Who knows how many tens-of-millions of albums Johnny Mathis has sold during a career that is well past the 50 year mark. What people sometimes forget is that he charted 45 singles on the BILLBOARD Hot 100.
He only reached number one twice. The second time was a 1978 duet with Denise Williams. The first was in 1957 with one of the classic easy listening ballads of the 1950s.
“Chances Are” almost didn’t make it to the top of the charts. It stalled at number four on the Best Sellers In Stores Chart and number five on the BILLBOARD Hot 100. The radio dee jays loved the song and on October 21, 1957, it topped the Most Played By Dee Jays Chart for one week, which gave Johnny Mathis the only solo number one of his career.