Pickup Man

Pickup Man

Infobox Single
Name = Pickup Man

Cover size =
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Artist = Joe Diffie
from Album = Third Rock from the Sun
Released = 1994
Format = CD single
Recorded =
Genre = Country
Length = 3:38
Label = Epic
Writer = Howard Perdew
Kerry Kurt Phillips
Producer = Johnny Slate, Bobby Montgomery
Last single = "Third Rock from the Sun"
This single = "Pickup Man"
Next single = "So Help Me Girl"
"Pickup Man" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist Joe Diffie. Released in late 1994, 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.

The majority of the music video for this song was filmed on location at a drive-in theater in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

In 2005, a rewritten version of "Pickup Man" was used in television commercials for the restaurant chain Applebee's, to promote their "Carside To Go" service. [cite web |url=http://www.cmt.com/artists/news/1495181/20041227/diffie_joe.jhtml |title=Diffie's "Pickup Man" Remade for Applebee's Ad |accessdate=2007-07-24 |format=html |work=CMT.com]


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