to party, proceed to party
[repeat]

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