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Start Singing with Barney is the twelfth US studio album from Barney, released on CD and cassette on November 11, 2003. It was the first Barney album that wasn't a previous released album or an album that featured old recordings to be released under Koch Records and HIT Entertainment.

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.[2]

It was the first album to have the Barney character be voiced by Dean Wendt and was the last US album to be released under the Barney Music Label. The label would be later featured on non-US Barney albums.

Following the release of Start Singing with Barney, a spanish language version, Juguemos a Cantar con Barney was released on March 1, 2005.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2.5/5 stars

At AllMusic, Start Singing With Barney was rated two and a half stars, with critic Johnny Loftus calling it " lively singalong material" with "plenty of silly fun to be had". [3]

Track listing

Start Singing With Barney – Standard edition

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Alphabet Song" Traditional 1:16
2. "Bumpin' Up and Down" Traditional 1:22
3. "What Shall We Make Today?" Willy Welch 0:37
4. "Clean Up" Traditional 0:33
5. "The Clapping Song" Philip Parker 1:22
6. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Traditional 0:48
7. "The Baby Bop Hop" Stephen Bates BaltesLory Lazarus 1:14
8. "Silly Sounds" Parker 1:41
9. "By Myself" Holly Doubet 1:29
10. "I Love to Read"/"Books Are Fun!" WelchAngelo Natalie 3:00
11. "Brushing My Teeth" Parker 1:52
12. "Squishy, Squashy, Washy" Natalie 1:24
13. "Buckle Up My Seatbelt"/"Riding in the Car" Stephen WhiteBob SingletonParker 2:22
14. "The Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance"/"The Dino Dance" Eddie CokerJoseph Phillips 3:16
15. "Down By the Bay"/"It's a Fun, Fun Sunny Day!" Traditional • PhillipsTony Peugh 2:48
16. "The Duckies Do" Welch 1:09
17. "Mary Had a Little Lamb" Traditional 1:17
18. "Old MacDonald" Traditional 1:35
19. "The Popcorn Song" David Bernard Wolf 1:19
20. "Pumpernickel" BaltesLazarus 1:34
21. "Laugh With Me! Wolf 1:13
22. "I Can Laugh" Parker 1:12
23. "I Love You"
(Audio taken from seasons seven and eight)
Traditional • Lee Bernstein 0:59
Total length: 35:22

Start Singing With Barney – United Kingdom edition

No. Title Writer(s) Length
23. "Old King Cole" Traditional 1:41
24. "Nursery Rhyme Medley" Traditional 4:36
25. "Mr. Knickerbocker" Traditional 1:27
26. "We Like Trucks" John Marsden 3:44
27. "I Love You" Traditional 1:00
Total length: 50:35


Credits for Start Singing With Barney adapted from the CD pamphlet and AllMusic.

Managerial and creative


Visuals and imagery

  • Richard Dombrowski - designer, package designer
  • Liz Simpson - layout for UK edition



  • Pat Sellers - mix engineer

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Various November 11, 2003 Cassette • CD HIT • Koch
United Kingdom 2004 CD HIT • CYP[4]
Malaysia 2008 HIT • HVN
South Africa July 16, 2012 HIT • NEXT
Various November 30, 2011[5] digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[6] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel


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