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Wasting Time (Kid Rock song)

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"Wasting Time" was the final single from Kid Rock's album Devil Without a Cause. The song blended bouncy hip hop vocals over a bluesy riff and gospel vocals provided by Thornetta Davis. The song's bass line sampled Fleetwood Mac's classic "Second Hand News". The song was a thumb at Atlantic who kept rejecting demos for the album, giving Kid Rock writer's block.

"Wasting Time"
Kid Rock Wasting Time.jpg
Single by Kid Rock
from the album Devil Without a Cause
Released January 22, 2000
Recorded Temper Mill Studios, Detroit, Michigan
Genre Rap rock
Southern rock
Length 4:02
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) R.J. Ritchie, M. Shafer, L. Buckingham
Producer(s) Kid Rock
Kid Rock singles chronology
"Only God Knows Why"
"Wasting Time"
"American Badass"
"Only God Knows Why"
"Wasting Time"
"American Badass"

The song peaked at #35 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks with no music video accompanying it. There was a live version released on the "Only God Knows Why" single. It was from Rochester, New York concert, performed on March 21, 1999.

David Allan Coe covered "Wasting Time" as the rewritten song "Free my Mind" on his album Live at Billy Bob's Texas, released on April 8, 2003.[1]

Kid Rock released a country version of the song on his 2013 Australian edition of Rebel Soul. Some of the vulgar lyrics were re-written and a verse was added. The Fleetwood Mac sample was replaced by an original arrangement by his band.

  • Kid Rock- vocals
  • Kenny Olsen- lead guitar
  • Matt O'Brien- bass guitar
  • Bobby East- rhythm guitar
  • Stefanie Eulinberg- drums
  • Uncle Kracker- turntables
  • Misty Love- vocals


Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 35


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