My Favourite Waste of Time
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|"My Favourite Waste of Time"|
|Single by Owen Paul|
|from the album As It Is|
|Released||19 May 1986|
|Format||CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave, jangle pop|
|Producer(s)||Owen Paul, Parry James and Mark Dearnley|
"My Favourite Waste of Time" (also known as "You're My Favourite Waste of Time") is a song written and first released by American singer Marshall Crenshaw. His 1979 home demo of the song was released as the B-side of his 1982 hit "Someday Someway".
The song was recorded by Scottish singer Owen Paul and released in the United Kingdom on 19 May 1986. It remains his biggest hit single, reaching number 3 on the UK chart in July 1986. Paul is usually considered as a "one-hit wonder" because of the song's popularity and the fact that it was his only UK chart single.
This recording features future Thunder member Mark Luckhurst on bass. It was aborted on the television programme Pebble Mill at One when the band members just stood still instead of miming as they were unable to hear the backing track.
In 2008, the song featured in a Coco Pops Coco Rocks commercial.
- "YouTube: Pebble Mill - Owen Paul cock up". Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- "Coco Rocks Advert - Sept 2008". Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Kellogg's Cereal Range - Kellogg's Coco Rocks - Cavemen in the Bowl". Retrieved 24 September 2009.
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