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Now That's What I Call Songs Sung To The Tune Of "Two Princes" By The Spin Doctors (SLYT)
posted by Godwin Interjection (88 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
flagged as unacceptably fucking earwormy, you cruel and fiendish bastard.
posted by elizardbits at 4:57 PM on June 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


Excellent.

Man, there was a time back in the 90s when I actually thought going to see the Spin Doctors was something I wouldn't one day be ashamed to admit having done.
posted by bondcliff at 4:59 PM on June 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


bummer this was a UCB thing. I think they could do better, but it seems like it's a one-day cram sesison.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:01 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Never heard that song. Was it it a hit?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 5:03 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I'm over... I'm overthinking yeah now, a plate of beans now...
I fixed that... I fixed that for you, too long, I didn't read now...
So dump that... that motherfucker already, so can I eat this?"
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:04 PM on June 3, 2012 [18 favorites]


"I'm the one who flagged you, baby, can't you see?"
posted by escabeche at 5:07 PM on June 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


They never got to the payoff?! How can you do that?

Here, this is for everyone:

Marry him? Or marry me?
I'm the one who loves you, baby, can't you see
I ain't got no future or family tree but
I know what a princely lover ought to be
I know what a princely lover ought to beeeeeeeee

posted by 2bucksplus at 5:20 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Ain't got no favorites or an FPP, but
I know what a Mefite comment ought to be
I know what a Mefite comment ought to beeeeeeeee"
posted by smirkette at 5:22 PM on June 3, 2012 [28 favorites]


Is a Christmas carol collection coming next fall because I'd buy that record and play it nonstop all through November and December.
posted by klarck at 5:22 PM on June 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


My first concert was Soul Asylum, Spin Doctors, and Screaming Trees. Oh, nostalgia.
posted by smirkette at 5:23 PM on June 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Never heard that song. Was it it a hit?

Hey, it's the diagnostic test for the pod people in our midst that we've been searching for!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:23 PM on June 3, 2012 [23 favorites]


You can sing all the poems of Emily Dickinson to the tune of Pocketful of Kryptonite. Fact.
posted by tigrefacile at 5:27 PM on June 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


smirkette: My first concert was Soul Asylum, Spin Doctors, and Screaming Trees. Oh, nostalgia.

Oh my god! I was just racking my brains thinking, "Hmm, I saw the Spin Doctors in concert with the Screaming Trees...now who the hell was the third band?" and then I saw your comment. Thank you; it would have driven me nuts otherwise.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:38 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cherish this sort of humour, brethren! As those of us who remember "Now That's What I Call Music!" and the Spin Doctors slowly get kids and mortgages and have less and less time for such zany nonsense, we'll see less and less of it.

Not that the nonsense itself will disappear: just next time, you'll wake up and it'll be a nostalgic Lady Gaga / Joe Biden mashup, remember those people?

Enjoy!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:38 PM on June 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


Mad!! I was listening to this earlier today when the iPhone went into shuffle mode. Not heard it in years.

Went to see them and I can't for the life of me recall who the supporting act was. I think it was Cud, but they may have supported the Stone Temple Pilots a few weeks/months later. 1994, those were the days.

Aaargh. Must. Know. It's going to bug me for ages now...
posted by ivorbuk at 5:58 PM on June 3, 2012


I know what a princely lover ought to be
I know what a princely lover ought to beeeeeeeee


IS THAT WHAT THAT IS?

Now this thread is officially stupid, awesome, hilarious AND educational.
posted by Linda_Holmes at 6:07 PM on June 3, 2012 [16 favorites]


I can am compelled to sing all of these comments to the tune of "Two Princes" by The Spin Doctors.
posted by cmoj at 6:07 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


... so 90s retro is obviously on us.
consistent with 80s retro, it seems to be focusing on the wrong music.
I will move along, put on some Can or something.
posted by philip-random at 6:09 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was fairly sure it was "prince and lover", not "princely lover".
I had the album, and I'm pretty certain it had a lyrics sheet.
I could be wrong, though.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:12 PM on June 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


I have always believed that you can sing "Sweet Home Alabama" over any Spin Doctors song
posted by thelonius at 6:13 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Also, I like that "Happy Birthday" is by Winston Churchill and "The Star-Spangled Banner" is by Anonymous.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:13 PM on June 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


My first concert was Soul Asylum, Spin Doctors, and Screaming Trees. Oh, nostalgia.

Mine was Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, and Cracker.
posted by dirigibleman at 6:14 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was fairly sure it was "prince and lover", not "princely lover".

It's better than what I thought it was, which was "I don't want a victim of a [mumble mumble]." I think you are BOTH closer than I was.
posted by Linda_Holmes at 6:15 PM on June 3, 2012


Cleopatrascatscan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in a long time. I have no idea how these people got Cleopatra's Cat wedged into their scanners or why.
posted by emelenjr at 6:20 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, my precious mid-20s, I thought you were going to last forever, and yet I am glad you did not.
posted by scody at 6:24 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I believe the lyric is "princin'".
posted by tigrefacile at 6:24 PM on June 3, 2012


It was totally "...princely lover I can be..."

(I saw the "Drs" play Earth Day 1989 Washington Square Park NYC, yo. I know.)
posted by tristeza at 6:27 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


PRINCE AND LOVER FOREVER, PRINCELY LOVER NEVER! I will bet my matte burgundy lipstick on it.
posted by scody at 6:39 PM on June 3, 2012 [15 favorites]


matte burgundy lipstick

so hot

I hate that Soul Asylum is forever linked in people's memories with Spin Doctors. Soul Asylum made a couple of good records and then got signed to a major label and won a Grammy for that schmaltzy train song and it all went horribly, horribly wrong. "Never Really Been" is still one of my favorite 80s tunes......
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:57 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


This was outstanding.
posted by Kwine at 6:59 PM on June 3, 2012


Man, there's a lot of sneering in this thread; Pocket Full Of Kryptonite wasn't a bad album at all, and definitely nowhere near the worst album to achieve commercial success in 1991. Or 1992 or 1993 for that matter.

If all you heard was the single, you were missing out - Two Princes, as catchy as it was, was one of the weaker songs on that album. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong was ruthlessly, mercilessly catchy, but I'm partial to Shinbone Alley for the bass work. I even have a soft spot, possibly in my heart but likely in my brain, for Jimmy Olsen's Blues. I'm not sure why.

Sure, it's fluffy pseudohippy guitar pop, but it's good fun, lighthearted and honest in a way that makes me think that being lighthearted and honest ages a hell of a lot better than a lot of the alternatives. Look at those song of the year lists, just look at them, and tell me I'm wrong.
posted by mhoye at 7:00 PM on June 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Hilarious.
posted by iconomy at 7:04 PM on June 3, 2012


I still prefer the edutainment edition.
posted by Apocryphon at 7:05 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd look it up, but I can't, because I sold the CD a buncha years ago.
And most of those lyrics sites take user submissions, and are thus horribly wrong pretty often.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 7:12 PM on June 3, 2012


Can anyone explain to me why the Spin Doctors are always the butt of a joke? I mean, yeah, the video today seems really silly and dated, and maybe the music doesn't feel fresh, and it was certainly overplayed past the point of exhaustion back in the day. But if we ignore the radio saturation, it was a good-to-excellent song then and it's not a bad song today. There are plenty of bands and songs in that category, so why do the Spin Doctors always get singled out in a sort of "what was I thinking?" kind of way?
posted by Rhomboid at 7:23 PM on June 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


No one's linked to the Sesame Street version?
posted by artychoke at 7:34 PM on June 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


I was hoping the bonus album involved a tune by Ace of Base. Ah, 1993.
posted by slidell at 7:38 PM on June 3, 2012


Little Miss and Two Princes were both big radio tunes, but Little Miss came first, got played an awful lot, and Two Princes sounded so much like it that by the time it finally came along I was instantly sick of it.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:58 PM on June 3, 2012


Metafilter's own dubold has the best cover of Two Princes yet.
posted by Corduroy at 8:02 PM on June 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


All I wanted to say, was: heeeey! Bidipipip, bodop, bidibididadoubada.
posted by Riton at 8:07 PM on June 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


I memorized the punctuation for an excerpt of Coleridge's Kubla Khan to the tune of Karma Chameleon. I can't for the life of me find a version with the punctuation to match now, but it worked for whatever we used in Lit 12. Something like comma, comma, semi-coooo-ooolonnnnn, period, semi-colon, comma, excla-ma-tion!
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 8:25 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a tenacious used CD bin digger and there's a handful of 90's era discs that I see over and over, but "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" is in a league of it's own. Apparently, nobody felt it was worth keeping. The damn thing is everywhere.
posted by davebush at 8:29 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


I loved this album when it came out. My roommate, who was into groups like Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Tool, was not impressed.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 8:30 PM on June 3, 2012


This made me laugh way hard than it should have.

I also saw Soul Asylum & Screaming Trees on that tour, at Portland Meadows. It wasn't my first concert, but probably the first that I drove myself to. The awesome thing was that because the Spin Doctors were the headliners (what the motherfucking fuck!) they of course played last, and people started filing out EN MASSE when they started playing. Ha ha!
posted by peep at 8:31 PM on June 3, 2012


It's kind of strange, but somehow, instead of being infected with the earworm hooks of their songs when I hear them, I now instantly think about the story/joke that Todd Barry has about wandering around New York and coming upon the bass player of the Spin Doctors sitting on a bench reading Bass Player magazine. (I searched but could not find a clip, it's on Barry's From Heaven comedy CD) It seems pondering a universe that produces all the little random events to combine in one moment to make that one event happen, even if it's just an odd, pointless coincidence, completely immunizes me from having it stuck in my head. Then I think 'Ya know, it's really not a bad song, it's just some simple fun,' but by that time, the song is over.

Problem solved. Thank you, Todd Barry.

Now, could you maybe, I don't know, 'accidentally' rent a moped one day and 'accidentally' run over somebody from the Fine Young Cannibals, and let me know so I can escape of this living nightmare that is 'Good Thing'?
posted by chambers at 8:31 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


hard = harder. I've been a font of typos lately.
posted by peep at 8:32 PM on June 3, 2012


The first time I ever heard this song was when they played it over the PA at a Montreal Expos game.
posted by Flashman at 8:40 PM on June 3, 2012


All I wanted to say, was: heeeey! Bidipipip, bodop, bidibididadoubada.

Riton, that reminds me that I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha.
posted by slidell at 8:55 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can anyone explain to me why the Spin Doctors are always the butt of a joke?

Because although the Spin Doctors are certainly not the worst band of the early nineties, they are definitely the early-ninetiest band of the early nineties, according to this theory that I just made up and am too lazy to elaborate on.
posted by Rangeboy at 9:06 PM on June 3, 2012 [27 favorites]


It's because your most embarrassing high school or college boy/girlfriend liked. The one that talked you into the his'n'hers Halloween outfit people still give you shit about 15 years later.
posted by fshgrl at 9:33 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bill Bradley Denies Being Into Spin Doctors in Early '90s
posted by benzenedream at 9:43 PM on June 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I used to love this song because it, for whatever reason, reminded me of the theme song from Heathcliff, which I also loved.

Two Princes remains one of the few popular songs from the nineties that I can still tolerate without flying into a stupid rage. But, I also really hated the nineties. If it weren't for the video games, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, colored popcorn, and those crazy-flavored salad dressings marketed towards kids, I probably would have hung myself. Surge also made life worth living in the nineties.

I'm always like, "You're fucking kidding me, right?" when people list Two Princes as one of their most-hated songs. Clearly, they've never heard the theme song from The Breakfast Club, or that Like a G6 song (I don't know what it's called, but it's fucking terrible).
posted by Redfield at 9:57 PM on June 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


(May have included this song on an "I can foresee that you are planning on dumping me shortly, maybe this romantic gesture will make you reconsider" mixtape in the mid-90s)
posted by The Gooch at 10:11 PM on June 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


Redfield: "I'm always like, "You're fucking kidding me, right?" when people list Two Princes as one of their most-hated songs. Clearly, they've never heard the theme song from The Breakfast Club, or that Like a G6 song (I don't know what it's called, but it's fucking terrible)."

Them's fightin' words, mister
posted by dismas at 10:39 PM on June 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Apparently, nobody felt it was worth keeping. The damn thing is everywhere.

I vaguely remember it being one of the Columbia House "ha-ha, you didn't say don't send me anything, so here's another CD" monthly releases, so that probably has a bit to do with it.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:23 PM on June 3, 2012


"I'm always like, "You're fucking kidding me, right?" when people list Two Princes as one of their most-hated songs. Clearly, they've never heard the theme song from The Breakfast Club,"

What-the-Fuck,-Teenage-Me story: I used to get Simple Minds confused with Tears for Fears, except for the period of time when I thought the name of the band was Tears Without Fears because I confused them with Men Without Hats.

None of this had anything to do with their music, and everything to do with the syllabic stress patterns of the names of the bands.

Once in a while, this would get all jumbled up, and even though I knew it was wrong, when I tried to remember the lyrics to Jeux Sans Frontiers, I would hear "Games without frontiers / Tears without fears" in my head. At least I never sang it out loud that way.

Where was I?

Clearly, they've never heard the theme song from The Breakfast Club,

You take that back!
posted by tzikeh at 12:47 AM on June 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Brian Posehn's gonna love this shit.
posted by bardic at 1:57 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's better than what I thought it was, which was "I don't want a victim of a [mumble mumble]."

I have decided that henceforth I will make a conscious effort to hear this line as "I don't want a victim of lobotomy.*" Neither do I, Spin Doctors. Neither do I.

*It totally scans!
posted by pemberkins at 5:12 AM on June 4, 2012


They omitted 'g' in the alphabet song. That seems sloppy. I probably won't buy it.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:24 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a tenacious used CD bin digger and there's a handful of 90's era discs that I see over and over, but "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" is in a league of it's own. Apparently, nobody felt it was worth keeping. The damn thing is everywhere.

Studies show that Four Non Blondes hit record may have Spin Doctors beat in the used CD flotsam sweepstakes - back when physical media was worth a damn, I probably shuffled past tens of thousands of that thing. ("Ok.... shuffles through F section... no Fall discs.... ah, christ, 12 copies of Bigger Better Faster, More...)
posted by porn in the woods at 5:32 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Clearly, they've never heard the theme song from The Breakfast Club

"Oh, just do the theme song from St. Elmo's Fire and get it over with!" - MST3K, Hobgoblins
posted by porn in the woods at 5:36 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sadly no Spin Doctors, but for those in the DC area, Wolf Trap has a show this summer with:

Everclear
Sugar Ray
Gin Blossoms
Lit
Marcy Playground
posted by inigo2 at 5:47 AM on June 4, 2012


I'd never heard a thing by the Spin Doctors when I bought Pocket Full of Kryptonite after hearing Refrigerator Car playing in a record store. I found the rest of the album a bit light and fluffy by comparison, but it wasn't bad. Then my two least favorite tracks became singles.

I think it's hard to overstate the degree to which Two Princes was overplayed at the time, especially if you happened to be in college; it was played at least once an hour on every college radio station, rock station, pop station, college dorm room, and campus quad in the country. What I remember hating most about it is that it just goes on and on for about three minutes after you've gotten tired of the melody and chord progression. I stopped listening to the disc altogether because I got tired of having to skip the tricks I was so sick of. (Kids these days with their a la carte tracks and MP3 playlists!)

RE: Four Non Blondes, What's Up? is one of the only other singles I've ever hated as much as Two Princes, for much the same reason. But at least it's good for some lulz once you realize it's the same chord progression as Don't Worry, Be Happy.
posted by usonian at 6:11 AM on June 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Anyone who reflexively hates on the Spin Doctors is denying themselves one of the greatest unrequited love songs ever.
posted by jbickers at 6:37 AM on June 4, 2012


I think Pocket Full of Kryptonite is a very solid album. My favorite tracks are "Refrigerator Car" and "Forty or Fifty." I can even listen to "Two Princes" without cringing too much, now that there are two decades between me and its single release.

That said:
I was in a band in college with my (now) husband and "Two Princes" was on our set list. (this would have been 1992.) We were reading the "funny horoscopes" in the college paper and the one for Virgo (which we both are) was something to the effect of "You will become a homicidal maniac after hearing that fucking Spin Doctors song one more time." It really was ridiculously overplayed.
posted by Daily Alice at 6:53 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of two 1997-or-so jokes my best friend and I used to tell:

HIS: I really do like th Spin Doctors and all of their song. (Implying they were all the same song.)

-
MINE: My favorite Spin Doctors song is the one where the guy likes a girl who doesn't like him back because she likes another guy.
posted by Edison Carter at 6:59 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chris Barron was a dad at my daugther's elementary school and was always happy to pull out his guitar for school events and fundraisers. A few years back he did a benefit show with a full band in the school auditorium, mostly stuff off his solo album, which is pretty good. The kids from the fifth-grade chorus got to sing backup vocals on a few songs, which was cool. And, yes, he played Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, and the parents were dancing in the aisles.
posted by stargell at 7:03 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


It really was ridiculously overplayed.

Yeah, but I say again: take a look at the Billboard Top 100 from 1993

Read it from top to bottom. I don't know about you, but I get all the way to The Proclaimers' 500 Miles and Two Princes before I see a song that anyone would even remark on, much less recognize, today. I mean, Jesus, look at that list. Kriss Kross, Peabo Bryson, Joey Lawrence, P.M. Dawn and Tony! Toni! Tone! are on that list.

There are maybe five songs there that make it to tolerable at all, much less "good". Two Princes was overplayed because it was an oasis in a cultural desert.
posted by mhoye at 7:33 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but I say again: take a look at the Billboard Top 100 from 1993

Wow! I don't know what your tastes are but: "G Thang", Paperboy's "Ditty", "Rythm Is A Dancer", "Mr. Wendall", "Ordinary World", "Hip Hop Hooray", "All That She Wants", "Real Love", "It Was A Good Day", "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"? Some I love ironically, some semi-ironically, some sincerely, but there's a lot of love on that list. I'll take it over any top 100 list from the past ten years.
posted by naju at 7:49 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man, I was 18 when this song came out. I'd been kicked out of my house so I was crashing with a few friends who attended the college I dropped out of. I had no job and no money. There was nowhere else to sleep so I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor with a gay guy. There were two other guys living there and one other woman. None of the guys ever, EVER, helped clean the place so it was up to us women. It turned out the other woman was dealing coke between classes. We smoked packs of Gitanes because we thought anything French must be cool and I developed a husky voice and probably asthma. I got drunk for the first time while watching Clockwork Orange and some sort of interracial BBW porn. And when I say drunk, I mean throwing up in the kitchen sink passing out sort of drunk. I literally did not drink again for three years.

GOOD TIMES!! I still love this song.
posted by desjardins at 8:08 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sadly no Spin Doctors, but for those in the DC area, Wolf Trap has a show this summer with:

Everclear
Sugar Ray
Gin Blossoms
Lit
Marcy Playground


Somewhere, Better Than Ezra is quietly indignant.
posted by scody at 8:40 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, there's a lot of sneering in this thread; Pocket Full Of Kryptonite wasn't a bad album at all, and definitely nowhere near the worst album to achieve commercial success in 1991. Or 1992 or 1993 for that matter.

Good, bad, or indifferent, multiple copies of that album were already sitting in the dollar bargain bins with the discount holes punched in them at CD stores 20 years ago. Along with all the Teenage Fanclub, Collective Soul, and Toad the Wet Sprocket CDs, and innumerable other albums by [insert one-name grunge/indie band here]. I know because I probably pawed through them all.
posted by blucevalo at 9:20 AM on June 4, 2012


I have to admit that I laughed when they got to "Other Part of 'Two Princes' - Spin Doctors."
posted by ob1quixote at 9:21 AM on June 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


I always heard that lyric as:

I know what a prison lover ought to beeeee...
posted by littlejohnnyjewel at 9:59 AM on June 4, 2012


Somewhere, Better Than Ezra is quietly indignant

And all of us turn and look for one long second, and we nod in agreement. And then we turn away and don't give the matter another thought for another 20 years.
posted by gompa at 10:11 AM on June 4, 2012


There are maybe five songs there that make it to tolerable at all, much less "good". Two Princes was overplayed because it was an oasis in a cultural desert.

How dare you say that about Whoomp! (There It Is).
posted by cirrostratus at 10:31 AM on June 4, 2012


Yeah, but I say again: take a look at the Billboard Top 100 from 1993

Read it from top to bottom. I don't know about you, but I get all the way to The Proclaimers' 500 Miles and Two Princes before I see a song that anyone would even remark on, much less recognize, today. I mean, Jesus, look at that list. Kriss Kross, Peabo Bryson, Joey Lawrence, P.M. Dawn and Tony! Toni! Tone! are on that list.

There are maybe five songs there that make it to tolerable at all, much less "good". Two Princes was overplayed because it was an oasis in a cultural desert.


Looks like SOMEBODY forgot about Dre (at #11)
posted by dismas at 10:38 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, a lot of people here went to some colleges with lame radio stations. I'm really sorry about that.

/Not only owned that Four Non Blondes record, but went to their show, although in fairness, the show was before the record...
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:44 AM on June 4, 2012


Somewhere, Better Than Ezra is quietly indignant.

They're still able to book 9:30 Club (as recently as a year or two ago, anyways), so they're getting the last laugh.
posted by inigo2 at 11:10 AM on June 4, 2012


Sadly no Spin Doctors, but for those in the DC area, Wolf Trap has a show this summer with:

Everclear
Sugar Ray
Gin Blossoms
Lit
Marcy Playground


My wife and I are totally going to that show! We both loved So Much for the Afterglow as teenagers (before we knew each other), so we're more pscyhed for Everclear than really makes any sense at all, but the whole lineup is pretty fantastic from "nostalgia for mediocre music perspective."

I don't much to say other than it is 2012 and I am super excited to go see a Gin Blossoms concert.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:51 AM on June 4, 2012


When I was making comedy videos with friends in the early 2000s, we realized that Two Princes was the perfect way to get us out of any jam. I.e., it was never not funny to have Two Princes start playing, especially when it starts playing for no reason. Even today, I can't hear that crazy drum intro without cracking up.
posted by TheWash at 11:58 AM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I went to High School with the drummer...
posted by cherryflute at 12:45 PM on June 4, 2012


I recently learned that my husband, who often listens to music with half an ear, thought all along that the chorus was "I don't wanna print 'em up in RGB! I don't wanna print 'em up in RGB!"

So I like to think of the song as "Two Printers."
posted by ROTFL at 1:09 PM on June 4, 2012 [10 favorites]


Tony! Toni! Tone!

Whoa there. Don't talk bad about Raphael Saadiq!
posted by asterix at 1:41 PM on June 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


MINE: My favorite Spin Doctors song is the one where the guy likes a girl who doesn't like him back because she likes another guy.

*Surreptitiously slides copy of "How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me)" back into pocket, chews lip uncertainly, lingers nervously in the corner a while, then meanders awkwardly out of thread.*
posted by BrashTech at 2:18 PM on June 4, 2012


HIS: I really do like th Spin Doctors and all of their song. (Implying they were all the same song.)

This works pretty well with Everclear, too.
posted by owtytrof at 2:54 PM on June 4, 2012


Looks like SOMEBODY forgot about Dre (at #11)

Well, he didn't check himself before he wrecked himself, and after the kind of head injuries you sustain when that happens, forgetting about Dre is probably inevitable.
posted by furiousthought at 3:58 PM on June 4, 2012


Love this. Probably 3 out of 7 days per week I get "DUN DUN, something something something, JUST GO AHEAD NOW" severely lodged in my head.
posted by threeants at 11:17 AM on June 5, 2012


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