Written song Sterling Whipple, Tony Martin & John Greenebaum, was recorded by Joe Diffie for the Epic label, with the production of Johnny Slate & Joe Diffie, was released on July 4, 1994. On September 24, 1994, it would reach number # 1 for three consecutive weeks on the US Hot Country Songs charts, it stayed 11 weeks on the charts. On October 3, it would also reach number # 1 on the Canadian Country Tracks lists, for two weeks. Third Rock from the Sun, was the third number # 1 in Joe’s career.
The song was included in Joe Diffie’s fourth studio album, Third Rock from the Sun (Epic 1994), on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, reached the position number # 6 and the Canadian RPM Country Albums reached number # 9. The album was certified as a platinum record in the USA and Canada.