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Barney Rocks! is the eleventh US studio album from Barney, released on CD and cassette on August 15, 2000 under the music division of Lyrick Studios, making it the final album to be released under the studio. It was soon re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment in 2003 along with previous Barney albums.[3]

On April 10, 2020, the album was transferred to Warner Music Group's Arts Music division, along with other Barney albums, as Mattel entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement between the company, announced on May 1, 2020.[4]

The album was released the same day as Come on Over to Barney's House, while also being inspired from the video, and it was the only studio album to have Barney voiced by Duncan Brannan.

The album sticks with the theme of pop/rock and having a musical styling of that genre but aged appropriate for children.

Following the release of Barney Rocks!, a Spanish language version, Barney Rocks! (En Español!), was released on March 2, 2001. Inspired by the album, a stage show was performed in Mexico from 2010-2011 titled Barney Rocks! El Concierto en Vivo! taking songs from the album and other Barney media.

Release and promotion

In support of the album, alongside the VHS & DVD of Come On Over to Barney's House and the Barney for Baby clothing line, Lyrick kicked off an eight market mall tour dubbed Barney's Open House, which was co-sponsored by Betters Homes and Gardens. The tour marked the first public mall tour of Barney since 1992.[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars

At AllMusic, MacKenzie Wilson rated the album 3 stars out of 5, saying that "Barney Rocks!" is "energetic, danceable children's tunes".[6]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's How You Make Rock-N-Roll" Timothy Clott 2:30
2. "Rock-N-Roll Star" Joseph Phillips 2:51
3. "Blue Jay Blues" Phillips 1:58
4. "It's a Fun, Fun, Sunny Day!" PhillipsTony Peugh 1:31
5. "Walk Around the Block" Angelo Natalie 2:16
6. "Imagine a Place" PhillipsPeugh 1:33
7. "I Just Can't Wait" PhillipsPeugh 1:32
8. "Anything Can Happen" Phillips 1:55
9. "Colors All Around" Jim Rule 1:51
10. "I'd Love to Sail" Willy Welch 1:29
11. "By Myself" Holly Doubet 1:29
12. "Barney's Rockin' Nursery Rhyme Medley ("Mary Had a Little Lamb"/"Hickory Dickory Dock"/"Pat-A-Cake"/"Jack and Jill"/"This Little Piggy")" Traditional 4:36
13. "Pretty Kitty Blues" Bob SingletonPhilip Parker 1:49
14. "I Put a Smile On" Welch 1:24
15. "Surfin' On the World Wide Web" Bob SingletonPhilip Parker 2:04
16. "Squishy, Squashy, Washy" Natalie 1:23
17. "Have a Snack!" Stephen Bates BaltesLory Lazarus 1:32
18. "Snackin' On Healthy Food" ParkerLawrence I. Haron 1:06
19. "Pumpernickel" BaltesLazarus 1:34
20. "Sour Pickle Face" Clott 1:34
21. "Icky, Squishy, Gooey, Ooey!" Eddie Coker 1:37
22. "Count the Stars" PhillipsC. Russell RiddleJoyce D. Slocum 2:18
23. "Mr. Star" Natalie 1:37
24. "Trying On Dreams" PhillipsRiddleSlocum 2:02
25. "I'm Glad I Have a Brother" BaltesLazarus 1:41
26. "Look at Me, I'm Dancing" Welch 1:37
27. "The Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance" Coker 1:47
28. "The Dino Dance" Phillips 2:38
29. "Someone to Love You Forever" BaltesLazarus 1:54
30. "I Love You" Traditional • Lee Bernstein 1:04
31. "That's How You Make Rock-N-Roll" (Reprise) Clott 1:53
Total length: 58:21

Personnel

Credits for Barney Rocks! adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative

Vocals

Production

Visuals and imagery

  • Mark Murphy - package designer

Release history

Cassette Tape

Region Date Format Label
Various August 15, 2000 Cassette • CD Lyrick
2003 HIT • Koch
January 11, 2005 CD
November 30, 2011[7] digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[8] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel

Trivia

Videos

Promo

See Also

References

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