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Barney's A Great Day for Learning is the ninth US studio album from Barney, released on CD and cassette on July 27, 1999 under the music division of Lyrick Studios. It was soon re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment on February 10, 2004.

On April 10, 2020, the album was transferred to Warner Music Group's Arts Music division, along with other Barney albums, as Mattel entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement between the company, announced on May 1, 2020.[2]

The album is designed to educate children about colors, counting & numbers, going to school, the library, books, the letters of the alphabet, opposites and even the days of the week.

The same year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number twenty-four on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on October 16, 1999.[3]

Following the release of Barney's A Great Day for Learning a Spanish language version, titled Un Gran día para Aprender, was released on December 1, 2003. Unlike it's English counterpart, the songs were taken from other episodes and home videos.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars

At AllMusic, Barney's A Great Day for Learning was rated three stars out of five, with critic Aaron Badgley saying that Barney "makes school and learning fun".[4]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Good Morning" David Bernard Wolf 2:39
2. "I Put a Smile On" Willy Welch 1:37
3. "Look Both Ways" Wolf 2:24
4. "Colors All Around" Jim Rule 2:07
5. "My Jeans are Always Blue" Angelo Natalie 1:34
6. "Mix a Color" Traditional • Bob Singleton 1:00
7. "A Great Day for Counting!" Holly Doubet 2:32
8. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" Traditional 1:08
9. "Pennies in My Pocket" Welch 1:42
10. "Numbers, Numbers!" Wolf 2:23
11. "Find the Numbers in Your House" Natalie 2:19
12. "Why?" Joseph PhillipsTony Peugh 2:16
13. "The Library" Philip Parker 1:38
14. "Books are Fun!" Natalie 2:08
15. "The Classroom Song" Doubet 1:40
16. "The Alphabet Parade" Wolf 2:05
17. "I Am Learning to Spell My Name" Natalie 1:29
18. "That Sounds Like an Opposite to Me!" Doubet 2:11
19. "Try and Try Again" Natalie 2:26
20. "Seven Days" Wolf 1:39
21. "Today, We Can Say!" Wolf 2:35
22. "I Love You" Traditional • Lee Bernstein 0:57
Total length: 42:40


Credits for Barney's A Great Day for Learning adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative



  • Sheryl Leach - development
  • David Bernard Wolf - arranger, producer
  • Phyllis O Wolf - production coordinator
  • Charles King - music administrator, researcher
  • Jonathan Smith - music administrator, researcher


  • David Rosenbald - mixer, master, engineer

Visuals and imagery

  • Michael Estill - package designer
  • Amy McMurry - package designer




Chart (1999) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Kid Albums 24

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various July 27, 1999 Cassette • CD Lyrick
February 10, 2004 CD HIT • Koch
November 30, 2011 digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[5] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel


  • This was the final US Barney album to be produced by musical director David Bernard Wolf and executive produced by Dennis DeShazer.
  • When consumers purchased this album and any one of five educational products, they were able to send in for a free Barney school bag ($10 retail value) by mail.[6]
  • This album was released on Angel Velasco's 11th birthday, which was the same day Let's Play School was released and 4 years after the episode "It's Raining, It's Pouring..." aired.



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