The other day when we played Red Solo Cup, I got to thinking I wonder what the Solo Cup Company thinks about it. So, as I always do in moments of query, I Googled it.

I found the answer in a very interesting article in the Chicago Tribune.

In the article, written by Donald Liebenson, they 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.”

The catchy-tuned ditty was written by Jim Beavers and the Warren Brothers, Brett and Brad.

I remember the first time I heard it. WBKR music director Dave Spencer had heard it and warned me it contained some raunchy language but was unique. Oddly enough, I liked it right off the bat. I know many don’t. So, it’s one of those tunes we had to play for the ones that love it and minimize the play as much as we could for those that hate it. And, hate is not too strong a word.

Despite lyrics about the cup cracking and some mild profanities, Korzenski said, “We’re happy the way it turned out. Our products are all about entertainment and having a good time. The song captures that perfectly.”

Here it is UNABRIDGED! So, watch out.