Sister Songs for Who’s Most Wanted Like Beyonce & Miley

Updated March 14, 2024 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Most sisters grow up close to one another — though they may have argued about bathroom time or stolen one another’s clothes (or boyfriends). Sisters help one another in hard times and celebrate in good times.

Your sister is just as important to you now that you’re a bride, as she was during your childhood — maybe more. So, why not honor her? Select a song that has a special meaning between you as sisters.

Without further ado, here is my curated list of the best bride-sister songs. Don’t worry, they’re not all tear-jerkers like “Wind Beneath My Wings”.

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Quick Tips

When picking out the song to play for your sister, 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 about sisters. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s marriers. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Songs For Sisters

  1. “II MOST WANTED” by Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus (Pop – 2024)
  2. “I’ll Be Here” by Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow (Country, 2023)
  3. “Girls” by Rachel Platten (Pop, 2023)
  4. “Oldest Daughter” by Makayla Lynn (Country, 2023)
  5. “Sister’s Love” by Rebecca Winckworth (Pop, 2023)
  6. “When You Need It” by Tenille Townes, Wrabel (Country, 2022)
  7. “Call Your Sister (Sister Version)” by Taylor Edwards (Country, 2022)
  8. “Best Friend” by Saweetie feat. Doja Cat (Hip Hop, 2021)
  9. “Girls Need Girls” by Sophia Scott (Country, 2021)
  10. “My Sister” by Shaybo and Jorja Smith (Hip Hop, 2021)

Trending Sisters Songs

“Best Friend” by Aaliyah feat Missy Elliott

Hip Hop, 1997

It’s a perfect blend: upbeat and fun for dancing, with lyrics celebrating an unwavering bond – ideal for showcasing your special sisterhood. Plus, it features iconic female artists, adding a touch of girl power to their special moment.

“I Got You” by Leona Lewis

Pop, 2009

“I Got You” can highlight any bride’s sister moment. It’s a heartfelt ballad that conveys unwavering support and loyalty. The lyrics express being there for each other “for better or worse,” making it a touching dedication. The song’s pop and R&B mix offers a balance between elegance for a slow dance and a powerful message for dedication.

“Sister” by K.Flay

Alternative, 2019

It’s a fresh alternative to traditional ballads, offering a fun and energetic vibe for dancing. The lyrics celebrate the unique and unwavering connection between sisters, perfectly capturing that special relationship. It also highlights the strength and support sisters provide for each other, making it a great choice!

“Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys

R&B, 2012

The song celebrates inner strength and following your dreams – a perfect message for a sister you admire. It has an energetic vibe that creates a fun atmosphere, while still representing a heartfelt message. The lyrics about a strong and unstoppable woman can easily be applied to the special bond between sisters.

“My Sister” by Reba McEntire

Country, 2003

The lyrics celebrate the enduring love and support between sisters, perfect for a touching dedication or a sentimental slow dance. Even if the bride or her sister aren’t big country fans, the sincerity of the song shines through, making it a universally appealing choice.

“Diamonds” by Rihanna

R&B, 2012

It’s a dance-floor anthem that creates a fun and glamorous vibe, perfect for letting loose and celebrating with your sister. The lyrics about finding your own strength and being your own best friend can be easily applied to the special bond between sisters, highlighting their independence and mutual support. It exudes confidence and self-love, making it a great choice for a sister you admire and want to empower.

“This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride

Country, 2003

The lyrics empower and celebrate all women, perfectly capturing the special bond you share. The upbeat tempo creates a fun atmosphere for dancing, while the message remains heartfelt for a dedication. This classic transcends generations, making it a great choice regardless of your or your sister’s musical tastes.

“Hey, I’m Just Like You” by Tegan and Sara

Alternative, 2019

The song captures the relatable ups and downs of growing up together, a perfect choice for a lighthearted dance or a nostalgic dedication. The musicians are twin sisters – adding a special layer of connection for sisters who share a strong bond. Plus, the vibe creates a fun and energetic atmosphere, perfect for a lighthearted celebration of your sisterhood.

“My Sister Rose” by 10,000 Maniacs

Alternative, 1987

The lyrics capture the enduring love and closeness between sisters, perfect for a heartfelt slow dance or a touching dedication. Despite its sentimentality, the melody remains upbeat and hopeful, creating a warm atmosphere. The song’s classic alternative rock sound adds a touch of nostalgia, perfect for reminiscing about shared memories with your sister.

“We Got the World” by Icona Pop

Dance, 2012

It’s an upbeat and infectious song, perfect for creating a fun and celebratory mood for dancing with your sister. The lyrics about feeling unstoppable can be interpreted as a message of mutual support and shared strength, a great fit for sisters. It keeps the music current with a fresh sound, ideal for a bride looking for a more contemporary pick.

 

List Of Songs For Sisters At Weddings by Genre

Rock

  • Look For The Good – Jason Mraz
  • Dear Sister – The Pretty Reckless
  • The Mother We Share – Chvrches
  • Sister – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
  • Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  • Sisters – The Puppini Sisters
  • Best Days – Graham Colton
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Sister Blister – Alanis Morissette
  • I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  • Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  • I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
  • My Sister Rose – 10,000 Maniacs
  • Sisters Of The Moon – Fleetwood Mac
  • Sister Golden Hair – America
  • Oh, Sister – Bob Dylan
  • Older Sister – Carly Simon
  • Dance Little Sister – The Rolling Stones
  • Two Sisters – The Kinks

R&B

  • Best Friend – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
  • Formation – Beyoncé
  • Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
  • I Wish – Heather Headley
  • My Same – Adele
  • Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  • Superwoman – Alicia Keys
  • Girl – Destiny’s Child
  • Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera
  • Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
  • Video – India.Arie
  • Best Friend – Missy Elliott feat Aaliyah
  • Count On Me – Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
  • Exhale (Shoop Shoop) – Whitney Houston
  • Best Friend – Brandy
  • What About Your Friends – TLC
  • Sister – Prince
  • When We Grow Up – Diana Ross
  • Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Pop

  • Girls – Rachel Platten
  • Sister’s Love – Rebecca Winckworth
  • Perfect Skin – Olivia Lane
  • Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld
  • Beautiful Thing – Grace VanderWaal
  • Seamless – Sabrina Carpenter
  • You Got Me – Gavin DeGraw
  • True Sisters – Cast – Sofia the First
  • We Got the World – Icona Pop
  • Diamonds – Rihanna
  • Count On Me – Bruno Mars
  • F**kin’ Perfect (Clean Radio Edit) – P!nk
  • Time Of Our Lives – Tyrone Wells
  • I Got You – Leona Lewis
  • Angel – Natasha Bedingfield
  • Anything You Can Do – Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat
  • True Friend – Hannah Montana
  • On The Ride – Aly & AJ
  • You And Me – Rosie Thomas
  • Shadow – Ashlee Simpson
  • For Good – Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel
  • Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
  • Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
  • I Don’t Care – Shakespears Sister
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Bad Girls – Donna Summer

Country

  • I’ll Be Here – Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow
  • Oldest Daughter – Makayla Lynn
  • When You Need It – Tenille Townes, Wrabel
  • Call Your Sister – Taylor Edwards
  • Girls Need Girls – Sophia Scott
  • Sister – Mickey Guyton
  • Highwomen – The Highwomen
  • Sanctuary – Nashville Cast feat. Charles Esten & Lennon & Maisy
  • Sorority Girl – Luke Bryan
  • Sister Oh Sister – Rosanne Cash
  • Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine – LeAnn Rimes
  • My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  • Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood
  • My Sister – Reba McEntire
  • Comfort – Deb Talan
  • This One’s For The Girls – Martina McBride
  • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  • I’ll Take Care of You – The Chicks
  • Sister (I’d Choose You For My Friend) – Valerie DeLaCruz
  • Come Some Rainy Day – Wynonna
  • Sisters – Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
  • Baby Sister – Dolly Parton

Indie

  • Hey, I’m Just Like You – Tegan and Sara
  • Sister – K.Flay
  • Lost Without You – Freya Ridings
  • Sister – Angel Olsen
  • You Are My Sister – Antony And The Johnsons
  • Shed Your Skin – Indigo Girls
  • You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

Song to skip: “The Mother We Share” by Chvrches – the lyrics are open to misinterpretation and might have an unintended dark tone at a wedding.

 

If you have a sister song we should add to the list, please comment on it below.

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FAQs

As a bride, you may want to offer a bride-sister song to dedicate to your sister and your special relationship. Your sister may want to do the same.

Bride-sister songs are songs that speak to the relationship between you and your sister or sisters.

Choosing the right song is important because your wedding day is important.

A good song celebrates your little sister as someone you trust, love, and a true friend. Good little sister songs include “Dance Little Sister” by The Rolling Stones and “Look at Little Sister” by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

A good song celebrates your older sister as someone you trust, love, and a true friend. Good older sister songs include “Older Sister” by Carly Simon and “My Sister” by Reba McEntire.

How can I include my sister or the sister of the groom in the wedding?

The best way to honor your sister or the groom’s sister is to have her part of the wedding party as a bridesmaid or groomswoman. Depending on her age, you could also have her as the flower girl. Another option is to have her perform a ceremony reading.

We recommend playing the song during the wedding reception so that everyone can participate in dancing to the song. But, if your sister is a musician, she might have written you a special song to play during the ceremony. We’ve seen a lot of talent in our days.

If you’d like to keep the moment private between you (as the bride) and your sister, play it during your wedding photos. Or while she is helping you with your gown. It makes a great photo opportunity.

Why trust Matthew Campbell?

DJ, Author, Music Lover

matt

I have always had a love for music and the way it makes you feel. My passion grew for wedding celebrations with years as a wedding DJ. Now, as a wedding music planner, I research popular and unique wedding songs to create personalized playlists for couples and help wedding pros curate crowd-cheering music. Let’s get the party started! – Read More About Me

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Corinne Zach
Corinne Zach
3 years ago

Surprised to see Re: “My Sister” by Juliana Hatfield Three on this list. The song was originally released in 1993 and the opening lyrics are: “I hate my sister, she’s such a b*tch / She acts as if she doesn’t even know that I exist”.”

My Wedding Songs
My Wedding Songs
3 years ago
Reply to  Corinne Zach

Ho Corinne. Thank you for your feedback. Yes, the song does not describe a loving relationship between sisters. However, the song does describe a sister relationship. For those reading this, Hatfield’s song is one to avoid for any wedding!

Ellie L.
Ellie L.
4 years ago

I think most of these are good songs for sisters, but whoever put “Little Sister” by Jewel clearly has not actually listened to the song. It is not a happy song at all, it is about trying and failing to help a little sister who is addicted to drugs, and I highly discourage playing it at a wedding.

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My Wedding Songs
4 years ago
Reply to  Ellie L.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the song Ellie. We have removed the Jewel song from our list.

Karen Borne
Karen Borne
5 years ago

I have 9 Sister’s and 5 Brother’s and let me tell you I really love and appreciate them and I cherish our friendship and memories that we have been through we were so close together and if one of us was hurting we all supposed each other it was a warm and loving time together we knew who each other was as sisters and friends they really are your first along with our mom she was loving caring and understanding and patience and support our dreams and aspirations and we just knew our mom is the one who kept it together we miss her more and more since God took her in 2014 and I am shamed to say now for whatever reason our sisters all have scattered and our closeness don’t feel the same yes we love each other but I am here to tell you that if u have sister or Sister’s do everything with them and cherish every day and night and never stop loving or going out days together dance talks smiles etc my point is if you have a special song for them or poem should share it with them because as you know tomorrow is not promised and then you wish you all reached out to say all

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
5 years ago
Reply to  Karen Borne

Hi Karen thanks for sharing.

Ricquita Smith
Ricquita Smith
6 years ago

The sister song from the barney show and the sister song by Brandy

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My Wedding Songs
6 years ago
Reply to  Ricquita Smith

Thanks Ricquita for the suggestions. We will try and add he songs to the list!

Wies
Wies
7 years ago

I think ‘Miss Celie’s blues’ might be nice for a sister

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  Wies

Thanks Wies. We will add it to the list!

Kissha
Kissha
7 years ago

Time of our lives by Tyrone wells

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My Wedding Songs
7 years ago
Reply to  Kissha

Thank you Kissha. We will add the song.

Kissha
Kissha
7 years ago

youre welcome :)

Kate
Kate
8 years ago

Sister sister

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Kate

Hi Kate. I am assuming you are talking about the theme song from the sitcom Sister Sister? The song by Tia & Tamera Mowry. I also see the same song title by Berlin Irving. However, neither song is available on Youtube, Amazon or iTunes??!!

Irene
Irene
8 years ago

Does anyone know of ANY songs about (half) sisters finding each other and are now apart of each others lives?

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Irene

Hi Irene. Sorry, we do not have any recommendations for half sister songs at this time. Thanks for posting though and we will research for a fusture post. Hopefully someone else has some suggestions.

K.A.F.
K.A.F.
9 years ago

Count on me by Bruno Mars is a good “sister” song too. :)

Marti Manzano
Marti Manzano
8 years ago
Reply to  K.A.F.

Hey Soul Sister is a nice song to add

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My Wedding Songs
8 years ago
Reply to  Marti Manzano

Thanks Marti