Two Princes

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"Two Princes"
TwoPrinces.jpg
Single by Spin Doctors
from the album Pocket Full of Kryptonite
B-side"Off My Line"
Released1993
Format
GenreAlternative rock[1]
Length
  • 4:16 (album version)
  • 3:26 (radio edit)
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
  • Mark White
  • Eric Schenkman
  • Chris Barron
  • Aaron Comess
Producer(s)
  • Frank Aversa
  • Mark White
  • Eric Schenkman
  • Chris Barron
  • Aaron Comess
Spin Doctors singles chronology
"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
(1992)
"Two Princes"
(1993)
"Jimmy Olsen's Blues"
(1993)
Music video
"Two Princes” on YouTube

"Two Princes" is a song by American rock group Spin Doctors. Released as a single in 1993, it reached No. 7 in the United States, No. 2 in Canada, and No. 3 in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was the band's highest-charting single internationally. It earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD single promo

  1. "Two Princes" (Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Two Princes" (Album Version) – 4:11

CD single

  1. "Two Princes" (album version) – 4:16
  2. "Off My Line" (live) – 5:30

CD maxi

  1. "Two Princes" (album version) – 4:16
  2. "Off My Line" (live) – 5:30
  3. "Rosetta Stone" (live) – 8:07

7" single

  1. "Two Princes" (album version) – 4:16
  2. "Off My Line" (live) – 5:30

Critical reception[edit]

The song has divided retrospective critical opinion. It was ranked No. 41 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s"; conversely, it was ranked No. 21 on Blender magazine's "50 Worst Songs Ever".[3]

Music video[edit]

The band filmed two different music videos for the song. One of the videos was directed by Richard Murray and premiered in February 1992.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marotta, Michael (July 7, 2014). "So… the fucking Spin Doctors are playing a free show at City Hall Plaza this week". Vanyaland. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Bird, Rick (January 7, 1994). "Aging rockers to duke it out for Grammys". Cincinnati Post. p. 1C.
  3. ^ Aizlewood, John; et al. (May 2004). "Run For Your Life! It's the 50 Worst Songs Ever!". Blender. Archived from the original on May 8, 2004.CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link)
  4. ^ "The Spin Doctors – "Two princes"". Mvdbase.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1734." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 29. July 17, 1993. p. 24. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Music & Media / BILLBOARD – European Top 100 Singles – Week Ending 31.07.93". Archived from the original on July 31, 2013.. World Charts.
  11. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Two Princes". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Spin Doctors - Two Princes" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  17. ^ "Charts.nz – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". VG-lista. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  22. ^ a b c d "Spin Doctors – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  23. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Pop Singles – Week ending APRIL 17, 1993". Archived from the original on September 13, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  24. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Singles 1993". ARIA Charts. ARIA. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1993" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  27. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Vol. 58 no. 23. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  28. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1993" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  29. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1993" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  30. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  31. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1993" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  32. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1993". The Longbored Surfer. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  33. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Spin Doctors; 'Two Princes')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  35. ^ "Italian single certifications – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 2, 2018. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Two Princes" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  36. ^ "British single certifications – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Two Princes in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.