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"(How to Be A) Millionaire"
Song by ABC
from the album How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
Released26 October 1984
GenreNew wave, synthpop
LabelMercury Records / Neutron Records
Songwriter(s)Martin Fry, Mark White
Producer(s)Martin Fry, Mark White

"(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[1] and #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[]

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[]

7": Neutron NT107[]

  1. "(How to Be a) Millionaire" - 3:30
  2. "(How to Be a) Billionaire" - 3:37

12": Neutron NTXR 107[]

  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[]

  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[]

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


  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[]

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