The Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes” is one of our all-time favorite songs here at Merry Picnic. It’s a classic, feel-good pop song that we can just listen to over and over again anytime. I loved the Sarah Silverman Show bit where Sarah’s neighbor Steve finds that his boyfriend Brian, who’s supposed to be a big metalhead, only has one song on his iPod – yep, it’s “Two Princes.” The montage of Brian skipping through the park and high-fiving people to the song might be the happiest thing I’ve ever seen. At the end of the episode, he explains that it keeps him from going crazy angry from just listening to metal. He makes a good point. It’s impossible to not feel at least a little happy listening to this song.
And I just read some very cool news in Spinner today: The Spin Doctors are making a comeback for the 20th Anniversary of Pocket Full of Kryptonite - the fantastic album that gave us "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." It's hard to believe that this classic album came out when we were 4 years old. The album's getting a re-release, and the band is going on tour - something they were stopped from doing in 1999 when the lead singer developed a vocal cord paralysis and dropped out of the band, according to the Spinner article.
So here’s the “Two Princes” video, so your day can be made better, and so we can keep looking back on our blog and clicking “play” ourselves.
And for good measure, here’s the Sesame Street version, which is awesome not only for its storyline and lesson on friendship but for the way it sounds exactly like the original – with just a few changes. Yeahhhh, cooperation!