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Top 20 Countdown is a 2009 direct-to-video Barney Home Video clip show that was released on March 10, 2009.


Top 20 Countdown

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It's time to sing and dance to Barney's top 20 countdown of your favorite songs! Along with Baby Bop and BJ, Barney shows you how to sing and count at the same time and how to move your feet to some great beats. So grab a friend and sing along to some of the best songs like "One Two Buckle My Shoe" and the classic "I Love You." It's a musical adventure of learning and fun that the whole family will enjoy.



  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Mr. Knickerbocker" (Scene Taken from: "Let's Make Music!"; as Number 20)
  3. "Good Manners" (Scene Taken from: "Play Piano with Me!"; as Number 19)
  4. "Keep Your Sneeze to Yourself" (Scene Taken from: "Tea-riffic Manners"; as Number 18)
  5. "The Wheels on the Truck" (Scene Taken from: "Making a Move!"; as Number 17)
  6. "Riding on a Bike" (Scene Taken from: "Making a Move!"; as Number 16)
  7. "The Airplane Song" (Scene Taken from: Let's Pretend with Barney/"Let Your Creativity Fly!"; as Number 15)
  8. "Colors All Around" (Scene Taken from: "It's Your Birthday, Barney!"; as Number 14)
  9. "The Rainbow Song" (Scene Taken from: Now I Know My ABCs/"A Wonderful World of Colors and Shapes"; as Number 13)
  10. "The Elephant Song" (Scene Taken from: "Bunches of Boxes"; as Number 12)
  11. "If I Lived Under the Sea" (Scene Taken from: "Splish! Splash!"; as Number 11)
  12. "The Doctor is a Friend of Mine" (Scene Taken from: Happy Mad Silly Sad/"Caring Hearts"; as Number 10)
  13. "It's C-C Cold BRRRR!" (Scene Taken from: Barney's Colorful World!; as Number 9)
  14. "Mister Sun" (Scene Taken from: Let's Pretend with Barney/"Imagine That!"; as Number 8)
  15. "I Am Learning to Spell My Name" (Scene Taken from: Now I Know My ABCs/"Easy as ABC"; as Number 7)
  16. "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Scene Taken from: Movin' and Groovin'; as Number 6)
  17. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" (Scene Taken from: "Coming On Strong"; as Number 5)
  18. "The Dino Dance" (Scene Taken from: "It's Showtime!"; as Number 4)
  19. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (Scene Taken from: "Let Your Creativity Fly!/Imagine That!"; as Number 3)
  20. "The Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance" (Scene Taken from: "Play for Exercise!"; as Number 2)
  21. "I Love You" (Scene Taken from: Happy Mad Silly Sad/"Caring Hearts"; as Number 1)


Production for this video took place in March 2005. This home video follows the same format as the video Can You Sing That Song?, with a fixed audience and a similar set. It is possible that Top 20 Countdown was filmed around the same time as that said video. The copyright for this video says "2008", implying that it was completed months before it was released.

Behind the scenes[]


On April 1, 2022, the official Barney YouTube channel, managed by 9 Story Media Group at the time, uploaded Top 20 Countdown on the platform. The video uploaded by the channel came from a Barney fan upload on YouTube. When uploaded onto YouTube, the video was renamed to "Favourite SONGS". Top 20 Countdown was later included in the streaming package titled Barney & Friends Specials, alongside other Barney Home Videos, which was began streaming on Tubi on September 29, 2023.


Top 20 Countdown was released at the price of $14.99, being originally distributed by HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate Home Entertainment.[1] According to the insert in the videos, Let's Go to the Beach and Let's Make Music, this video was originally called "Barney's Musical Countdown".



Barney Top 20 Countdown Colouring Page

Coloring Page

  • This video marked:
    • The only appearances of Anna, Megan, Jeremy, Sammy, and Suzy.
    • The final appearance of Josh.
    • The final home video to have 3 dino characters in production order before Riff was added.
  • Brenna Demerson, who portrays Olivia on Barney & Friends, makes an uncredited cameo appearance. She can be seen as an audience member in the video.
  • Unlike the other songs where the titles are said after the number, Barney does not say the title of song number eighteen.
  • This video marks the first home video to use the "Barney Theme Song", since Shake Your Dino Tail!.
  • Since the video claims to have twenty songs in the countdown, the "Barney Theme Song" doesn't count as one of the songs.
  • In the Spanish dub, as well as the VCD release, the HIT Entertainment logo from 2001-2007 is used at the beginning and end.
    • It can be assumed that this video was released internationally first before being released in the US.
      • This also marks the first time a home video release was delayed in the US before its scheduled release date. The next two would be Best Fairy Tales which was released in 2010 and A Super-Dee-Duper Day which was released in 2014 despite them being produced and filmed in 2004 and 2009 respectively.
  • Compared to other home videos released during this time, the theme song was altered for this home video. Most notably, there are no sound effects like the ones heard during seasons seven through twelve of Barney & Friends and the background is changed to purple with CGI-animated pieces of confetti.



  1. Video View March 10, 2009 Retrieved October 5, 2023

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