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Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 (Barney's Just Imagine in the United Kingdom and South Africa) was the second album in the Barney's Favorites series as well as being Barney's second album released. Like Volume 1, it contains songs from the TV series, but it also has songs from Barney Live! In New York City and Imagination Island. It was released on August 23, 1994 through EMI Records.

In the same year as the album was released, the album commercially entered at number sixty-six on the Billboard 200 thus becoming Barney's second album to hit that chart.[1] Vol. 2 would later peak at #11 on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on February 3, 1996.[2]

On March 13, 1998, the album went platinum, the same day Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 went triple platinum.[3]

Following the release of Barney's Favorites, Vol. 2 a Spanish equivalent, titled Las Canciones de Barney 2, was released in 1997, and a German equivalent titled Barney's Insel der Fantasien in 1999, however not all the songs are the same from the English counterpart.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars

At AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated the album four stars out of five, saying that both volumes in Barney's Favorites are much like the television series is "cute and sweet". He stated that the album "provides hours of listening enjoyment for small children, although parents might find it a little tiring."[4]


Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Barney Theme Song"
(Audio taken from season one and two)
Stephen Bates BaltesPhilip Parker • Traditional 0:54
2. "Everyone is Special"
(Audio taken from "A Very Special Delivery!")
Parker 1:27
3. "My Yellow Blankey"
(Audio taken from Barney Live! In New York City; without vocals from Barney)
Parker 1:24
4. "BJ's Song"
(Audio taken from Barney Live! In New York City)
Parker 1:48
5. "Growing"
(Audio taken from "Grandparents Are Grand!")
Parker 1:17
6. "It's Nice Just to Be Me"
(Audio taken from "Picture This!")
Parker 1:50
7. "When I Grow Up"
(Audio taken from "I Can Do That!")
Parker 1:31
8. "The Friendship Song"
(Audio taken from "Be a Friend")
Bob SingletonParker 1:08
9. "Please and Thank You"
(Audio taken from "May I Help You?")
Parker 1:36
10. "Good Manners"
(Audio taken from "My Favorite Things")
Parker 1:51
11. "The Airplane Song"
(Audio taken from "An Adventure In Make Believe")
Parker 1:39
12. "Buckle Up My Seatbelt"
(Audio taken from "A Very Special Delivery!")
Stephen White 1:05
13. "The Barney Bag"
(Audio taken from Barney Live! In New York City)
Parker 1:00
14. "Just Imagine"
(Audio taken from Imagination Island)
Parker 1:59
15. "Jungle Adventure"
(Audio taken from Imagination Island)
Parker 1:58
16. "If I Lived Under the Sea"
(Audio taken from "An Adventure in Make-Believe")
Parker 1:20
17. "Sea Medley ("Sailing, Sailing", "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", "Blow the Man Down", "My Blankey Lies Over the Ocean" and "A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea")"
(Audio taken from Imagination Island)
Traditional 3:19
18. "The Rainbow Song"
(Audio taken from "Red, Blue and Circles Too!")
Parker 1:22
19. "Mister Sun"
(Audio taken from "Four Seasons Day" / "Everyone is Special")
Traditional 1:17
20. "The Happy Wanderer"
(Audio taken from "Going Places!")
Traditional 1:31
21. "The Wheels on the Bus"
(Audio Taken from "Stop, Look and Be Safe!"; without vocals from BJ)
Traditional 1:14
22. "My Aunt Came Back"
(Audio taken from Barney Live! In New York City)
Traditional 1:02
23. "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
(Audio taken from "Honk! Honk! A Goose on the Loose!")
Traditional 1:39
24. "Pop Goes the Weasel"
(Audio taken from "Red, Blue and Circles Too!")
Traditional 0:48
25. "Tinkerputt's Song"
(Audio taken from Imagination Island)
Parker 2:17
26. "Just Imagine" (Reprise)
(Audio taken from Imagination Island)
Parker 1:35
Total length: 39:51

Personnel

Credits for Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 adapted from the CD pamphlet and AllMusic.[5]

Managerial and creative

Vocals

Production

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

Visuals and imagery

  • Henry Marquez – art direction
  • Tricia Legault - art direction
  • Hilarie B. Ireton - album designer
  • Lu Ann Graffeo - album designer
  • Jay B. Johnson - album illustrator

Technical

  • Mark Petty - engineer
  • Mike Pietzch - engineer

Charts

Chart (1994-1997) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Kid albums 11
US Billboard 200 66
(UK) Woolworths 2[6]

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various August 23, 1994 Cassette • CD EMI
United Kingdom 1996 PolyGram
South Africa October 2009[7] CD HIT• NEXT
Various Summer 2018 digital download Universal

Trivia

  • The album cover art of the dinosaurs is also featured as the cover of the Imagination Island book adaptation. The artwork used on the book and this album features a cartoon inspired redesign of the dinosaurs that's featured on the cover for Let's Pretend with Barney.
  • Due to a lawsuit over the song in 1994, "I Love You" wasn't included on this album, however, it is was included in Spanish and German equivalent of this album that was released after the lawsuit being settled.

See Also

References

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