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Run, Jump, Skip and Sing is the fourth Barney album and was released on January 14, 1997, by the music division of Lyrick Studios, making it the first album to be released under the studio[2] since the distribution deal with EMI expired. It was soon re-released by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment on April 22, 2003.[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 same year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number three on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on March 22, 1997.[5]

Following the release of Run, Jump, Skip and Sing a spanish language version, titled Corre, Brinca, Salta y Canta, was released on April 15, 2002. Unlike its english counterpart, the songs were taken from other episodes and home videos.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars
Common Sense Media 4/5 stars

At AllMusic, Ross Boissoneau rated the album three stars out of five, saying that Run, Jump, Skip and Sing is "not as engaging" as the previous albums that came before this one. Boissoneau stated that despite feeling lesser than the previous albums "the quality of the performances is still well above average"[6]

Common Sense Media gave the album four out of five stars. The editors of the site stated that the "songs are short and catchy, and will maintain the participation and attention of most toddlers".[7]

Promo advertising Run, Jump, Skip and Sing on cassette.

Barney music promo advertising the CD and cassette of Run, Jump, Skip and Sing alongside other Barney music.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Play Together" David Bernard Wolf 1:22
2. "The Marching Song" Philip Parker 1:30
3. "Rig-a-Jig-Jig" Traditional 1:52
4. "The Land of Make Believe" Wolf 1:49
5. "BJ's Wild West: "Get Along Little Dogies"/"Home On the Range"/"Buffalo Gals"" Traditional 2:39
6. "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay" Traditional 0:52
7. "Games" Wolf 1:52
8. "Run & Jump Medley: "Ring Around the Rosie"/"Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush"/"Skip To My Lou"/"London Bridge"" Traditional 3:08
9. "Laugh With Me!" Wolf 2:00
10. "Boom Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" Traditional 1:28
11. "What Can We Play on a Rainy Day?" Stephen Bates BaltesLory Lazarus 1:33
12. "Indoor-Outdoor Voices" Parker 1:41
13. "Once Upon a Time" Wolf 3:13
14. "Sing a Song of People" Traditional 1:37
15. "If I Had One Wish" Parker 1:05
16. "Baby Bop's Favorites: "Itsy Bitsy Spider"/"Baby Bumblebee"/"Pat-A-Cake"/"This Little Piggy"" Traditional 2:27
17. "This Old Man" Traditional 1:14
18. "Let's Go On An Adventure" BaltesLazarus 1:27
19. "The Crocodile Song" Traditional 1:15
20. "Our Animal Friends" Wolf 1:59
21. "Silly Sounds" Parker 1:22
22. "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" Traditional 1:19
23. "Five Little Butterflies" Traditional 1:27
24. "The More We Play Together" Traditional 1:17
25. "I Love You" Traditional • Lee Bernstein 0:51
Total length: 42:28


Credits for Run, Jump, Skip and Sing adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative



  • David Bernard Wolf - arranger, producer
  • Phyllis O Wolf — production coordinator
  • Johnathan Smith — music administrator, researcher


  • David Rosenblad - engineer, mixer, engineer mixer


Chart (1997, 2020) Peak Position
Singapore Top Children's Music Music Albums (iTunes) 96[8]
South Africa Top Children's Music Music Albums (iTunes) 39[9]
US Billboard Top Kid Albums 3

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various January 14, 1997 Cassette • CD Lyrick
April 22, 2003 HIT • Koch
March 1, 2012[10] digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[11] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel

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