Third Rock from the Sun

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Third Rock from the Sun
Studio album by Joe Diffie
ReleasedJuly 26, 1994
ProducerJoe Diffie
Johnny Slate
Joe Diffie chronology
Honky Tonk Attitude
Third Rock from the Sun
Mr. Christmas
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]

Third Rock from the Sun is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Joe Diffie. Diffie's breakthrough album, the 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 the title track 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" (Howard 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


Chart performance[edit]

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