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60 Best Sister Brother Songs


Did your big brother make a big impact on your life? Maybe he was your protector. He might even be your twin. Your childhood is full of memories together and you want to honor your relationship. Choosing a sister-brother song at your wedding honors a lifetime of memories.

What is a Sister-Brother Song?

A sister-brother song is a special song between a bride and her brother. We recommend that you select a song that has special meaning between both you and your brother. This could be a sister-brother dance, a slideshow, or when he walks down the aisle. It all depends on what you would like to do as the wedding couple.

“It seems like every set of siblings has some sort of family dance, whether it moves they choreographed as kids or a song you love to rock out to in the kitchen when you’re all home for Thanksgiving. Make sure your tune of choice gets played during the reception, and ask your brothers to join you in the middle of the dance floor to bust a move.” Jaimie Mackey

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Sister Brother Songs

If a special song is not known between the bride and her brother, we suggest our top 60 sister brother songs below.

Sister Brother song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: June 24, 2021

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Indie Sister Brother Songs

Alexi Murdoch – Orange Sky
2002, Indie

And I had a dream I
Stood beneath an orange sky
With my sister standing by

Beta Radio – Brother, Sister
2011, Indie

Brother brother, sister sister
Mother father, how I love you

Jack Johnson – Mudfootball
2001, Indie

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing’s gonna change there’s no need to complain

Kodaline – Brother
2017, Indie

And if you were drowned at sea
I’d give you my lungs so you could breathe
I’ve got you brother

Rob Finlay – Sister to a Brother
2011, Indie

Sister to your brother
Lover to another
Now you’ll go
Hold out your hand as you pass through the door
I won’t stand in your way anymore


Rock Sister Brother Songs

Barenaked Ladies – My Big Sister
2008, Rock

I like my big sister
But I don’t wanna wear her coat
Maybe black, it may fit perfect
But you and I both know, it’s a girls coat

Beatles – In My Life
1965, Rock

For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Billy Idol – White Wedding
1982, Rock

Hey little sister, who’s your superman
Hey little sister, shotgun
It’s a nice day to start again
It’s a nice day for a white wedding

Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister
1976, Rock

Oh, sister, when I come to knock on your door
Don’t turn away, you’ll create sorrow
Time is an ocean but it ends at the shore
You may not see me tomorrow

Coldplay – Brothers & Sisters
1999, Rock

Brothers and sisters unite
It’s the time of your lives


Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Sister
2010, Rock

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide
1975, Rock

But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too

Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
1969, Rock

For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
1971, Rock

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

Juliana Hatfield Three – My Sister
1993, Rock

I hate my sister, she’s such a bitch
She acts as if she doesn’t even know that I exist
But I would do anything to let her know I care


Night Ranger – Sister Christian
1983, Rock

You’re motoring
What’s your price for flight
In finding mister right
You’ll be alright tonight

Nixons – Sister
1995, Rock

Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you

Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
1999, Rock

Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Queen – You’re My Best Friend
1976, Rock

Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel
2007, Rock

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven


Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately
1993, Rock

There’s a love that’s divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
Like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray

Rolling Stones – Dance Little Sister
1974, Rock

I said dance, dance, little sister, dance
Dance, little sister, dance

Tom Petty – Wildflowers
1994, Rock

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

Twin Atlantic – Brothers and Sisters
2014, Rock

I’m talking to my brothers and sisters
I miss the conversations between us
There’s nothing wrong with being a dreamer
So where are you now?

White Stripes – We Are Going to Be Friends
2001, Rock

Tonight I’ll dream, while I’m in bed
When silly thoughts go through my head
About the bugs and alphabet
And when I wake tomorrow, I’ll bet
That you and I will walk together again


R&B Sister Brother Songs

Ben E King – Stand By Me
1961, R&B

I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

Bill Withers – Lean On Me
1972, R&B

Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on

Brand New Heavies – Brother Sister
1994, R&B

Stand up my brother sister
Hold on to the real things that matter
‘Cause no one’s gonna hand ’em to you
On a silver platter

Brandy – Best Friend
1995, R&B

Friends may come, and friends may go
But you should know that
That I’ve got your back, it’s automatic

Diana Ross – When We Grow Up
1973, R&B

When we grow up, will I be pretty?
Will you be big and strong?
Will I wear dresses that show off my knees?
Will you wear trousers twice as long?


John Legend feat. The Stephens Family – It Don’t Have to Change
2004, R&B

And I wanna go back
To playing basketball and football games
I wanna go back
To yesterday but it’s not the same

Marvin Gaye – What’s Happening Brother
1971, R&B

And tell me friend, how in the world have you been?
Tell me, what’s out and I want to know what’s in
What’s the deal man
What’s happening? Tell me brother

Nat King Cole – I Wish You Love
1966, R&B

I wish you health
But more than wealth
I wish you love

Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
1952, R&B

In every way
And forever more
That’s how you’ll stay

Prince – Sister
1980, R&B

Oh, sister
Don’t put me on the street again
Oh, sister
I just want to be your friend

Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans – Count On Me
1996, R&B

Count on me through thick and thin
Our friendship that will never end
When you are weak I will be strong
Helping you to carry on


Pop Sister Brother Songs

Bruno Mars – Count On Me
2011, Pop

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there

Kinks – Come Dancing
1982, Pop

Come dancing
That’s how they did it when I was just a kid
And when they said “come dancing”
My sister always did

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
1967, Pop

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Lydia Luce – Love You True (String Sessions)
2020, Pop

I will swim the seas for you
And the darkest depths of blue
All I need is you
To swim the seas for me

Marc Cohn – Perfect Love
1991, Pop

And all around them the little voices were singing
It’s a small world after all
Yes it is, it’s a small world after all


Mariah Carey – Hero
1993, Pop

Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus – I Learned From You
2006, Pop

I learned from you that I do not crumble
I learned that strength is something you choose
All of the reasons to keep on believing
There’s no question, that’s a lesson I learned from you

Molly Kate Kestner – Footprints
2017, Pop

But if you’re lost and feeling broken
Through and through
You can follow the footprints I left for you

Partridge Family – Come On Get Happy
1970s, Pop

Travelin’ along there’s a song that we’re singin’
Come on get happy
A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’
We’ll make you happy

Phineas and Ferb – Little Brothers
2009, Pop

Even when you break my toys
You will always be my
Little brothers


Rachel Platten – Better Place
2015, Pop

There’s a song in my heart, I feel like I belong
It’s a better place since you came along

Suzanne Vega – Brother Mine
2012, Pop

Now maybe I shouldn’t yell
’cause I know you’re just a kid
But I can’t always tell
What’s on your mind, half of the time, brother mine

Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance Little Sister
1987, Pop

Dance little sister
Don’t give up today
Hang on ’till tomorrow


Country Sister Brother Songs

Carrie Underwood – Whenever You Remember
2005, Country

When all this world was there for us
We believed that we could touch the sky
Whenever you remember, I’ll be there

Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
2001, Country

I’ll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you’ll be

Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Connally – Brotherly Love
1991, Country

A love that time and miles can’t come between
We disagree but in the end
There will never be two closer friends

Kenny Rogers – Through The Years
1981, Country

I’ve loved the life we’ve made
And I’m so glad I’ve stayed
Right here with you
Through the years

Lady A – American Honey
2010, Country

Callin’ out my name like a long lost friend
Oh I miss those days as the years go by
Oh nothing’s sweeter than summertime


Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
2000, Country

Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend in Me
1996, Country

There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and see it through
‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me

Rascal Flatts – My Wish
2006, Country

And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too
Yeah, this, is my wish


Miscellaneous Sister Brother Songs

Avicii – Hey Brother
2013, Dance

Hey Brother, do you still believe in one another?
Hey Sister, do you still believe in love I wonder?
Ooooh if the sky comes falling down, for you
There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do

Barbara Streisand – Memory
1981, Broadway

I can dream of the old days
Life was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

Flo Rida – All My Life
2015, Hip Hop

All my life and it all changed in one day
All my life it’s the moment I been waiting on

Howie D – Pollyanna’s Shadow
2019, Children’s Music

You’re always stepping on my shoe strings
You’re always hanging with my friend and me
Ya got a dance to your own melody

Kermit the Frog – Rainbow Connection
1979, Vocal

Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me


How do I include my brother at my wedding?

Maybe your brother doesn’t want to dance. That’s okay, too. You can include your brother in your wedding party. Many wedding couples are breaking traditional gender roles such as bridesmaids and groomsmen. So your brother can definitely be the bride’s best man.

If your brother is shy, he can be an usher or officiant. Talk to your wedding coordinator and future husband. You don’t want surprises, though, the day of.

“We’ve frequently seen siblings cast as program attendants, guest book hosts, ushers and junior-status bridesmaids and groomsmen (when much younger) – but there are several meaningful ways in which siblings can contribute to your day.” Marquette Avenue Events


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Is it normal for the groom’s sister to be a bridesmaid?

It’s up to you but remember that your children may be playing together in the future, reminds Aviva Samuels in a article.  Including your sister-in-law at the wedding is a decision that should be made by you as the wedding couple. If your future husband and his sister are very close, a sister-brother song could replace the mother dancing with the groom.

Remember, this is your celebration. Talk about the options with each other and your professional wedding planner.


A Sister-Brother Song Should Hold Meaning

Sister-brother songs are special when the bride has a special relationship with her brother. In addition, if a bride’s parents have passed away, it would be a special gesture to have a sister-brother dance to replace the father-daughter dance. If the bride has multiple brothers, the selected song can play as the bride starts dancing with the oldest brother. Then, the younger brothers can cut in as the song plays.

Here is a song that was sung by a sister to her brother at his wedding:

As a bonus, here is a Sangeet brother-sister song:

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53 responses to “60 Best Sister-Brother Songs for Weddings”

  1. Victoria Ramirez says:

    So my mother passed away a couple months ago & my brother is getting married soon. I have the honor of representing our mother & I will be dancing with him in place of her. I am having trouble finding the perfect song for this moment.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Victoria. Finding the perfect song without knowing you is an impossible task. That being said, I would first suggest selecting a song that has special meaning to you and your brother. Don’t worry about whether the song is fast or slow. Just make the moment what it should be – a special celebration between you. Next, you have to decide if you want a touching slow song or want to keep the mood light with a fun song. While I am not going to select a specific song, first think of your relationship with your brother and how you want to celebrate your love for each other, and if you wish to honor your Mom at the same time.

  2. rerebecca says:

    hi. my brother is turning 30 and i wanted to know what would be a beautiful song to sing for him from a sister to my brother. he n i and very close. please help. thanks

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Rebecca. First and foremost, pick a song that already means something between you. Was there a special song that highlights your past life moments? If not, check out Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart.

  3. Shikha says:

    I want to sing a song for my brother. I love him so much for me he is a God gifted person. What about Kodaline ‘BROTHER’? Please help me to choose a song for him. Oh, there is a information I want to tell you that my brother is a marine engineer.

  4. Alona says:

    Hi I’m having a sweet 16 and I’m supposed to dance with my brother. I just don’t know what’s song would be great, growing up was difficult cause we would fight a lot but always still close. He was always my father figure because my dad wasn’t around and I look up to him, anyway I’m just confused on what song would be a good fit. We’re supposed to do like a waltz dance.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Alona. First, I would suggest a song that means something to you and your brother. It does not have to be a waltz song. A song that means something to you both is more than trying to dance the perfect waltz. Check out Thank You – Bon Jovi if you must do the waltz.

  5. Chelsea says:

    Hi my sister is getting married and she wants me to sing. Since im only 14, do you have a any song suggestion that doesnt involve like too intimate lyrics or if they do can they be in third person? Thanks

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Chelsea, I would suggest finding a song that means a lot to your sister and fiance. This way it will mean that much more to everyone.

  6. Jason says:

    Hi my name is Jason. My sister is getting married in August 2018. She wants me and my brother to sing at her wedding. I want to sing something old and something new. Any idea would be great to do. (Like Florida Georgia Line future Backstreet Boys)

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Jason. Thanks for your question. What about any of the Sister Brother songs listed? DO any of them describe your relationship with your sister?

  7. Shawn says:

    Brother Sister song by Berres Hammond ? Sister getting married and she loves Berres and I love Reggae

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Shawn. Thanks for the suggestion. We know Beres Hammond but not familiar with your exact song you like. Please let us know if you are able to find a reference to the song online. Thanks!

  8. rae karellana says:

    Hi my sister ‘s wedding would be next week and I have to sing a song . Any suggestions would be great.

  9. Lucy says:

    Hi does anyone have a suggestion for a song .my brother is getting married in oct and he ask me to pick a song .our mother passed away when he was only 9 so I raised him .I had picked a rascal flatts song but the bride’s mother chose the same song so I have to look for another song any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thank you so much

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Lucy. Since your previous song was Country, what about Whenever You Remember by Carrie Underwood.

  10. Samantha says:

    Hi was wondering if you could help me. My dad died last year and I’m getting married next year. My brother is walking me down the aisle and instead if father daughter dance my brother and I are going to dance. What sing could you recommend? Thank you.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Samantha. Listen to Sister by Dave Matthews Band, Lean On Me – Bill Withers, and Brothers & Sisters – Coldplay.

  11. saakshi says:

    i want to sing a song for my brother as a memory reminder to him

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Saakshi. I like that you want to sing to your brother. It may be a good idea to pick a song that talks about the love between a couple instead of a song just between you and him.

  12. Kirsten says:

    Hello, I’m getting married and my older brother would like to sing at the wedding. He is walking me down the aisle and our dance will be to my wish by Rascal Flatts. Is there a song you have in mind he could sing to me and my new husband?

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Kirsten. It would help to know if you were thinking during the ceremony or at the reception. If at the ceremony, take a look at our unity candle songs as many would be great that talk about sharing your love together.

  13. Sophia says:

    Hi, I’m having my Quinceanera in three days and I need a brother and sister song to dance with my brother to. We have a tough life but we’ve always stuck through it and stayed together. He’s always been my role model, being how I never really had a dad, he was my father-figure. Please help!

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Sophia. We always suggest selecting a song that has special meaning between both of you first – whether or not you think it is appropriate as both of you will get the meaning. Otherwise, You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman (Toy Story) is a favorite of ours.

  14. Mattie says:

    Hi I have a little sister and she wants to sing a song at my brothers wedding. I have no idea can you help me find a song for her

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Mattie. Without knowing how old your “little sister” is, a suggestion may be a love song from a popular animated movie or even the love song from Princess Bride – Mark Knopfler – Storybook Love.

  15. Veronica says:

    Hi I’m looking for a song that my brother and I can dance to at my reception. We’ve had a pretty rough relationship growing up but are now rekindling our bond. He will be our minister for the wedding and is really trying his hardest to help up out and be there for me. Not really sure what song to choose since we’ve had a rocky relationship for so long. Please help! Oh and he will be dancing with me due to our dad not being there and we don’t talk to him. I want to surprise him with the dance.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Veronica. We would recommend James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend or Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend In Me. Good Luck and congrats!

  16. pankaj says:

    I need a song were i tell my elder sister how much i care & lov for herher…??can u help me plz

  17. MommaWells says:

    Wind beneath my wings sounds nice, but what about when you get to the part about being cold in my shadow, never have sunlight on your face…. Eek!? Not a good choice, IMO

  18. Maggie says:

    I am getting married and I want my big lol brother to walk me down and give me away and I need a song any ideas?

  19. angelica says:

    Hi getting married need a sister and brother song I want an upbeat song 2015. Any suggestions?

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Angelica. I would suggest a song that is special between both of you first. Do you already have a special song that has special meaning between you that us upbeat?

  20. Kaylee says:

    My brother is getting married and I am the maid of honor, I wanted to find a song I can dance to with the groom/brother.

  21. Breanna says:

    I need a song about a older brother and younger sister bond!!!! I don’t really want an OLD song. We used to be close and I used to be able to tell him EVERYTHING…. We’ve been fighting a lot lately and I wanted to sing him this song at his 20th birthday in two day! I’m 14 and my brother is 20!!! Any ideas!!!

  22. Keli says:

    My brother passed away recently. He was my best friend, my other half, the person I love most in the world. I have been planning a brother sister dance with him for my wedding since I was a little girl. I was more excited about my brother sister dance than my father daughter dance honestly. Now I don’t know what to do. Somehow, I would like to make a tribute to him at my wedding. Any suggestions would be great.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Keli. First, sorry for your loss. If there is any special song that you had between you and your brother would be my first recommendation. I remember a father daughter dance song as You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon because it was a special song between them as they “got it”. So, no matter what song was a special song between you would be the song I would recommend. Lastly, I would pick a song that represents the happy times, just as your wedding day. A suggestion could be The Greatest by Kenny Rogers –

  23. Kittu says:

    Hi. Im looking for a song from a 10 year old brother to his 12 year old sister who he lost. At her birthday. I know its not marriage but im wondering. Thanks for helping.

  24. Bonnie says:

    Thank you very much means a lot to me

  25. Emily says:

    Hi, My brother is 13 and half years older than me and I’m only 10. I need an upbeat brother sister song and I was wondering if Count Me In by Dove Cameron was an appropriate song to sing to my big brother at his wedding. Thank s for the help.

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Emily, Count Me In is a great love song. If you are dedicating the song to the bridal couple it would be great.

  26. Bonnie says:

    My brother is getting married and I would like to dedicate a song for him and his wife since I can’t be there. Thank you

    • Kim says:

      I’m in the same boat, that’s what I need x

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Bonnie and Kim. A good dedication song would be I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack. Another is Perfect Love by Marc Cohn. Two suggestions to get you on your way.

  27. Jessica Ruiz says:

    Looking for a sister brother song. I’m getting married in July. My brother is taking the place of my father. Need song suggestions please

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Jessica, first I would suggest a special song that meant lots to you and your Dad as a special dedication. Next, I would select a song that means lots between you and your brother. Lastly, take a look at the song list above as songs like There You’ll by Faith Hill is great too.

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