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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]



See Also


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English Studio albums Barney's Favorites, Volume 1Barney's Favorites, Volume 2Barney's Sleepytime Songs
Run, Jump, Skip and SingBarney's Big Surprise! Live on StageHappy Holidays Love, Barney
Barney's Great Adventure: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackI Love to Sing with Barney
Barney's A Great Day for LearningBarney For Baby: Love and LullabiesBarney Rocks!
Start Singing With BarneyThe Barney BoogieBarney's Colorful World! LIVE!
The Land of Make-BelieveLet's Go to the BeachLet's Go to the Farm
Perfectly Platinum: 30 Dino-Mite Songs
Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash!: Original Cast Recording
Compilations Barney's Greatest Hits: The Early Years
Other releases Songs in the Key of PurpleSuper-Dee-Duper SongsDino-Tunes
Personalized Sing Along with Barney & FriendsMusic for Me!
Cassettes Barney's Sing Along: In Outer SpaceBarney's Sing Along: Halloween Party
Barney's Great Adventure Sing AlongBarney's Sing Along: Night Before Christmas
Spanish Las Canciones de BarneyLas Canciones de Barney 2La Gran Sorpresa de Barney
Feliz Navidad con Amor BarneyVamos Juntos a CantarEl Castillo Musical de Barney
Te Quiero Lo Mejor de BarneyA Dormir con BarneyBarney Rocks! (En Español!)
Corre, Brinca, Salta y CantaUn Gran Día para AprenderBarney y su Mundo de Colores
El Parque Musical de Barney y Sus AmigosJuguemos a Cantar con BarneyEl Barney Boogie
Cantemos con BarneyCanciones Favoritas
German Barney's LieblingsliederBarney's Insel der Fantasien
Hebrew Hashirim Shel BarneyYom Huledet SameachYadayim Lemala Al Harosh
Portuguese As Músicas Favoritas - Vol. 1As Músicas Favoritas - Vol. 2Vamos Fazer Música
South Africa Barney's Musical CastleEk hoor musiek... van vroeg tot laat
Other Tributo a BarniBaniwa Chingudeul Theme Song Collection