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"
Song by Johnny Mathis[1]
Released August 12, 1957
Genre Pop
Writer Al Stillman, Robert Allen
Composer Robert Allen
Lyricist Al Stillman
Language English
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] 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.


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