"My Favourite Waste Of Time" (AKA "You're My Favorite Waste of Time") is a single recorded by Scottish singer Owen Paul and released in 1986. It remains his biggest hit single, reaching number 3 in the UK charts in July 1986.
This song features future Thunder member Mark Luckhurst on bass. It was famously aborted on the television programme Pebble Mill at One when the band members chose to stand still rather than mime to a backing track.
The song was written and first released by American singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw. His 1979 home demo of the song was released as the B-side of his 1982 hit "Someday Someway."
Paul is usually considered as a "one hit wonder" because of this song's popularity and the fact his follow-up singles didn't really succeed. It is said that Owen hated the song so much he quit the music business.
In 2008, the song featured in a Kellogg's Cereal commercial.
The song was also covered by Freedy Johnston, Bette Midler, and Ronnie Spector.