Chances (Five for Fighting song)

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Single by Five for Fighting
from the album Slice and A Beautiful Race: The Superleague Formula album (re-released)
Released United States July 21, 2009 (official U.S. release)
Philippines March 28, 2010 (Philippine reissue)
Format Airplay, Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Soft rock, pop rock
Length 3:35
Label Aware/Wind-Up Records
Writer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
John Ondrasik
Producer(s) Gregg Wattenberg
Five for Fighting singles chronology
"I Just Love You"
Music video
"Chances" on YouTube

"Chances" is a song written by Gregg Wattenberg and John Ondrasik, and recorded by Ondrasik under his stage name Five for Fighting. The song was released on July 21, 2009, as the first single from the band's 2009 album, Slice. The song was the band's fourth single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. "Chances" is the second track of the official Superleague Formula soundtrack A Beautiful Race: The Superleague Formula album, which was re-released from Sony Music Entertainment Philippines on April 4, 2010. It was also featured in the end credits to The Blind Side, the end montage of scenes in The Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 10 (The Turning Point) and in promos for professional wrestler Shawn Michaels' induction into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Music video[edit]

A music video was shot for the song, which was directed by Steven Drypolcher. The music video shows the story of two teenagers falling in love.

The video was filmed at Singing Springs Movie ranch a week before the Station Fire burned 250 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. All structures and vegetation seen in the video were destroyed. The player piano was rented and carried up and down a flight of stairs.

Chart performance[edit]

"Chances" debuted at No. 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart week of October 21, 2009. The next week, the song fell off the chart completely and failed to reenter the Hot 100. The song was released to adult radio formats in 2009, reaching the top 10 on Billboard's adult contemporary chart after spending 24 weeks on the chart.[1]


Chart (2009–10) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 83
US Adult Pop Songs[1] 14
US Adult Contemporary[1] 8

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States July 21, 2009


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