Chances Are (song)

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This article is about the Johnny Mathis song. For other songs with this title, see Chances Are (disambiguation).
"Chances Are"
Written by Al Stillman, Robert Allen
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Published 1957
Language English
Form Jazz
Original artist Johnny Mathis[1]
Recorded by Johnny Mathis, Liza Minnelli

"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 a large number of 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,[2] 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.[1] 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.


Preceded by
"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers
Cash Box magazine best selling record chart #1 record
(Johnny Mathis version)

October 12, 1957–October 19, 1957
Succeeded by
"Wake Up Little Susie" by The Everly Brothers