Clair by Gilbert O%27Sullivan was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 11, 1972 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. For most of this song, Gilbert O'Sullivan sounds like he's singing to his (much) younger girlfriend. It gets more and more awkward as he gets firm with her and orders her back in bed, but then he reveals he is not Clair's boyfriend, but her babysitter. Clair is a real girl, the 3-year-old daughter of O'Sullivan's manager, Gordon Mills. Gilbert did indeed babysit her and experienced the joy and pain that comes from spending time with a delightful little girl who won't go to bed. That's the real Clair laughing at the end of the song.

Clair FAQs

Who sang Clair?

Clair was performed by Gilbert O%27Sullivan

What year did Clair get to the UK number 1 spot?

Clair first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 11, 1972

How long was Clair at number 1 in the UK?

Clair spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.