Mr. Toby Keith has repeatedly called his binge drinking-anthem “Red Solo Cup” the stupidest song he’s ever heard. But he is certainly happy he didn’t overestimate the intelligence of ordinary Americans. They are drinking it right up.
Per the online Taste of Country news outlet, tonight:
. . .Never underestimate the power of partying. Toby Keith’s party-hearty anthem ‘Red Solo Cup’ has been certified double platinum by the RIAA after selling two million digital downloads, which also makes it Keith’s career top seller. The news comes just six months after the song was certified as the first platinum single of the his career in January. . . .
And so, as the independent Solo Cup company fades into the western sunsets — just as the old West horse-culture did, about a century and a quarter ago — we’ll always have Mr. Keith’s immortal classic to remember Korzenski and crew by. Proceed to party, cup-pups!
Ah — I remember it well.