Too Much Time on My Hands
|"Too Much Time on My Hands"|
|Single by Styx|
|from the album Paradise Theatre|
|Genre||Hard rock, new wave|
|Styx singles chronology|
"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 centered on a new wave-styled synthesizer bass line.
- Dennis DeYoung – synthesizers, vocals
- James Young – rhythm guitar, vocals
- Tommy Shaw – lead guitar, lead vocals
- Chuck Panozzo – bass guitar
- John Panozzo – drums
In popular culture
The song enjoyed a small revival when The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon started talking about the music video in April 2016. This culminated with the episode on April 29, 2016 when Fallon showed a shot-by-shot reenactment of the video with him and guest Paul Rudd on the show. In this video Fallon plays the part of Dennis DeYoung and Rudd plays Tommy Shaw. Tommy Shaw has commented positively and said he was impressed with Fallon's vocals.
- "Jimmy Fallon & Paul Rudd recreate Styx Too Much Time On My Hands video - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com.
- "Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd re-create Styx's 'Too Much Time On My Hands' video". UPI. 30 April 2016.
- Jimmy Fallon & Paul Rudd Recreate Styx Music Video. 29 April 2016 – via YouTube.
- "Watch Jimmy Fallon's and Paul Rudd's Remake of Styx's 'Too Much Time on My Hands' Video". Ultimate Classic Rock. 30 April 2016.
- Danielle Henderson (30 April 2016). "Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd Gave Us the Shot-For-Shot Styx Video Remake We Didn't Know We Needed". Esquire.
- "Jimmy Fallon Sings “Too Much Time on My Hands” - Styx". Styx.
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