Sister Songs: Brides & Sisters Celebrating Love and Friendship

Updated November 14, 2023 | Written by 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.

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

Trending Sisters Songs

  1. “Best Friend” by Aaliyah feat Missy Elliott (Hip Hop – 1997)
  2. “I Got You” by Leona Lewis (Pop – 2009)
  3. “Sister” by K.Flay (Alternative – 2019)
  4. “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys (R&B – 2012)
  5. “My Sister” by Reba McEntire (Country – 2003)
  6. “Diamonds” by Rihanna (R&B – 2012)
  7. “This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride (Country – 2003)
  8. “Hey, I’m Just Like You” by Tegan and Sara (Alternative – 2019)
  9. “The Mother We Share” by Chvrches (Alternative – 2013)
  10. “My Sister Rose” by 10,000 Maniacs (Alternative – 1987)

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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.” I also have “This Girl is on Fire” and “Bad Girls.”

Rock Tracks for Special Bond

  1. Look For The Good – Jason Mraz
  2. Dear Sister – The Pretty Reckless
  3. The Mother We Share – Chvrches
  4. Sister – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
  5. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  6. Sisters – The Puppini Sisters
  7. Best Days – Graham Colton
  8. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  9. Sister Blister – Alanis Morissette
  10. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  11. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  12. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
  13. My Sister Rose – 10,000 Maniacs
  14. Sisters Of The Moon – Fleetwood Mac
  15. Sister Golden Hair – America
  16. Oh, Sister – Bob Dylan
  17. Older Sister – Carly Simon
  18. Dance Little Sister – The Rolling Stones
  19. Two Sisters – The Kinks


If you have a brother, don’t forget about him. See our list of songs for and about sisters and brothers.


Best R&B Hits

  1. Best Friend – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
  2. Formation – Beyoncé
  3. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
  4. I Wish – Heather Headley
  5. My Same – Adele
  6. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  7. Superwoman – Alicia Keys
  8. Girl – Destiny’s Child
  9. Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera
  10. Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
  11. Video – India.Arie
  12. Best Friend – Missy Elliott feat Aaliyah
  13. Count On Me – Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
  14. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) – Whitney Houston
  15. Best Friend – Brandy
  16. What About Your Friends – TLC
  17. Sister – Prince
  18. When We Grow Up – Diana Ross
  19. Lean On Me – Bill Withers


Just like sisters, many have brothers. See our list of good songs to dedicate to your brother.


Popular Pop Tunes

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


Many of your bridesmaids are considered your sisters. See our list of bridesmaids’ songs for weddings.


Country Tracks About Sisterhood

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


Your parents brought you into the world! See our lists of father and daughter wedding songs and mother and daughter wedding songs.


Unique Indie Tunes

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


If you have a stepdad, we have a list of you – Stepdad and stepdaughter wedding songs.

Misc Favorites About Friendship

  1. My Sister – Shaybo And Jorja Smith
  2. I Can’t Do It Alone – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Taye Diggs
  3. U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah
  4. Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister) – Quincy Jones (Producer)
  5. Look at Little Sister – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  6. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  7. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

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



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.

Maybe you didn’t grow up with a sister. You could feel left out. Or your sister is estranged from you. Family estrangement seems to be on the trend, sadly. As with blended families. On the other hand, you may have discovered a long-lost sister or a half-sister, or you really bonded with your step-sister. Include them in your wedding celebration, by all means.

Your aunt may be very close to your age and fill that role in your life. And don’t forget about the besties. Sometimes childhood friends are closer than sisters. But be advised, that people have expectations during weddings that closely align with bloodlines than we would like to think. So, if you decide to include a sister song for a non-traditional role, talk about it with your spouse and wedding coordinator.

Sisters gather to sing songs with and for the bride to go back to Punjabi culture. Singing jokes about your in-laws sounds like a great way to start pre-wedding festivities and shake off some stress. This practice is part of the pre-ceremony festivities and, according to Lin & Jirsa, happens in the bride’s home or banquet hall.

Westerners could definitely take this tradition and incorporate it into their wedding receptions, especially as a group song with the bride, her sisters, and new sisters-in-law. The DJ could play the karaoke track or the sisters could all dance and sing along. Talk to your professional wedding planner and DJ for their advice on how this could be a fun part of your wedding. It would definitely make memories!

Don’t forget about National Sisters Day, too. National Sisters Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in August. So, if that is the day of your wedding, it would be extra special to honor your sister. If your sister passed away, you may want to honor her or avoid this day. It really depends on you and your future husband.

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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.


  1. 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”.”

    1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    1. 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??!!

    1. 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.

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