Sister Brother Songs: Heartwarming Hits for Weddings

Updated November 14, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

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.

sister and brother songs for weddings

When picking out the song to play for your sister or brother, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. Does the song have a special meaning to both of you?
  2. Does the song’s meaning describe your relationship?
  3. What is the tempo of the song (fast or slow) to determine the style of dance that fits best (if you dance together)?

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs for brothers and sisters at weddings. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Sister Brother Songs

  1. “Rainbow Connection” by Brian McKnight (R&B – 2023)
  2. “I’ll Be Here” by Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow (Country – 2023)
  3. “Hey Brother” by Dan Tyminski (Country – 2023)
  4. “Rainbow Connection” by JJ Heller (Folk – 2022)
  5. “When You Need It” by Tenille Townes feat. Wrabel (Country – 2022)
  6. “Love You True (String Sessions)” by Lydia Luce (Pop – 2020)
  7. “Mr. Blue Sky” by Weezer (Rock – 2019)
  8. “Pollyanna’s Shadow” by Howie D (Children’s Music – 2019)

Trending Sister and Brother Dance Songs

  1. “Brothers & Sisters” by Coldplay (Alternative – 1999)
  2. “Come Dancing” by Kinks (Rock – 1983)
  3. “Sister” by Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Rock – 2007)
  4. “Orange Sky” by Alexi Murdoch (Singer-Songwriter – 2002)
  5. “Dance Little Sister” by Rolling Stones (Rock – 1974)
  6. “Your Guardian Angel” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Rock – 2006)
  7. “Hey Brother” by Avicii (Dance – 2013)

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Unique Indie Tracks

  1. Rainbow Connection – JJ Heller
  2. Brother – Kodaline
  3. Brother, Sister – Beta Radio
  4. Sister to a Brother – Rob Finlay
  5. Orange Sky – Alexi Murdoch
  6. Mudfootball – Jack Johnson

Tip

Other than siblings, you can say thank you to your parents with a new mother and son song, a new mother and daughter song, a new father and daughter song, and a new father and son song for a dance or dedication.

Rock Hits for Sibling Bond

  1. Mr. Blue Sky – Weezer
  2. My Brother Taught Me How to Swim – Passion Pit
  3. Brothers and Sisters – Twin Atlantic
  4. Sister – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
  5. My Big Sister – Barenaked Ladies
  6. Your Guardian Angel – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  7. My Best Friend – Weezer
  8. Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
  9. Jungle Gym – Jack Johnson feat. G. Love
  10. Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
  11. Boss of Me – They Might Be Giants
  12. We Are Going to Be Friends – White Stripes
  13. Brothers & Sisters – Coldplay
  14. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
  15. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
  16. Sister – Nixons
  17. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  18. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  19. My Sister – Juliana Hatfield Three
  20. Look at Little Sister – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  21. Sister Christian – Night Ranger
  22. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  23. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  24. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  25. American Girl – Tom Petty
  26. Oh, Sister – Bob Dylan
  27. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  28. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  29. Dance Little Sister – Rolling Stones
  30. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  31. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  32. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
  33. In My Life – The Beatles

Tip

If you want to celebrate a love between sisters, see our list of songs for and about sisters.

 

R&B Dedication Tunes

  1. Rainbow Connection – Brian McKnight
  2. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  3. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  4. It Don’t Have to Change – John Legend feat. The Stephens Family
  5. Count On Me – Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
  6. Best Friend – Brandy
  7. Brother Sister – Brand New Heavies
  8. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  9. When We Grow Up – Diana Ross
  10. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  11. What’s Happening Brother – Marvin Gaye
  12. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  13. I Wish You Love – Nat King Cole
  14. Stand By Me – Ben E King
  15. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

Tip

If you want to celebrate a love between brothers, see our list of songs for and about brothers.

Popular Pop Hits

  1. Count On Me – Bruno Mars
  2. Love You True (String Sessions) – Lydia Luce
  3. Have It All – Jason Mraz
  4. Sweet Creature – Harry Styles
  5. Footprints – Molly Kate Kestner
  6. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake
  7. Better Place – Rachel Platten
  8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  9. Brother Mine – Suzanne Vega
  10. You’re Still You – Josh Groban
  11. Little Brothers – Phineas and Ferb
  12. I Learned From You – Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
  13. Hero – Mariah Carey
  14. Perfect Love – Marc Cohn
  15. Sister Moon – Sting
  16. Dance Little Sister – Terence Trent D’Arby
  17. Come Dancing – Kinks
  18. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  19. Older Sister – Carly Simon
  20. Come On Get Happy – Partridge Family
  21. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Tip

If you have stepparents, see our list of stepmom songs and stepdad songs.

 

Best Country Songs

  1. I’ll Be Here – Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow
  2. Hey Brother – Dan Tyminski
  3. When You Need It – Tenille Townes feat. Wrabel
  4. Sister Oh Sister – Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr feat. Rosanne Cash
  5. American Honey – Lady A
  6. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  7. Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
  8. Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood
  9. My Sister – Reba McEntire
  10. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  11. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  12. Come Some Rainy Day – Wynonna
  13. You’ve Got A Friend in Me – Randy Newman
  14. Brotherly Love – Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Connally

Tip

You can have a dance with your wedding party to start the dancing at your reception.

Misc Upbeat Hits

  1. Pollyanna’s Shadow – Howie D
  2. Happier – Marshmello, Bastille
  3. We Were Just Kids – Clean Bandit feat. Craig David & Kirsten Joy
  4. All My Life – Flo Rida
  5. Hey Brother – Avicii
  6. Best Friends – Missy Elliott feat. Aaliyah
  7. Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  8. Memory – Barbra Streisand
  9. Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog
  10. We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Do you have a favorite sister and brother song not on my list? Please share your song below in the comments.

 

FAQs

A sister-brother song is a special song between a bride and her brother.

I recommend that you select a song that has a 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.

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:

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, on the day of.

First, read the lyrics and determine if the song is meant to be from a sister or a brother to their brother. A song from a sister to her brother is “Come Dancing” by Kinks. If the song is from a brother to a brother then “Brother” by Kodaline is a good choice.

Some of the best songs about siblings include “Brothers & Sisters” by Coldplay, “My Sister” by Reba McEntire, and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies.

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.

There is no official wedding rule saying your bridesmaids or wedding party members actually have to be men or women! Instead, nominate your brothers or siblings who aren’t women as bridesmen or bridal party members. The same goes for groomswomen!

Remember, this is your celebration. Talk about the options with each other and be happy with your decisions.

Talk with your bride-to-be to see how important it is to her that you include her brother as a groomsman. If it would mean a great deal to her, or if she’s including your sister in her bridal party, it’s probably worth honoring her brother with the title of groomsman. If it is not important to her, you could always include him as an usher.

Typically during a wedding ceremony, the only members of the wedding party that walk down the aisle are the wedding couple, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer, and the parents and grandparents. However, you can have honorary family members walk down the aisle if you wish!

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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Victoria Ramirez
Victoria Ramirez
3 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
3 years ago

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.

rerebecca
rerebecca
3 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
3 years ago
Reply to  rerebecca

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.

Shikha
Shikha
4 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
4 years ago
Reply to  Shikha

Hi Shikha, we have a big list of sister brother songs but Kodaline’s is one of my favorites!

Alona
Alona
4 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
4 years ago
Reply to  Alona

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.

Chelsea
Chelsea
6 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
6 years ago
Reply to  Chelsea

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.

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

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)

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My Wedding Songs
6 years ago
Reply to  Jason

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?

Shawn
Shawn
6 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
6 years ago
Reply to  Shawn

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!

rae karellana
rae karellana
7 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  rae karellana

Hi Rae. My Wish by Rascal Flatts is popular. You should also check out our list of Indie songs.

Lucy
Lucy
7 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  Lucy

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

Samantha
Samantha
7 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  Samantha

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

saakshi
saakshi
7 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  saakshi

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.

Kirsten
Kirsten
8 years ago

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?

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Kirsten

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.

Sophia
Sophia
8 years ago

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!

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophia

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.

Mattie
Mattie
8 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Mattie

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.

Veronica
Veronica
8 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Veronica

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!

pankaj
pankaj
8 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  pankaj

Hi Pankaj. Many songs above are good. What about You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor?

MommaWells
MommaWells
8 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  MommaWells

Hi MommaWells. Thanks for your opinion. We will reevaluate if we should keep it on the list.

Maggie
Maggie
8 years ago

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?

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Maggie

Hi Maggie. The list above make great sister brother songs to walk you down the isle.

angelica
angelica
8 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  angelica

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?

Kaylee
Kaylee
8 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Kaylee

Hi Kaylee! The list above is perfect for you and your brother to dance to at his wedding.

Breanna
Breanna
8 years ago

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!!!

Keli
Keli
8 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Keli

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 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K3DI07Ibb4.

Kittu
Kittu
8 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Kittu

Hi Kittu. First, I would start with our Memorial Songs. Second, I would recommend Michael Jackson – Gone Too Soon.

Bonnie
Bonnie
8 years ago

Thank you very much means a lot to me

Emily
Emily
8 years ago

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.

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Emily

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

Bonnie
Bonnie
8 years ago

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
Kim
8 years ago
Reply to  Bonnie

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Bonnie

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.

Jessica Ruiz
Jessica Ruiz
8 years ago

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

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Jessica Ruiz

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.