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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

Personnel

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

Managerial and creative

Vocals

Production

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

Technical

  • David Rosenblad - engineer, mixer, engineer mixer

Charts

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

Trivia

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References

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