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I Love to Sing with Barney is the eighth US studio album from Barney, released on CD and cassette on January 12, 1999 under Lyrick Studios. It was soon re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment in 2003 along with previous Barney albums.

The album was released the same day as Sing and Dance with Barney both celebrating Barney's 10th Anniversary.[2]

After the year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number seven on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums and number twenty-five on Billboard's Independent albums on May 6, 2000.[3][4]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2.5/5 stars

At AllMusic, Heather Phares rated the album two and a half stars out of five, saying that I Love to Sing with Barney is "fun" for fans of the purple dinosaur. Phares says that the arrangements of the traditional songs add a "playful twist" to what was already known. [5]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Being Together" Joseph K. Phillips 1:55
2. "The Land of Make-Believe" David Bernard Wolf 1:39
3. "Our Friend Barney Had A Band" Traditional 1:58
4. "Taking Turns" Philip Parker 1:08
5. "Over in the Meadow" Traditional 1:58
6. "London Bridge" Traditional 1:18
7. "S'Mores" Bob Singleton 1:23
8. "The Yum Yum Song" Angelo Natalie 1:21
9. "The Noble Duke of York" Traditional 0:51
10. "The Clapping Song" Parker 2:01
11. "A Silly Hat" Parker 1:32
12. "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" Traditional 1:33
13. "Laugh With Me!" Wolf 1:59
14. "Castles So High" Parker 1:22
15. "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" Traditional 1:39
16. "Down by the Station" Traditional 1:35
17. "Bumpin' Up and Down" Traditional 1:04
18. "The Raindrop Song" Stephen Bates BaltesLory Lazarus 1:59
19. "Colors Make Me Happy" Willy Welch 1:28
20. "The More We Get Together Traditional 0:52
21. "The Rocket Song" Baltes 1:27
22. "The Baby Bop Hop" BaltesLazarus 1:15
23. "Muffin Man Medley ("The Muffin Man" / "Hot Cross Buns" / "Pat-A-Cake" / "The Muffin Man" (Reprise))" Traditional 1:29
24. "If You're Happy and You Know It" Traditional 1:27
25. "People Helping Other People" Parker 2:06
26. "You Can Count on Me" Natalie 1:43
27. "I Love You" Lee Bernstein • Traditional 0:57
Total length: 42:16

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Personnel

Credits for I Love to Sing with Barney adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative

Vocals

Production

  • David Bernard Wolf - arranger, producer
  • Phyllis O Wolf - production coordinator
  • Charles King - music administrator, researcher
  • Jonathan Smith - music administrator, researcher

Technical

  • David Rosenbald - mixer, master, engineer

Visuals and imagery

  • Mark Murphy - package designer
  • Leonar Egea - package designer

Charts

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Chart (2000) Peak Position
US Billboard Independent Albums 25
US Billboard Top Kid Albums 7

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various January 12, 1999 Cassette • CD Lyrick
2003 HIT • Koch


Trivia

  • The 2003 re-release of this album claims to include a bonus track titled "Hale-Bopp Boogie", but no such track in this soundtrack album.
  • The track "Laugh With Me!" is recycled from the album Run Jump Skip and Sing.
  • The album was pressed in November 1998, explaining the 1998 copyright date.
  • Eight songs from this album were originally intended to be in a song sampler on the DVD of Barney In Outer Space before it was cancelled.

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