Chances Are – Johnny Mathis

January 1, 2022

  • As history claims, Mr. Mathis was definitely the make-out king for slow ballads and romantic music. Check out the fun facts, including the history of Mr. Mathis’ slow love song “Chances Are.”
  • Song Facts:
  • The song “Chances are” was Johnny Mathis’ first number hit song in 1957.
  • Johnny Mathis is known in history as the “Make out Reigning King of Love Ballads.”
  • Lyrics were written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman.
  • Mathis was just two years into his recording career when the ballad became number one.
  • The song “Chances Are” became part of a compilation of what was known as Mathis’s original “Greatest Hits” albums. Ironically, the album didn’t originally contain great hits of Mathis; however, this was a clever marketing strategy that eventually led to the popularity of Mathis’ first album.
  • The song spent 490 weeks on the Billboard chart.
  • It held the record for the longest run until surpassed by the song “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd.
  • The song was featured in the 1989 Romantic Comedy “Chances Are,” starring Robert Downey Jr. The movie’s title was inspired by the song.
  • Mathis re-recorded the song as a duet with Liza Minnelli on her 1996 album Gently.
  • The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1988.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

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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