(How to Be A) Millionaire

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"(How to Be a) Millionaire"
Single by ABC
from the album How to Be a...Zillionaire!
Released 26 October 1984
Format 7", 12", CD single
Recorded 1984
Genre New wave, dance-pop, synthpop
Length 3:34
Label Mercury Records / Neutron Records
Writer(s) Martin Fry, Mark White
Producer(s) Martin Fry, Mark White
ABC singles chronology
"(How to Be a) Millionaire"
"Be Near Me"

"(How to Be a) Millionaire" is a song by the British band ABC. It was the first single taken from their 1984 album How to Be a...Zillionaire!.

The single peaked at a modest #49 on the UK Singles Chart, though it fared better in the US where it reached #20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

The music video 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.

The CBS Orchestra always plays the song for Regis Philbin when he's a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.[1][2] Philbin is the former host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.

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 positions[edit]

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


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