Regular Joe

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Regular Joe
Studio album by Joe Diffie
Released January 14, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 34:18
Label Epic
Producer Bob Montgomery
Johnny Slate
Joe Diffie chronology
A Thousand Winding Roads
(1990)A Thousand Winding Roads1990
Regular Joe
Honky Tonk Attitude
(1993)Honky Tonk Attitude1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (choice cut)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]

Regular Joe is the second studio album by American country music artist Joe Diffie. Released in 1992, it features the singles "Is It Cold in Here", "Ships That Don't Come In", "Next Thing Smokin'", and "Startin' Over Blues". All of these except for "Startin' Over Blues" reached Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Of the album's ten tracks, Diffie co-wrote four of them, including its two most successful singles: "Is It Cold in Here" and "Ships That Don't Come In".[4] The album itself has been certified gold by the RIAA. The track "Goodnight Sweetheart" was recorded by David Kersh on his 1996 debut album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Startin' Over Blues" (Sanger D. Shafer, Lonnie Wilson) – 3:08
  2. "I Just Don't Know" (Wilson, Michael Higgins) – 3:47
  3. "Next Thing Smokin'" (Joe Diffie, Danny Morrison, Johnny Slate) – 3:27
  4. "Ain't That Bad Enough" (Diffie, Wilson, Ron Moore) – 3:34
  5. "Ships That Don't Come In" (Paul Nelson, Dave Gibson) – 3:39
  6. "Just a Regular Joe" (Howard Perdew, Diffie, Michael Higgins) – 2:38
  7. "Is It Cold in Here" (Diffie, Morrison, Kerry Kurt Phillips) – 3:46
  8. "Back to Back Heartaches" (Andy Spooner, Randy Boudreaux, Phillips) – 2:43
  9. "You Made Me What I Am" (Tim Mensy, Gary Harrison) – 4:15
  10. "Goodnight Sweetheart" (Kim Williams, L. David Lewis, Boudreaux) – 3:21


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 132
Canadian RPM Country Albums 25


  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "Regular Joe - Joe Diffie". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. p. 79. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  3. ^ Nash, Alanna (1992-02-21). "Regular Joe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Joe Diffie". 2004. Retrieved 2017-12-27.