Wasting My Time (Default song)

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"Wasting My Time"
Single by Default
from the album The Fallout
Released September 25, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 4:29
Label TVT
Producer(s) Chad Kroeger, Rick Parashar
Default singles chronology
Wasting My Time
Music video
"Wasting My Time" on YouTube

"Wasting My Time" is a song by Canadian alternative rock band Default and the lead single from their 2001 debut album, The Fallout. The song made its radio and video debut in the fall of that year and the single was released in September 2001. "Wasting My Time" is Default's most well known song, having reached number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts on 8 June 2002, number 3 on the U.S. Modern Rock charts, and number 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts, just behind Nickelback's "How You Remind Me".


The power ballad features melodic verses of singing and clean, bright guitar picking. This moves into a hard-hitting, wailing chorus and a distorted guitar solo as the interlude. "Wasting My Time" remains popular among many rock fans, as it has characteristics of various rock-related genres. The song was selected by Billboard as the 18th best rock song of the 00's.[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was filmed for the song and centers around a woman waiting for her companion. They finally meet at the end and embrace. Band performance fills the majority of the video and takes place in the woman's wrist watch with the top part showing the city show through glass with the watch hands rotating around the band.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001–2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 43
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 97
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 37
United Kingdom (The Official Chart Company) 73
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13


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