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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 listing

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Barney Theme Song" Stephen Bates BaltesPhilip Parker • Traditional Barney's Favorites, Volume 1 (1993) 0:54
2. "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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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
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