1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Chances Are recorded by Johnny Mathis introduced September 16, 1957
Written by Al Stillman & Robert Allen
Orchestra conducted by Ray Conniff
Chances Are was one of two #1 hits for Johnny Mathis in 1957, also It’s Not for Me to Say, both exemplify the silky, smooth, and sensitive side of the fifties sound. Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis all typify the skillful, gentle, and tender side of the fifties sound.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Chances are ‘cause I wear a silly grin…you think that I’m in love with you"