“Cotton Eyed Joe” Is About WHAT?!
Unless there is a specific theme to a wedding or party (80s, country, Latin, whatever) when I DJ a wedding I almost always toss The Rednex's 1994 hit "Cotton Eyed Joe" into the mix. It's an upbeat, family friendly (or, is it?) song that almost everyone knows.
When I played it over the weekend, I took a quick IG video and asked the question "Who is this cotton eyed joe guy, anyway".
One of my friends commented that he was "an STD test".
I thought he was joking around, but still looked into it.
It turns out, he was right!
According to The Urban Dictionary, "Cotton Eyed Joe" is slang for an STD test because of the q-tip swab test done on the (are you ready for it?) urethra!