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"
Released 1993
Format
Genre Alternative rock[1]
Length
  • 4:16 (album version)
  • 3:26 (radio edit)
Label Epic
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)

"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 the New York City-based band 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]

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] The band filmed two different music videos for the song.

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

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!". Archived from the original on May 8, 2004.. Blender.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1734." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "Music & Media / BILLBOARD – European Top 100 Singles – Week Ending 31.07.93". Archived from the original on July 31, 2013.. World Charts.
  9. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
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  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Two Princes". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Spin Doctors - Two Princes" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". VG-lista. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Spin Doctors – Two Princes". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  20. ^ a b c d "Spin Doctors – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  21. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Pop Singles – Week ending APRIL 17, 1993". Archived from the original on September 13, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  22. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Singles 1993". ARIA Charts. ARIA. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  24. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1993" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  25. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1993". RPM. Vol. 58 no. 23. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  26. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1993" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  27. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1993" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  28. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  29. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1993" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  30. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1993". The Longbored Surfer. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  31. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Spin Doctors; 'Two Princes')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  33. ^ "Italian single certifications – Spin Doctors – Two Princes" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  34. ^ "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.