Chances Are

Johnny Mathis

About Chances Are

"Chances Are" is a popular song with music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman. It was published in 1957. The song was one of many compositions by the Stillman-Allen team that were chart hits in the 1950s. It was listed on Billboard's "Most Played by Jockeys" survey for Johnny Mathis, charting in 1957, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. The song reached No. 4 on Billboard's Best Sellers in Stores survey, along with its flip "The Twelfth of Never", which Mathis initially disliked. It became a gold record. The song was also included on the 1958 Mathis compilation Johnny's Greatest Hits. Mathis re-recorded the song in 1996 as a duet with Liza Minnelli for her album Gently. 


Year:
1988
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Chances are 'cause I wear a silly grin
The moment you come into view
Chances are you think that I'm in love with you

Just because my composure sort of slips
The moment that your lips meet mine
Chances are you think my heart's your Valentine

In the magic of moonlight when I sigh, hold me close, dear
Chances are you believe the stars that fill the skies are in my eyes

Guess you feel you'll always be the one and only one for me
And if you think you could
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good

Chances are you believe the stars that fill the skies are in my eyes

Guess you feel you'll always be the one and only one for me
And if you think you could
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good

The chances are your chances are awfully good

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Johnny Mathis

John Royce "Johnny" Mathis (born in Gilmer, Texas, on September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status, and 73 making the Billboard charts and Guinness World Record music chart historian Paul Gambaccini, confirms "Johnny Mathis has sold well over 350 million records worldwide". more »

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Written by: AL STILLMAN, ROBERT ALLEN

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Chances Are" is a song performed by Johnny Mathis, a popular American singer of pop music, jazz, traditional pop, Brazilian and Spanish music, soul, R&B and soft rock.
Song Popularity
The song was released in 1957 and quickly became one of Mathis's biggest hits, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Collaborations
Johnny Mathis also recorded a version of "Chances Are" with the legendary Liza Minnelli in 1996 for his album, "Because You Loved Me".
Cultural Impact
"Chances Are" is considered one of the classic love songs of the 1950s era.
Musical Style
The song "Chances Are" can be defined as a traditional pop or easy listening number.
Songwriters
The song was written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman, a prolific songwriting duo who also wrote Mathis's hit "It's Not for Me to Say".
Unique Significance
The song was the first Johnny Mathis hit to make it to the very top of the popular Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Awards and Recognition
"Chances Are" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, an award that honors recordings of lasting quality or historical significance.
Movie Apperance
The song made a notable appearance in the 90's film of the same name "Chances Are", starring Robert Downey Jr. and Cybill Shepherd.
Cover versions
Over the years, "Chances Are" has been covered by numerous artists from various genres, demonstrating its enduring popularity.

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