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Barney's Greatest Hits: The Early Years

Barney's Greatest Hits: The Early Years

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Say What You Will About The Purple One--He'S Overly Friendly, He'S Generally Tiresome--But Toddlers And Preschoolers Can'T Get Enough Of Him. Legions Of Youngsters Will Delight In Barney'S Greatest Hits, A 25-Track Compendium Of The Playful Dinosaur'S Best-Loved Tunes. Watchers Of The Phenomenally Popular Tv Show Won'T Find Anything Unfamiliar Here. Included Are Many Barney Originals, Including "If All The Raindrops"; "Peanut Butter"; "Bj'S Song"; "My Yellow Blankie"; "There Are Seven Days"; The "Yankee Doodle Dandy"-Inspired Theme Song; And, Of Course, "I Love You," The Show'S Warm And Fuzzy Closing Number. Barney Also Puts His Happy-Go-Lucky Spin On A Handful Of Traditional Songs, Including "Pop Goes The Weasel," "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt," "The Wheels On The Bus," And "Itsy Bitsy Spider." There'S No Denying This Record'S Exceptionally High Burn Factor Where Grownups Are Concerned, But Those Merciful Enough To Endure A Rash Of Repeat Listens May Reap Behavioral Benefits. Songs Such As "Please And Thank You," A Reinforcement Of The Power Of The Magic Words, And "The Friendship Song," A Gently Persuasive Track Preaching That Kindness Is King (Especially Among Playmates), Have A Lego-Like Way Of Connecting With Very Young Kids. They Non-Confrontationally Encourage Young Listeners To Add To Their Repertoire Of Praiseworthy Habits, No Nagging Required. For Focused Caregivers, Such A Reward Takes The Sting Out Of These Almost Unbearably Syrupy Songs. In Fact, Only Those Whose Threshold For Corny Kids Stuff Is Seriously Low Ought To Be Excused From Sucking It Up And Brightening A Little Kid'S Day With A Spin Or Two Of "Barney'S Greatest Hits." --Tammy La Gorce

Track Listing

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Friendship Song
  3. If All The Raindrops
  4. The Rainbow Song
  5. There Are Seven Days
  6. The Ants Go Marching
  7. Pop Goes The Weasel
  8. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  9. Apples & Bananas
  10. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  11. The Wheels On The Bus
  12. Down On Grandpa's Farm
  13. And The Green Grass Grows All Around
  14. Mr. Knickerbocker
  15. BJ's Song
  16. Peanut Butter
  17. Sally The Camel
  18. My Yellow Blankey
  19. Please And Thank You
  20. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  21. Nursery Rhyme Medley: Rock -A-Bye, Baby/Hey Diddle Diddle/Wee Willie Winkie...
  22. Lavender's Blue
  23. Just Imagine
  24. Listen To The Nighttime
  25. I Love You

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #114130 in Music
  • Published on: 2000-09-26
  • Released on: 2000-04-26
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .47" h x 5.59" w x 4.88" l, .19 pounds

Editorial Reviews
Say what you will about the purple one--he's overly friendly, he's generally tiresome--but toddlers and preschoolers can't get enough of him. Legions of youngsters will delight in Barney's Greatest Hits, a 25-track compendium of the playful dinosaur's best-loved tunes. Watchers of the phenomenally popular TV show won't find anything unfamiliar here. Included are many Barney originals, including "If All the Raindrops"; "Peanut Butter"; "BJ's Song"; "My Yellow Blankie"; "There Are Seven Days"; the "Yankee Doodle Dandy"-inspired theme song; and, of course, "I Love You," the show's warm and fuzzy closing number. Barney also puts his happy-go-lucky spin on a handful of traditional songs, including "Pop Goes the Weasel," "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt," "The Wheels on the Bus," and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." There's no denying this record's exceptionally high burn factor where grownups are concerned, but those merciful enough to endure a rash of repeat listens may reap behavioral benefits. Songs such as "Please and Thank You," a reinforcement of the power of the magic words, and "The Friendship Song," a gently persuasive track preaching that kindness is king (especially among playmates), have a Lego-like way of connecting with very young kids. They non-confrontationally encourage young listeners to add to their repertoire of praiseworthy habits, no nagging required. For focused caregivers, such a reward takes the sting out of these almost unbearably syrupy songs. In fact, only those whose threshold for corny kids stuff is seriously low ought to be excused from sucking it up and brightening a little kid's day with a spin or two of "Barney's Greatest Hits." --Tammy La Gorce

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2Songs don't match the song list.
By Jenna G.
I bought this CD for my two year old for Christmas. When we listened to it, I said "Oh, you know the next one. It's There Are Seven Days!" Then the next song started and it was NOT There Are Seven Days. So, I checked the rest of the album and not one song on the CD matched what the CD case listed. I looked at the CD itself and it said Barney's Greatest Hits on it. After a little research, I realized the songs on this CD match the Barney's Favorites Vol. 2 (Imagination Island) album. So odd. Anyway, I wanted to return it but the seller I bought it from was going to make me pay for shipping it back AND wasn't going to reimburse me for the original shipping cost. Bummer! Oh well...My two year old won't mind very much, but I however, wanted the other songs.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5This makes my 3 year old and 8 month old smile from ear to ear
By ALiu
My 3 year old son loves Barney, and he loves music. I thought he would love this CD and I wasn't disappointed. He asks to listen to this almost daily and when I put it on, he smiles from ear to ear. He dances and does the motions like he sees the Barney kids do for these songs on the show. I don't know if it is because our 8 month old sees the joy in our 3 year old when he hears the music and he reacts too or if he truly enjoys the music too. He does smile each time the music first comes on even when his big brother is not around, but then he seems to tune it out later.

The next best thing would be a music video, but this is great for the car and when we are playing with other activities in the house. I put this on sometimes when we have play dates too and several of the songs non-Barney fans will recognize and like too (Pop! Goes the Weasel, Wheels on the Bus, I love you). This may be preferable to a music video if you limit how much TV your child watches like we do.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Love Love Love
By Jlynn123
All songs are sung the way I grew up hearing them. I have had such a hard time finding a CD for my daughter that had old childhood favorites sung the right way. I bought alot of CD's and everything had it's own twist of words. Most sounded so dumb and confused my daughter since they weren't sung how we were singing them at home. I was so excited when the Barney CD came and EVERY song was sung the way I remember them from when I was little. So easy for my daughter to sing along. Didn't take long for her to know every word. We love this CD so worth the money. It is my now almost 3 year old daughters favorite. :) So don't waste your money on tons of bad CD's. This is all you need.

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