In 1990 two brothers who went by their last name, “Calloway,” had their one and only major hit. As far as stereotypical late 80′s/early 90′s pop music goes, I Wanna be Rich fits the mold perfectly. The lyrics are also spectacularly uncreative; as a 13 year old I remember being very unimpressed by “I spend my money on lottery; my favorite number is 1 2 3…” But the tune is catchy and it has a nice happy vibe to it; almost a reggae/steel kettle drums type of sound that makes you feel like you’re on vacation in the Caribbean.
I wonder if this song was enough for the Calloway brothers to reach their self proclaimed financial goals? I think I bought the cassette single, but their cut of that .99 cents probably didn’t get it done.
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