With Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Album ABC's ratings phenomenon transforms itself into a wildly diverse collection of pop songs loosely related to the show's rules and concepts, such as answering the questions correctly (Roy Orbison's "You Got It"); lifelines (Blondie's "Call Me," ELO's "Telephone Line," and Manhattan Transfer's "Operator"); and most importantly, wanting to win lots and lots of money (Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)" and the O'Jays "For the Love of Money"). The album also features new songs such as David Foster's remix of Jack and Jemma's "I Want to Be a Millionaire" and "Griff's Millionaire Mix," as well as Regis Philbin's rendition of "Pennies From Heaven" from his 1968 album It's Time for Regis. In addition, each song is linked by a "Millionaire Moment" from the show, thus maximizing the ability to immerse oneself in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire experience. A strange, and strangely entertaining, piece of pop culture ephemera.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares