Too Much Time on My Hands

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"Too Much Time on My Hands"
Single by Styx
from the album Paradise Theatre
Released 1981
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Genre Progressive rock, new wave
Length 4:31
Label A&M
Writer(s) Tommy Shaw
Styx singles chronology
"The Best of Times"
(1981)
"Too Much Time on My Hands"
(1981)
"Nothing Ever Goes As Planned"
(1981)

"Too Much Time on My Hands" is the second single released from Styx's 1981 triple-platinum album Paradise Theatre. It was written and sung by Tommy Shaw, who also plays the lead guitar solo during the break in the song. The song is written in the key of D Minor and centered on a new wave-styled synthetic keyboard bassline.

It reached No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 on the Top Rock Tracks chart, and No. 4 on the RPM Top Singles chart of Canada.