|Single by Julian Lennon|
|from the album Valotte|
|B-side||"Well I Don't Know" (US 7")
"Let Me Be" (UK 7")
"Let Me Be", "Bebop " (UK 12")
December 1984 (UK)
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Recorded||February – August 1984|
|Writer(s)||Julian Lennon, Justin Clayton, Carlton Morales|
|Julian Lennon singles chronology|
"Valotte" is a song by British singer Julian Lennon, the title track and second single (first single in the US) from his debut album Valotte. It was a top-ten single in January 1985 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number nine.
It was co-written by Lennon, Justin Clayton and Carlton Morales and recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The first line of the chorus, "Sitting on a pebble by the river playing guitar", was written by Lennon, inspired by the Tennessee River in Muscle Shoals. There are other references to the Tennessee Valley in the lyrics.
B-side "Bebop" has been described by Lennon as "almost like a Soul Jackson song".
- "Billboard chart history for Valotte (single)" Billboard.com Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- Burianek, CJ. "Valotte: Bebop". Heyjules.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- Burianek, CJ. "1984 - The Debut Release Valotte". Heyjules.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- Encyclopedia of American Cinema (illustrated ed.). Boston: MobileReference.com. 2007. ISBN 9781605011455.