11 Best Joe Diffie Songs to Play on the Jukebox at Weddings

Joe Diffie was known in the 1990s as a creator of fun Country party songs like “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Pickup Man”.  He also produced love songs like “So Help Me Girl” and “New Way To Light Up An Old Flame”.  Here’s our list of favorite Joe Diffie songs to play at weddings.

Joe Diffie Wedding Songs

About Joe Diffie

Joe Diffie is an American country singer from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Joe Diffie’s discography includes 11 studio albums including his first in 1990 A Thousand Winding Roads.  The album produced two number-one Country hits and two number-two hits.

In Diffie’s career, he had 14 songs peak in the top five on Billboards Hot Country Songs including five number-one hits.  He also won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Same Old Train” with Marty Stuart.

Diffie tragically passed away too young in March 2020 of complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Joe Diffie Wedding Songs List

A Night To Remember

Released in 1999 on the album A Night to Remember

The story of the song is of a woman leaving a man but the man asking for one final night of romance and to make it a night to remember.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You just don’t want it to end
I know this can’t go on forever
So tonight I’ll have a night to remember

So Help Me Girl

Released in 1995 on the album Third Rock from the Sun

A true love song is offered by Diffie that describes a relationship in which he has fallen in love with his lover.  It also reads as if he has been in bad relationships in the past but this one is right.  If you are looking for a 90s song for your first dance, look no further.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The way it feels
Each time we touch
I know I’ve never been so loved

Bigger Than the Beatles

Released in 1995 on the album Life’s So Funny

If you are a couple in love, the song talks about a love that is bigger than The Beatles. The song references that even though they are not stars, they look like it each other.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

They got a love bigger than the Beatles
Wild and free like a Rollin’ Stone
They got a love takes ’em higher than the Eagles

Third Rock from the Sun

Released in 1994 on the album Third Rock from the Sun

My favorite party song released by Diffie in his career.  The song will fill the dance floor in a line dance or Country swinging.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

When you’re spinnin’ round
Things come undone
Welcome to Earth, third rock from the Sun

I’m In Love With A Capital “U”

Released in 1994 on the album Third Rock from the Sun

Another true love song. However, this one is a mid-tempo two-step song rather than a slow dance.  Save this one for the couples at your reception.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s more better the I thought it would be
Girl you taught me things that I never learned in school
I’m in love with a capital U

Pickup Man

Released in 1994 on the album Third Rock from the Sun

If the Groom is a 90s Country fan, he could have his groom processional song that would add comedy to the wedding ceremony.  It would release the nerves a bit too.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She tried to pay me with a kiss I began to understand
There’s just something women like about a PickUp Man

Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)

Released in 1993 on the album Honky Tonk Attitude

A pure party song that will get couples on the dance floor showing off their Cowboy Cha Cha prowess.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Fill my boots up with sand, put a stiff drink in my hand
Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die

Honky Tonk Attitude

Released in 1993 on the album Honky Tonk Attitude

Diffie sure liked to entertain and this song fits his personality with another party song.  Time to get your Country Swing Dance shows on!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

We need a slow dance, romanced, last chance rendezvous
We need a Friday night, get right, honky tonk attitude

John Deere Green

Released in 1993 on the album Honky Tonk Attitude

Ever dance the Cowboy Cha Cha?  You can practice this song at home and then look like a pro at your wedding!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

He wrote “Billy Bob loves Charlene” in letters three foot high
And the whole town said the fool should’ve used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green

If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)

Released in 1990 on the album A Thousand Winding Roads

One of Diffie’s most popular songs as it reached number one.  The song has a more humorous tone and should be saved to play while guests are waiting for the wedding couple to arrive at the reception venue.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

They say debt is a bottomless pit where the devil likes to play
I’d sell my soul to get out of this hole, but there’d be hell to pay


Released in 1990 on the album A Thousand Winding Roads

Home is Diffie’s first number-one hit. The song tells a story of the good old days growing up at home with your family – and a place we remember as a fond place and wish to return to.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The straight and narrow path he showed me
Turned into a thousand winding roads
My footsteps carry me away
But in my mind I’m always going home

New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame)

Released in 1990 on the album A Thousand Winding Roads

An up-tempo two-step song you can play during the dancing part of your reception.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Now, I’m knocking on her door
I can’t stay away no more
‘Cause we’re no good apart

Joe Diffie Highest-Ranking Singles

  • #1 Home, 1990
  • #1 If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets), 1991
  • #1 Third Rock from the Sun, 1991
  • #1 Pickup Man, 1994
  • #1 Bigger Than the Beatles, 1995
  • #2 If You Want Me To, 1990
  • #2 New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame), 1991
  • #2 So Help Me Girl, 1995
  • #3 Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die), 1993
  • #4 Texas Size Heartache, 1998
  • #5 Is It Cold in Here, 1991
  • #5 Ships That Don’t Come In, 1992
  • #5 Honky Tonk Attitude, 1993
  • #5 John Deere Green, 1993
  • #5 It’s Always Somethin’, 2000
  • #6 A Night to Remember, 1999

Do you have a favorite Joe Diffie song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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