Next Thing Smokin'

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"Next Thing Smokin'"
Single by Joe Diffie
from the album Regular Joe
Released 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label Epic
Writer(s) Joe Diffie, Danny Morrison, Johnny Slate
Producer(s) Bob Montgomery, Johnny Slate
Joe Diffie singles chronology
"Ships That Don't Come In"
"Next Thing Smokin'"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
(w/Mary Chapin Carpenter)

"Next Thing Smokin'" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Joe Diffie. It was released in 1992 as the third single from the album Regular Joe. The song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The song was written by Diffie, Danny Morrison and Johnny Slate.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price of Billboard gave the song a positive review, saying that Diffie "keeps strong vocal tempo with a tune of hot pickin', fiddlin', and piano ticklin'."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated August 7, 1992. It charted for 20 weeks on that chart, reaching its peak of number 16 on the chart dated October 17, 1992, making it Diffie's first single to miss the Top 10 on the country charts.


Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 16


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