(How to Be A) Millionaire

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"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
HowToBeAMillionaire.jpg
Single by ABC
from the album How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
B-side "(How to Be A) Billionaire"
Released 26 October 1984
Format
Recorded 1984
Genre
Length 3:34
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Martin Fry
  • Mark White
ABC singles chronology
"S.O.S."
(1984)
"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
(1984)
"Be Near Me"
(1985)
"S.O.S."
(1984)
"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
(1984)
"Be Near Me"
(1985)
How to Be a ... Zillionaire! track listing
"A to Z"
(6)
"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
(7)
"Tower of London"
(8)

"(How to Be A) Millionaire" is a song by English new wave and synth-pop band ABC. It was the first single taken from their third studio album, How to Be a ... Zillionaire!

The single peaked at a modest No. 49 on the UK Singles Chart, though it fared better in the US where it reached No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100[1] and No. 4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2]

The CBS Orchestra played the song for Regis Philbin when he was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.[3] Philbin was the former host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Music video[edit]

The music video is in animation and shows a cartoon Martin Fry and Mark White being overwhelmed by their luxury goods, which are continually growing in size. The other two band members make a brief appearance in cartoon form.[4]

Track listing[edit]

7": Neutron NT107[edit]

  1. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" – 3:30
  2. "(How to Be A) Billionaire" – 3:37

12": Neutron NTXR 107[edit]

  1. "(How to Be A) Zillionaire" (Bond Street Mix) – 6:05
  2. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" (Single Remix) – 3:31
  3. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" (A Capella Version) – 3:30

12": Neutron NTX 107[edit]

  1. "(How to Be A) Zillionaire" (Wall Street Mix) – 7:33
  2. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" – 3:31
  3. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" (Accapella) – 3:30
  4. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" (Nickel & Dime Mix) – 5:22 (included on US version only)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 49
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC Chart History". Billboard. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 16. 
  3. ^ Letterman - Regis Is Shrek - YouTube
  4. ^ (How to Be A) Millionaire. MTV. 

External links[edit]