(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
Writer(s)
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 ... 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 the English new wave 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]