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 January 31, 1993 (1993-01-31)
Format
Recorded July 1990 (1990-07)
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)

"Two Princes" is a 1991 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. 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]

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]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Informer" by Snow
Swedish number-one single
June 2, 1993 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Somebody Dance with Me" by DJ BoBo
Preceded by
"Ordinary World" by Duran Duran
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream number-one single
April 10, 1993 – May 22, 1993 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson

Other uses[edit]

References[edit]

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  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.
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