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Beth Ditto: 'Hit single was a fluke'

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Udo Lindenberg, Beth Ditto of Gossip and Karl Lagerfeld

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Beth Ditto has admitted that fans are disappointed Gossip have not achieved another hit as successful as 'Standing in the Way of Control'.

The 'Heavy Cross' singer maintained that she is happy the tune gained them popularity and recognition.

"I say it sold a million records worldwide. Not so much in the UK, and nothing in America, but you go to Europe, where there's not so much focus on being hip, and it's wild," she told NME.

"People say, 'Well, you never wrote another 'Standing in the Way of Control'; I say that song was a complete fluke.

"I never considered Gossip great songwriters. We could stand in a room for a week and never be able to work out how to write another song like that - we're just not good enough musicians. But could anyone?"

Ditto recently released the video for the title track from her debut solo EP I Wrote The Book, which is due out on March 6.

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