"Wasting My Time" is a song by Canadianalternative 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.
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.