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Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 (Barney's Just Imagine in the United Kingdom/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand 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 seasons one, two, and three)
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


Back cover[]


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
Original August 23, 1994 Cassette • CD EMI
United Kingdom & Ireland 1st November, 1996 Abbey Home Entertainment
Australia & New Zealand 1999 Roadshow Entertainment
South Africa October 2009[7] CD HIT• NEXT
Various Summer 2018 digital download Universal


  • 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.
  • While some songs from the album are taken from Imagination Island, some were also omitted, including "That's What an Island Is", which was specifically omitted due to Martha Datema Lipscomb, a producer for the album, disliking the song.
  • Due to a lawsuit over the song in 1994, "I Love You" wasn't included on this album, however, it was included in Spanish and German equivalent of this album that was released after the lawsuit being settled.

See Also[]


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Studio albums: Barney's Favorites, Volume 1Barney's Favorites, Volume 2Barney's Sleepytime SongsRun, 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 FarmPerfectly Platinum: 30 Dino-Mite SongsBarney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash!: Original Cast Recording

Compilations: Barney's Greatest Hits: The Early Years

Promotional: Songs in the Key of PurpleSuper-Dee-Duper SongsBest BehaviorsDino-Tunes

Personalized: Sing Along with Barney & FriendsMusic for Me!

Barney & The Backyard Gang: The Backyard ShowThree WishesA Day at the BeachWaiting for SantaCampfire Sing-AlongBarney Goes to SchoolBarney in ConcertRock with Barney
Sing-Along: Barney's Sing Along: Halloween PartyBarney's Great Adventure Sing AlongBarney's Sing Along: In Outer SpaceBarney's Sing Along: Night Before Christmas
Las Canciones de BarneyLas Canciones de Barney 2La Gran Sorpresa de BarneyFeliz Navidad con Amor BarneyVamos Juntos a CantarEl Castillo Musical de BarneyTe Quiero Lo Mejor de BarneyA Dormir con BarneyBarney Rocks! (En Español!)Corre, Brinca, Salta y CantaUn Gran Día para AprenderBarney y su Mundo de ColoresEl Parque Musical de Barney y Sus AmigosJuguemos a Cantar con BarneyEl Barney BoogieCantemos con BarneyCanciones FavoritasMis Amigos de la Selva
Cover: Tributo a Barni
Barney's LieblingsliederBarney's Insel der Fantasien
Hashirim Shel BarneyYom Huledet SameachYadayim Lemala Al Harosh
Baniwa Chingudeul Theme Song Collection
As Músicas Favoritas - Vol. 1As Músicas Favoritas - Vol. 2Vamos Fazer Música
South Africa
Barney's Musical CastleEk hoor musiek... van vroeg tot laat