On This Date: Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man” Goes Number One In 1994

26 years ago today…

The year was 1994, Forest Gump was in theaters, the popular sitcom Friends had launched its first season, and Joe Diffie was toppin’ the charts with “Pickup Man.”

Written by Kerry Kurt Phillips and Howard Perdew, “Pickup Man” topped the charts 26 years ago today, and sat there for 4 weeks straight, tying Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery and Neal McCoy for the longest run of the year.

A cut from his Third Rock From The Sun record, you could argue that “Pickup Man” was the biggest song of his career. While perhaps a fan favorite, “John Deer Green” only peaked at number five.

Here’s to the late, great pickup man himself, Mr. Joe Diffie.

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