|Single by Joe Diffie|
|from the album Third Rock from the Sun|
|B-side||"From Here on Out"|
|Released||October 17, 1994|
Kerry Kurt Phillips
|Producer(s)||Johnny Slate, Bob Montgomery|
|Joe Diffie singles chronology|
"Pickup Man" is a song written by Kerry Kurt Phillips and Howard Perdew, and recorded by American country music artist Joe Diffie. It was released in October 1994 as the second single from the album Third Rock from the Sun. The song was his longest-lasting Number One hit, having spent four weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts between December 1994 and January 1995.
The song, a moderate up-tempo, is about a man who reasons he can meet the woman of his dreams by driving a pickup truck. At one point, he is able to secure a ride for a high school homecoming queen. "Pickup man", in this sense, has a double meaning — i.e., he is not only driving a pickup truck, but he is also "picking up" women in it.
In popular culture
"Pickup Man" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 22, 1994.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||9|
|US Billboard Hot 100||60|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||66|
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