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Valotte is the debut pop studio album by singer-songwriter Julian Lennon. The album was produced by Phil Ramone and recorded at several studios from February to August 1984. It was released in October 1984 on Charisma and Atlantic. The album was first certified gold in the United States, in the new year, then shortly afterwards being certified platinum. From the album, four singles were released, each with a music video, charting at various positions on the singles charts in both the United Kingdom and U.S. " Too Late for Goodbyes", the second U.S. single, and " Valotte", the first U.S. single, were both U.S. Billboard Top 10 hits, the former reaching No. 5 and the latter reaching No. 9. The album peaked at No. 17 and 20 in the U.S. and UK, respectively. Lennon toured the U.S., Australia, and Japan in March-June 1985.

Valotte (song)

"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 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 9.

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".

The music video for the song was directed by Sam Peckinpah, and produced by Martin Lewis.