"Spending My Time", written by Per Gessle, was the fourth single released from Swedishpop duoRoxette's 1991 album Joyride. It peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot 100, but was a more sizable hit in other places such as Europe, peaking in the top 10 in Germany. A remix was created by MC King Carli and Dr Renault (pseudonyms used by Clarence & Anders) at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 1991, and was included on the single. A Spanish version of the song, called "Un día sin ti" ("A day without you"), was released as a single from the album Baladas En Español.
"Spending My Time" was a sizeable hit in Brazil, due to extensive airplay, as well as being part of the Brazilian telenovela "Outrageous Preppy Women" soundtrack (Perigosas Peruas – Trilha Sonora Internacional - 1992) by Globo TV.
This song reached the top 10 in Canada, Germany and Italy and was a sizeable hit in many other places worldwide. In South America, the song became as successful as "Joyride" or "It Must Have Been Love", especially in Brazil, where it reached #1 in the charts. In 1996 - sung in perfect Spanish and called "Un día sin ti" - it was the first single released from Baladas en Español, reaching #1 in Mexico, top 3 in Chile, Argentina, Spain and many other Latin-American countries.