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Barney's Sleepytime Songs is the third album by Barney that was released on September 26, 1995, by EMI Records. It was the final album released by the studio since soon after, the distribution deal would expire.

The album sticks with the theme of bedtime[2] and contains songs about getting ready for bed, lullabies, the night time, sleep and dreams.

The same year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number four on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on November 25, 1995.[3] It has sold over 500,000 units, currently making it certified gold,[4] thus making it Barney's third album to hit that certification, following the two proceeding albums.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars

At AllMusic, Heather Phares rated the album four stars out of five, saying that Barney's Sleepytime Songs "gathers a generous amount of traditional and contemporary lullabies". [5]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Getting Ready for Bed" David Bernard Wolf 2:25
2. "Splashin' in the Bath" Philip Parker 1:26
3. "Brushing My Teeth Parker 1:26
4. "Swingin' Up to the Stars" Parker 1:32
5. "It's Good to Be Home" Parker 1:36
6. "Listen to the Night Time Wolf 2:37
7. "Tingalayo" Traditional 2:12
8. "My Yellow Blankey" Parker 1:34
9. "Roll Over" Traditional 1:16
10. "Sleep Song" Parker 2:11
11. "Nighty-Nite" Wolf 2:25
12. "Time for Dreams" Wolf 1:32
13. "Star Medley ("Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" /" Star Light, Star Bright")" Traditional 2:20
14. "The Sleeping Princess" Traditional 1:34
15. "Nursery Rhyme Medley ("Rock-a-Bye Baby" / "Hey Diddle Diddle" / "Wee Willie Winkie" / "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling" / "Rock-a-Bye Baby" (Reprise))" Traditional 2:17
16. "Frère Jacques" Traditional 1:18
17. "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" Traditional 2:02
18. "Little Bo Peep"/"Little Boy Blue" Medley Traditional 1:28
19. "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" Traditional 1:55
20. "All The Pretty Little Ponies" Traditional 1:30
21. "Hush, Little Baby" Traditional 1:31
22. "Blanket of Love" Wolf 1:26
23. "Bedtime with Barney" Allen LeWinterWolf 1:48
24. "Lavender's Blue" Traditional 1:02
25. "Goodnight" Wolf 1:41
26. "I Love You" Lee Bernstein • Traditional 1:10
Total length: 45:14

Personnel

Credits for Barney's Sleepytime Songs adapted from AllMusic & the CD pamphlet.

Managerial and creative

Vocals

Production

  • David Bernard Wolf - arranger, producer
  • Charles King — music administrator & researcher
  • Jonathan Smith - music administrator & researcher

Visuals and imagery

  • Guy Davis – design coordinator
  • Tricia Legault - art direction
  • Jay B. Johnson — album illustrator
  • Dennis Full — photographer

Technical

  • David Rosenblad - recorder, mixer
  • Mike Pietzch - engineer

Gallery

Photoshoot

Charts

Chart (1995) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Kid albums 4

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various August 23, 1994 Cassette • CD EMI
United Kingdom 1997 Cassette PolyGram
Various August 20, 2018 digital download • streaming UMG[6]

Trivia

  • This album marked:
  • Despite appearing in the pages of lyric book in this soundtrack album version, BJ does not speak nor sing any of the songs.

See Also

References

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