Third Rock from the Sun

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This article is about the Joe Diffie album. For his song of the same name, see Third Rock from the Sun (song). For the television show of the same name, see 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Third Rock from the Sun
Studio album by Joe Diffie
Released July 26, 1994
Genre Country
Length 37:26
Label Epic
Producer Joe Diffie
Johnny Slate
Joe Diffie chronology
Honky Tonk Attitude
(1993)
Third Rock from the Sun
(1994)
Mr. Christmas
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]

Third Rock from the Sun is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Joe Diffie. The album's first five tracks were all released as singles, and all charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Of these five singles, "Pickup Man" and "Third Rock from the Sun" were both Number One hits, "So Help Me Girl" reached #2, "I'm in Love with a Capital 'U'" reached #21, and "That Road Not Taken" peaked at #40. "Pickup Man" was also Diffie's longest-lasting Number One, having held that position for four weeks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Third Rock from the Sun" (Sterling Whipple, Tony Martin, John Greenebaum) – 3:04
  2. "I'm in Love with a Capital 'U'" (Paul Nelson, Craig Wiseman) – 3:17
  3. "That Road Not Taken" (Casey Kelly, Deborah Beasley) – 4:17
  4. "Pickup Man" (Howard Perdew, Kerry Kurt Phillips) – 3:36
  5. "So Help Me Girl" (H. Perdew, Andy Spooner) – 3:29
  6. "Wild Blue Yonder" (Stacey Slate, Michael Higgins) – 3:53
  7. "I'd Like to Have a Problem Like That" (Whipple, Martin, Greenebaum) – 3:20
  8. "Junior's in Love" (Dennis Linde) – 3:09
  9. "From Here on Out" (Howard Perdew, Carol Perdew, Monica Stiles) – 3:24
  10. "Good Brown Gravy" (Billy Dean, Verlon Thompson, Bill Kenner) – 3:02
  11. "The Cows Came Home" (Joe Diffie, Lonnie Wilson, Lee Bogan) – 2:55

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 53
Canadian RPM Country Albums 9

Notes[edit]