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Joe Diffie
"16 Biggest Hits"

© Epic/Legacy Records
Year of Release: 2002

track listing
  • Home
  • If You Want Me To
  • If The Devil Danced
    (In Empty Pockets)
  • New Way (To Light Up
    An Old Flame)
  • Is It Cold In Here
  • Ships That Don't
    Come In
  • Honky Tonk Attitude
  • Prop Me Up Beside
    The Jukebox
    (If I Die)
  • John Deere Greene
  • Third Rock
    From The Sun
  • Pickup Man
  • So Help Me Girl
  • Bigger Than
    The Beatles
  • Texas Size Heartache
  • A Night To Remember
  • It's Always Somethin'

  • WSVNRadio Archives
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    Joe Diffie
    "16 Biggest Hits"

    Joe Diffie -- an excellent country performer, his music was first introduced in 1990, and since then, he has received 5 #1 Country songs. His 16-track compilation, 16 Biggest Hits recaptures his #1's and much more extras.

    His first #1, "Home" is a great song, and easily compares to one of Alan Jackson's tender country songs. Likewise, "If You Want Me" is another tender country ballad, and the honky tonk country sound is great on Diffie's 2nd #1 hit, "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)" (1991).

    Good 'ol country best defines "New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame)", as it once again is compared to the honky tonk of Alan Jackson. "Is It Cold In Here" brings back the great country of the 1970s, especially the ballads of Merle Haggard; great classic country. "Ships That Don't Come In" is another great ballad, "Honky Tonk Attitude" has the Garth Brooks honky tonk country sound. "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)" is another great Alan Jackson-sounding country tune, "John Deere Green" is a catchy tune, just as another future hit of his, "Bigger Than The Beatles."

    Diffie's 3rd #1 hit, was the rockin' "Third Rock From The Sun," (1994) a great country rock song, having great comparisons to Brooks & Dunn and Aaron Tippin. His 4th #1, the honky-tonkin' "Pickup Man" (1994) has cute lyrics regarding pickup trucks and pickup lines. "So Help Me Girl" has the great country ballad sound, and his 5th #1 is my personal favorite Joe Diffie song, "Bigger Than The Beatles" (1996), originally from his album "Life's So Funny." The lyrics are great, referencing the fab four, the Rolling Stones, and the Eagles.

    "Texas Size Heartache" has the updated '90s country sound, as heard on many Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson songs. "A Night To Remember" sure sounds like a country ballad title, and a ballad that it is, it's another great song to listen to. The last song is a typical upbeat country number, "It's Always Somethin'."

    If you're a big fan of Alan Jackson and today's country in general, Joe Diffie's 16 Biggest Hits is a very enjoyable compilation of Diffie's biggest hits of his career. There are many 16 Biggest Hits collections from many country artists, and each one of them introduces their music to those who may not be familar with them, likewise for the true fan of their music, their biggest hits are collected and enjoyed once again.

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