"Two Princes" is a song by the New York City-based band Spin Doctors. As a single, it reached no. 7 in the United States, no. 2 in Canada and no. 3 in the United Kingdom. It was the band's highest-charting single internationally.
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".
The group sang a "modified" version of this song on Sesame Street that emphasized the importance of sharing. They told Zoe she did not have to choose between playing with Elmo and Telly, but rather she could play with both of them. It was also remade in a parody on Bill Nye the Science Guy as "Two Eyes" by the Eye Doctors.
The song appears on The Moldy Peaches album Unreleased Cutz And Live Jamz as a live version. British boy bandSon of Dork covered this song in 2006 on one of their singles. Boston-based a cappella group, Overboard recorded a version of this song on their 2007 album, Stranded.
The song gained fame in Israel as the ending song of the popular TV show Ha-Comedy Store, airing between 1994 and 1996. The song was also included in the 2005 movie Pooh's Heffalump Movie 's trailer, and was featured in Futurama as an example of 'college rock' as opposed to 'alternative rock'. Also was used in a Peugeot 307 Spot called "Demands Attention" in Australia, Argentina, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
It was also featured in the comedy rock musical Grandma and the F-Yous, which ran at Upright Citizens Brigade theater in 2009, by Lynn Bixenspan and Betsy Todd. Several characters idly sang or hummed it.