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Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage
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Live Album
Released November 6, 1996 (Tour)

May 6, 1997 (Retail)[1]

Studio Dallas Sound Lab[2]
Length 42:53
Label Lyrick • Barney Music
Produced by Sheryl Leach (exec.)
Dennis DeShazer (exec.)
Jill K. Hance (associate)
Joseph Phillips[3]
Barney chronology
Preceded by
Run, Jump, Skip and Sing
Followed by
Happy Holidays Love, Barney
Barney studio album chronology
Preceded by
Run, Jump, Skip and Sing
Followed by
Happy Holidays Love, Barney

Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage is a live album with songs from the stage show of the same name. The album was originally sold on November 6, 1996 during the tour and was later released for retail on CD and cassette on May 6, 1997 by Lyrick Studios. The soundtrack was soon re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment in 2004.

Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage was the fifth album released by Barney and the first live album to be released based on a live show.

The same year of the album's retail release, it commercially went on to peak at number six on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on November 8, 1997.[4]

Following the release of Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage a spanish language version, titled La Gran Sorpresa de Barney, was released in 1998.

Original version of the soundtrack

Track listing

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. If You're Happy and You Know It
  3. Welcome to Our Treehouse
  4. The Baby Bop Hop
  5. Happy Birthday to Me
  6. My Kite
  7. Driving Medley (In the Car and Having Fun; Itsy Bitsy Spider; Mister Sun; and Mr. Knickerbocker)
  8. Tinkerputt's Song
  9. We Are Little Robots
  10. Listen to the Night Time
  11. The Rainbow Song
  12. Hey, Look at Me! I Can Fly!
  13. Four Little Ducks
  14. Happy Birthday to Me (Reprise)
  15. If All the Raindrops
  16. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  17. Mother Goose Medley: Humpty Dumpty/Hey Diddle Diddle/Little Miss Muffet/Little Boy Blue/One Two Buckle My Shoe/Sing a Song of Sixpence
  18. Old King Cole
  19. Happy Birthday to You
  20. I Love You


Credits for Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative



  • Joseph Phillips - arranger, producer
  • Charles King — music administrator & researcher
  • Jonathan Smith - music administrator & researcher

Visuals and imagery

  • Amy Lease – album art designer
  • Michael Estill - album art designer


  • Frank Salazar - recorder, mixer engineer


Chart (1997) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Kid Albums 6

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various November 6, 1996 Cassette • CD Lyrick
May 6, 1997
2004 CD HIT • Koch
South Africa October 2007 HIT • NEXT


  • This is soundtrack marked:
    • The first time Joseph Phillips produces a Barney album.
    • The first album to contain the audience effects.
  • Even though the songs, "The Airplane Song" and "I'm Mother Goose" are on the home video, they don't appear in this album.
  • Even though "Listen to the Night Time" was sung in this album, it wasn't in the home video.
  • During "I Love You", the audience can be heard singing, in the US and UK video they can still be heard singing but very faintly, in other versions the audience singing is removed due to the video being redubbed.

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 BoogieCantemos con Barney
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
Other Tributo a BarniBaniwa Chingudeul Theme Song CollectionEk hoor musiek... van vroeg tot laat