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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


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

Managerial and creative



  • 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


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




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


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]


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

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