Barney's Favorites, Volume 1
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Soundtrack album
Released August 31, 1993
Recorded 1991-1993
Studio Singleton Productions, Inc.
Length 40:23
Label SBK • Barney Music
Produced by Sheryl Leach (exec.)
Dennis DeShazer (exec.)
Allen LeWinter (consulting)
Bob Singleton
Barney chronology
Preceded by
Rock with Barney
Followed by
Barney's Favorites, Volume 2
Barney studio album chronology
Preceded by
Followed by
Barney's Favorites, Volume 2

Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 is the debut album of Barney. It was released on August 31, 1993 on CD and cassette by SBK Records. The album features a compilation of songs from the first and second season of the television show and was the first entry in the Barney's Favorites line.

In the same year as the album was released, it became the fastest-selling children's album ever released,[1] hitting double platinum within four months of the album commercially entering at number nine on the Billboard 200.[2][3] On March 11, 1997, the album commercially went on to peak at number one on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on March 22, 1997, the same date that Run, Jump, Skip and Sing peaked at number three on the same chart.[4]

On March 13, 1998, the album went triple platinum (selling over three million units), making it the most successful Barney album to date.[5]

The album received a nomination for Best Musical Album for Children at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in 1994, in which the award would go to the album producer, Bob Singleton.[6]

Following the release of Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 a sequel was released the following year. In 1997 a spanish equivalent, titled Las Canciones de Barney, was released, and a german equivalent, titled Barney's Lieblingslieder was released in 1998.

Track listing

  1. Barney Theme Song (Audio taken from season one)
  2. My Family's Just Right for Me (Audio taken from "Home Sweet Homes")
  3. Peanut Butter (Audio taken from "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy")
  4. The Ants Go Marching (Audio taken from "I Just Love Bugs")
  5. Apples and Bananas (Audio taken from "Falling for Autumn")
  6. A Camping We Will Go (Audio taken from "A Camping We Will Go")
  7. Sarasponda (Audio taken from "A Camping We Will Go")
  8. Clean Up (Audio taken from "May I Help You?")
  9. If All the Raindrops (Audio taken from "The Exercise Circus")
  10. And the Green Grass Grows All Around (Audio taken from "Our Earth, Our Home")
  11. Sally The Camel (Audio taken from "Going Places")
  12. BINGO (Audio taken from "Be a Friend"; with additional vocals from Baby Bop)
  13. Six Little Ducks (Audio taken from "Down on Barney's Farm")
  14. Do Your Ears Hang Low (Audio taken from "Alphabet Soup")
  15. Looby Loo (Audio taken from "May I Help You?")
  16. Down on Grandpa's Farm (Audio taken from "Grandparents are Grand")
  17. The Stranger Song (Audio taken from "Playing It Safe")
  18. Old Brass Wagon (Audio taken from "Red, Blue and Circles Too!")

    Promotional advertisement for the album.

  19. Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck (Audio taken from "Going Places")
  20. There Are Seven Days (Audio taken from "Happy Birthday, Barney")
  21. Alphabet Song (Audio taken from "May I Help You?")
  22. Mr. Knickerbocker (Audio taken from "Be a Friend")
  23. Kookaburra (Audio taken from "A Camping We Will Go")
  24. Itsy Bitsy Spider (Audio taken from "Grandparents are Grand")
  25. Me and My Teddy (Audio taken from "When I Grow Up...")
  26. The Sister Song (Audio taken from "Everyone is Special")
  27. I Love You (Audio taken from season two)


Credits for Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 adapted from AllMusic[7] and the CD pamphlet.

Managerial and creative



  • Allen LeWinter — production consultant, producer
  • Bob Singleton - arranger
  • Fletch Wiley - arranger

Visuals and imagery

  • Henry Marquez – art direction
  • Karen McDonald - art direction, album designer
  • Jennifer Pickett - album designer


  • David Boothe - engineer, mixing, mixing engineer
  • Mike Pietzch - engineer



Chart (1993-1997) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Kid albums 1
US Billboard 200 9


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) 3× Platinum 3,000,000

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various August 31, 1993 Cassette • CD SBK
United Kingdom 1996 Cassette PolyGram
Various Summer 2018 digital download Universal


  • This album went triple platinum on the same date its sequel went platinum.
  • The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) named it the best selling children's album of 1993-1994.

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, BarneyBarney's Great Adventure: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackI Love to Sing with BarneyBarney'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
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