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Philip Parker alongside his wife Kathy Parker posing with other Barney & Friends products

Philip Ames Parker (born April 1, 1947) is a songwriter who wrote songs for Barney & Friends, as well as for the Barney & The Backyard Gang videos.


Many of the songs from the early days of the television series were written by Parker. In addition to his songs, he also performed The Bear in "Campfire Sing-Along". He is the husband of Barney co-creator Kathy Parker which is how he came to get the job. He studied music in college, but outside college, he taught trigonometry for many years. He now teaches algebra in the Dallas Fort worth area.

According to Bob West (the voice of Barney from 1988-2001), Phil and Kathy were to create another show in 2003. However, Bob West and others who have previously worked on Barney have since lost contact with the both of them.

List of Songs Written

  1. Waiting for Santa
  2. Winter's Wonderful
  3. Skating, Skating
  4. The Elves' Rap
  5. Let's All Do A Little Tapping
  6. Everyone is Special
  7. The Backyard Gang Rap
  8. We Are Barney and the Backyard Gang
  9. Baby Bop's Song
  10. Baby Bop's Street Dance
  11. Bubble, Bubble Bath
  12. Help Protect the Earth
  13. Me and My Teddy
  14. There Are 50 Stars on Our Flag
  15. I Can Laugh
  16. Good Manners
  17. Barney Theme Song (additional lyrics for Barney & Friends)
  18. The Barney Bag
  19. I'm a Little Robot
  20. The Animal Parade
  21. The Family in the Dell
  22. Riding in the Car
  23. The Sister Song
  24. Where is Family?
  25. My Family's Just Right For Me
  26. The Traffic Light Song
  27. The Stranger Song
  28. Tina's Sad Song
  29. Our Friend Barney
  30. The Clapping Song
  31. The Exercise Song
  32. Move Your Body
  33. The Shape Up Freeze
  34. Animals in Motion
  35. Mish Mash Soup
  36. The Milk Song
  37. Snackin' On Healthy Food
  38. If It Never Ever Rained Again
  39. The Fall Song
  40. Painting the Shapes
  41. The Rainbow Song
  42. The Airplane Song
  43. The More We Share Together
  44. Taking Turns
  45. The Shadow Song
  46. Ten Little Monsters
  47. I Used to Be Afraid
  48. Growing
  49. Frosting the Cake
  50. Hey, Hey, Our Friends Are Here
  51. The N Game
  52. Alphabet Soup
  53. Brushing My Teeth
  54. Simple and Beautiful a Rainbow
  55. Mother Goose, Please Appear
  56. I'm Mother Goose
  57. Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Teddy Bear Gone?
  58. The Friendship Song
  59. Twinkle Little Lightning Bug
  60. The Career March
  61. When I Grow Up
  62. People Helping Other People
  63. The Waitress Song
  64. The Five Senses Song
  65. The Marching Song
  66. Lookin' Round My Neighborhood
  67. We Like Rocks
  68. Scary Stories
  69. Swingin' Up to the Stars
  70. Please and Thank You
  71. I Try To Be Polite
  72. Splashin' in the Bath
  73. A Carnival Of Numbers
  74. Number Limbo
  75. The Doctor is a Friend of Mine
  76. The Sleep Song
  77. This Is Not My Day
  78. Pretty Kitty Blues
  79. It's OK to Cry
  80. When I Get Mad
  81. That's a Home to Me
  82. If I Lived Under the Sea
  83. The Fiesta Song
  84. The Tortilla Song
  85. Piñata Song
  86. Castles So High
  87. Silly Sounds
  88. If I Had One Wish
  89. It's Good to Be Home
  90. I Like Autumn
  91. No Matter What the Name
  92. No Matter Where They Are
  93. Turn Off the Light
  94. My Yellow Blankey
  95. Wave the Flags
  96. The Library Song
  97. Our Friend Barney Had A Band
  98. Listen
  99. Hello, Goodbye
  100. The Clean Up Clock
  101. Happy Dancin'
  102. A Silly Hat
  103. It's Nice Just to Be Me
  104. Look at Me, I'm Three
  105. Silly Things
  106. Indoor-Outdoor Voices
  107. Just Imagine
  108. Jungle Adventure
  109. The Tiger Song
  110. A Big Parade Of Numbers
  111. The Winkster's Song
  112. BJ's Song
  113. Tinkerputt's Song
  114. Jungle Adventure (Safari Version)
  115. Here in the Forest
  116. I'm the King