Chances Are (song)

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"Chances Are"
Song by Johnny Mathis[1]
Released August 12, 1957
Genre Pop
Composer(s) Robert Allen
Lyricist(s) Al Stillman

"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.

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  1. ^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 23 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries. 
  2. ^ "Billboard". 1957-10-28. p. 50. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved October 30, 2017.