(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 5 November 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
"S.O.S."
(1984)
"(How to Be a) Millionaire"
(1984)
"Be Near Me"
(1985)

"(How to Be a) Millionaire" is a song by the British band ABC. It was the first single taken from their 1985 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
position
UK Singles Chart 49
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4

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