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Kidsongs: What I Want to Be! is the seventh entry of Kidsongs Music Video Stories released in December 2, 1986.


Play along with the Kidsongs Kids as they imagine all of the wonderful careers they can have when they grow up. Climb aboard a fire truck and slide down the pole with real-life firefighters, take a cruise on a Coast Guard cutter, ride a bucking bronco and sample goodies at a candy factory as the kids explore all of the fun things they want to be.


The Kidsongs Kids

Cameo Cast

Sailor Dancers

Adult Cast

Lost Children

A Special Appearance


  1. What Do You Want to Be? (Michael Lloyd) (used in leading kid segments, also besides the full version) (also used during the end credits)
  2. Sea Cruise with Ryan Bollman and Heather Green as leading kids. This song featuring dancers Ingrid Dupree, Kristy Chan, Poochie Puett, and Ann and Christina Gibbons.
  3. Drivin' My Life Away with Ryan Dorin as the leading kid.
  4. Teacher Medley (AKA School Medley) with Alanna Mulhern as the leading kid.
    1. One, Two Buckle My Shoe
    2. School Days
    3. The Alphabet Song
  5. I Want to Be a Fireman with Kristy Lynn Espinoza as the leading kid. (Michael Lloyd) (also used during the end credits)
  6. Candy Man with David Chan as the leading kid.
  7. Them Bones with Kiki Scott as the leading kid. (also used during the end credits)
  8. Mr. Policeman with Tina Marie Espinoza as the leading kid. (Michael Lloyd) (also used during the end credits)
  9. Rodeo Rider with Ashande Gravenberg as the leading kid. (Michael Lloyd)
  10. Act Naturally with Chris Finch as the leading kid with Mike the Dog. (Buck Owens)


  • Nicole Mandich made a cameo performance in the song, "Them Bones."
  • The three songs, "One, Two Buckle My Shoe," "School Days," and "The Alphabet Song," were part of a medley known as Teacher Medley.
  • Coleman Saucier (from the previous video; Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals) who were uncredited, made a cameo performance in all the songs of the Teacher Medley.
  • In addition to appearing in the song, "Sea Cruise," both Kristy Chan and Ingrid Dupree cameo appeared in the songs of the Teacher Medley.
  • Although she did not appear in this video, Sh'Vaughn Heath was seen on the DVD cover of this video.
  • Songs from this video can be seen in The Kidsongs Television Show.
  • This is the only Kidsongs music video to feature Ryan Bollman and Kiki Scott as leading Kidsongs kids. Ryan eventually appeared in the intro of the first season of The Kidsongs Television Show. Kiki cameo appeared in Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing and Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes.
  • This video got recorded at See's Candies, U.S. Coast Guard, Los Angeles Fire Department, Zimmer's Truck Stop, and Los Angeles Unified School in Los Angeles, California, Rio Hondo Police Academy in Whittier, California, Zimmer's Truck Stop in South El Monte, California and Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.
  • According to the production slate, the "Act Naturally" scene was filmed on July 1, 1986.


Music Video Stories
I'd Like to Teach the World to SingGood Night, Sleep TightCars, Boats, Trains and PlanesSing Out, America!What I Want to Be!The Wonderful World of SportsRide the Roller CoasterVery Silly SongsWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasPlay Along SongsIf We Could Talk to the AnimalsBilly Biggle's Favorite Songs