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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


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

Managerial and creative



  • 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


  • Mark Petty - engineer
  • Mike Pietzch - engineer


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


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


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