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  1. Clair

    Clair is a popular song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan and is one of his biggest-selling singles. Written by O'Sullivan and produced by Gordon Mills, "Clair" was included in O'Sullivan's album Back to Front (1972).


  1. Clair

    "Clair" is a popular song by Irish singer Gilbert O'Sullivan and is one of his biggest-selling singles. Written by O'Sullivan and produced by Gordon Mills, it was the number one single in the UK for two weeks in November 1972, number one in Canada on the RPM 100 national singles chart the following January, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was also O'Sullivan's second and last number one hit on the U.S. Easy Listening chart, after "Alone Again". The song is the love song of an uncle for his young niece, though for the first part of the song, the ambiguous text leads one to think that it is from one adult to another. The brief instrumental introduction is the sound of Gilbert whistling, before he comes in. The real Clair was the young daughter of O'Sullivan's producer-manager, Gordon Mills, and his wife, the model Jo Waring. The little girl's giggling is heard at the end of this song. The "Uncle Ray" mentioned in the song is O'Sullivan himself, a reference to his real name of Raymond O'Sullivan. The instrumental break in the middle section is done half a step up from A to B-Flat, before going back to A. "Clair" was included in Sullivan's album Back to Front. An Italian version was performed in 1973 by the crooner Johnny Dorelli. A cover by Singers Unlimited was sampled by producer J Dilla for the Slum Village song "Players."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLAIR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clair is ranked #7292 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clair surname appeared 4,571 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Clair.

    83.3% or 3,808 total occurrences were White.
    10.1% or 465 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 102 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 80 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clair in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Clair in a Sentence

  1. Barry Schwartz:

    The cheer was heard all the way from Bay Street to St. Clair where I am, it's the regulators saying you're OK, you're not going to be covered under these new regulations that will force you to have more capital that will constrain your ability to grow.

  2. Mark Kern:

    The taxpayers of St. Clair County can't afford to balance the state's budget on our backs.

  3. Victor Borge:

    I only know two pieces one is 'Clair de Lune' and the other one isn't.

  4. Swansea Police:

    We have been in close communications and coordination with the FAA and the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. This is not your normal case that a street police officer handles. The safety and security of the community, the pilot and passenger were of the utmost concern.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    If I can spare just one gifted child unnecessary trauma, or inspire just one adult to come out of the 'clair closet', the bewilderment I had to endure would all be worth it.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    A occlusive
    B eminent
    C indiscernible
    D soft-witted

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