Album: The Chantels (1958)
Charted: 15
  • Maybe, if I pray every night
    You'll come back to me
    And Maybe, if I cry every day
    You'll come back to stay
    Oh, maybe

    Maybe, if I hold your hand
    you will understand
    And maybe, if I kissed your lips
    I'll be at your command
    Oh, maybe

    I've cried and prayed to the Lord
    To send you back my love
    But instead you came to me
    Only in my dreams

    Maybe if I pray every night
    You'll come back to me
    And maybe if I cry every day
    You'll come back to stay
    Oh, maybe

    (Maybe, maybe, maybe)
    Maybe (Maybe, maybe, maybe)
    Maybe (Maybe, maybe, maybe)
    Maybe (Maybe, maybe, maybe) Writer/s: RICHARD BARRETT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Royalty Network
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1958 {April 28th} the 'Alan Freed's Big Beat Show' did two performances at the Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan...
    One of the show's acts* were the Chantels, and at the time they had two records on Billboard's Top 100 Sides chart, their "Every Night (I Pray)" was at position #65 and their "Maybe" was at #82...
    Two weeks earlier "Every Day (I Pray)" peaked at #39 on Billboard's Best Seller in Stores chart and spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And ten weeks earlier "Maybe" peaked at #15 {for 1 week} on the Top 100 chart and it stayed eighteen weeks on the chart...
    Besides the above two records, the Bronx, NY quintet had five other Top 100 records; "He's Gone" {#71 in 1957}, "I Love You So" {#42 in 1958}, "Look In My Eyes" {#14 in 1961}, "Well, I Told You " {#29 in 1961}, and "Eternally" {#77 in 1963}...
    * Other acts on the 'Big Beat' show were Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon, Danny & the Juniors, the Diamonds, Billy Ford, the Pastels, Larry Williams, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins...
    Personal note: I was thirteen years old in 1958 and living in Utica, NY, but would have loved being in Kalamazoo, MI on the above date!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 23rd 1958, Alan Freed's 'Big Beat Show' played the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
    One of the show's acts was the Chantels and at the time the group's "Maybe"" was tied at #23* on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the month before on February 16th it peaked at #15...
    "Maybe" was their second biggest hit, their biggest was "Look In My Eyes", which peaked at #14 in 1961...
    * The week it was at #23, the three other records it was tied with were "Shorts Shorts" by the Royal Teens, "Good Golly, Miss Molly" by Little Richard, and "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love again" by Jimmie Rodgers.
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