Two music videos were made by the band ABC. The UK video shows the four band members moving against a dark background, using simple stop motion camera tricks. The US version, directed by Peter Care, has a spoken prologue and epilogue, and presents Martin Fry and Mark White as noir detectives, investigating a variety of shady American characters.
this is a nice little mix, that is different from the album version.
quite a few other mixes were made of this song. with an initial mix ‘the abigails party mix’ being on the original cassette and cd.
the b-side was a strange instrumental, with a few vocals, called judy’s jewels.
next up, is the acapella version of ‘how to be a millionaire’.
the first 12″ release ——————— 12″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NTXR 107) [ps] 6:05 How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix) 3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix) [“$$$$$$$$$ version”?] 3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
note : this is the 1st 12″ for the single, with a different cover/artwork…. —————————————————————-
the 2nd 12″ release ——————— 12″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 107) [“Wall St./big car” ps] 7:33 How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix) 3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix) 3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
note : i’m not sure if this was released around the same time or slightly later than the 7″….this was part 2 of 2 different 12″ releases.. —————————————————
also, on the back of the release are pictures of the members….and they show a dark haired girl called ‘fiona’ instead of ‘eden’…
on the back of this release, the artwork now shows ‘eden’….
both of the tracks on the b-side are the same as the ones on the other 12″ ——————— [audio http://www.directlinkupload.com/uploads/126.96.36.199/12%20abc%20-%20How%20To%20Be%20A%20Millionaire(Acapella).mp3 ]
well, here is my all-time
favorite songs from them…
great social satire/commentary for
the times..(along with the ‘pet shop
boys – opportunities’ which was being
played around the same time)
it’s had quite a history…i’m sure
theres a story out there about what
happened with it….
but i first heard this song on the
radio way back in 1984 (the wall st mix)..
and i really liked it……it was only
being played on the ‘soul and funk’ stations,
not the pop ones…and i managed to tape
it off the radio, so i could listen to
over and over…
but i never did find it in the stores
until it was re-released in 1985 in the US..
and that was after ‘be near me’ was a big
from lazlos discography
ABC: How To Be A Millionaire
7″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NT 107) [with poster]
How To Be A Millionaire
How To Be A Billionaire
note : this was the first release, i’m sure there
were promo’s of it also…. the 7″ mix is a
single edit of the song…
both how to be a millionaire (7 inch) and
‘how to be a billionaire’ version which
is an instrumental mix…
these have not been on CD yet..
i’m making a deluxe version of how to be a zillionaire..
here’s what i would like it to be like: ———————————————– how to be a millionaire (deluxe) v1.0
disc 1: ——————————————- original album format track time title ——————— cd 1 3:49 Fear Of The World cd 2 3:38 Be Near Me cd 3 3:27 Vanity Kills cd 4 3:32 Ocean Blue cd 5 5:34 15 Storey Halo cd 6 2:48 A To Z cd 7 3:35 How To Be A Millionaire cd 8 3:38 Tower Of London cd 9 4:18 So Hip It Hurts cd 10 3:17 Between You and Me
singles and bsides format track time title —————————————- v 11 3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix) v 12 3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella) cd 13 3:31 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. single remix) v 14 3:37 Vanity Kills (7″) cd 15 2:03 Judy’s Jewels cd 16 3:40 Ocean Blue (Single Mix or 7″) —–
instrumentals format track time title —————– v 17 3:41 How To Be A Billionaire cd 18 3:38 How To Be A Trillionaire (Harajuku Mix) cd 19 3:36 What’s Your Destination (be near me-inst) cd 20 3:38 Tower Of London [instrumental] ————— 14:33 ==== 1hr:12:01
disc 2 ———– remixes format track time title ———– cd 1 7:33 How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix) cd 2 6:05 How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix) v 3 5:22 How To Be A Zillionaire (nickel & dime mix) cd 4 5:27 Be Near Me (munich disco mix) v 5 4:45 Be Near Me (ecstasy mix) cd 6 4:58 Be Near Me (munich disco mix – early fade) v 7 6:13 Vanity Kills (the mendelsohn mix) cd 8 5:43 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. remix) cd 9 5:09 Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix) v 10 5:58 Tower Of London (extended version) cd 11 4:40 Fear Of The World (in cinemascope) cd 12 8:53 ABC Megamix cd 13 3:37 Ocean Blue (pacific mix) cd 14 5:12 Ocean Blue (atlantic mix) ==== 1hr:19m:35s