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This album is not to be confused with Barney's Greatest Hits - Live On Stage.

Barney's Greatest Hits: The Early Years is the first greatest hits album by Barney. It features various songs from his first three albums:  Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 (1993), Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 (1994), and Barney's Sleepytime Songs (1995). It was released on CD and cassette on September 26, 2000, by Capitol Records. It was the third and final US Barney album to be released in 2000.

After the year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number twenty-five on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on October 20, 2001.[2] It was the ninth Barney album to hit that chart and it was so far the last.

Track list

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Barney Theme Song" Stephen Bates BaltesPhilip Parker • Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 (1993) 0:54
2. "The Friendship Song" Bob Singleton • Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 (1994) 1:08
3. "If All the Raindrops" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:23
4. "The Rainbow Song" Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:22
5. "There Are Seven Days" Lawrence I. Haron Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 0:56
6. "The Ants Go Marching" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 2:24
7. "Pop Goes the Weasel" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 0:48
8. "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:39
9. "Apples and Bananas" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:44
10. "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:13
11. "The Wheels on the Bus" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:14
12. "Down on Grandpa's Farm" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 2:29
13. "And the Green Grass Grows All Around" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 2:23
14. "Mr. Knickerbocker" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:13
15. "BJ's Song" Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:48
16. "Peanut Butter" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:26
17. "Sally the Camel" Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:49
18. "My Yellow Blankey" Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:24
19. "Please and Thank You" Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:36
20. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Traditonal Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 1:00
21. Nursery Rhyme Medley: ("Rock-A-Bye Baby"; "Hey Diddle Diddle"; "Wee Willie Winkie"; "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling"; & "Rock-A-Bye Baby" (Reprise))
Traditional Barney's Sleepytime Songs (1995) 2:17
22. "Lavender's Blue" Traditonal Barney's Sleepytime Songs 1:02
23. "Just Imagine" Parker Barney's Favorites, Volume 2 1:59
24. "Listen to the Night Time" David Bernard Wolf Barney's Sleepytime Songs 2:37
25. "I Love You" Lee Bernstein • Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 2:03
Total length: 39:51

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various September 26, 2000 Cassette • CD Capitol
November 22, 2018 digital download • streaming Universal

References

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