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50 Best Sister Songs

 

 
Most sisters grow up close to one another — though they may have argued about bathroom time or stealing 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?

What is a Bride-Sister Song?

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. Select a song that has special meaning between you as sisters. Our top 50 sister songs below should help jog your memory or inspire you to find one.

sister song for weddings list

 

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50 Best Bride-Sister Songs for Your Wedding

Without further ado, here is our curated list of the best bride-sister songs. Don’t worry, they’re not all tear-jerkers like “Wind Beneath My Wings.” We also have “This Girl is on Fire” and “Bad Girls.”

Sister song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: June 26, 2021

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Rock Sister Songs

10,000 Maniacs – My Sister Rose
1987, Rock

Sister Rose take your mother’s place
Trade your home and your maiden name
For a list of vows and a veil of lace made a wife of you today

America – Sister Golden Hair
1975, Rock

Well, I keep on thinkin’ ’bout you, sister golden hair surprise
And I just can’t live without you, can’t you see it in my eyes?

Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister
1975, Rock

Oh, sister, when I come to knock on your door
Don’t turn away, you’ll create sorrow

Carly Simon – Older Sister
1974, Rock

Oh but to be,
I’d like to be
My older sister

Chvrches – The Mother We Share
2013, Rock

Come in misery where you can seem as old as your omens
And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling

 

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Sister
2010, Rock

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

Juliana Hatfield Three – My Sister
2009, Rock

I love my sister, she’s the best
She’s cooler than any other girl that I have ever met

Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
1994, Rock

When you’re standing at the crossroads
And don’t know which path to choose
Let me come along
‘Cause even if you’re wrong
I’ll stand by youv

Rembrandts – I’ll be There For You
1995, Rock

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but
I’ll be there for you

Rolling Stones – Dance Little Sister
1974, Rock

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

Train – Hey, Soul Sister
2009, Rock

Hey, soul sister
Ain’t that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain’t fair, you know

 

R&B Sister Songs

Aaliyah feat Missy Elliott – Best Friend
1997, R&B

In your time of need, you can lean on me
Come on, I’ll be there for you

Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
2012, R&B

Got our head in the clouds
And we’re not coming down
This girl is on fire

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

Christina Aguilera – Can’t Hold Us Down
2003, R&B

So what do we do girls, shout out loud
Lettin ’em know were gonna stand our ground

Mary J. Blige – Just Fine
2007, R&B

Got my head on straight, I got my vibe right
I ain’t gonna let you kill it
You see I wouldn’t change my life, my life’s just
Fine

 

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

It’s hard to see the sunshine through the rain
I know sometimes it seems as it
It’s never gonna end
But you’ll get through it
Just don’t give in
‘Cause you can

 

Pop Sister Songs

Aly & AJ – On The Ride
2006, Pop

Never coming down from this mountain we’re on
The feeling’s so clear and it’s crazy up here
Life is amazing with you on the ride

Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics – Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
1985, Pop

Mothers, daughters
And their daughters too
Woman to woman
We’re singin’ with you

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
1988, Pop

I can fly higher than an eagle
For you are the wind beneath my wings

Bruno Mars – Count On Me
2011, Pop

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

Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
1996, Pop

You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

 

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1983, Pop

Oh girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
Some fun

Donna Summer – Bad Girls
1979, Pop/Disco

Who they are
Like everybody else
They come from near and far
Bad girls

Icona Pop – We Got the World
2012, Pop

Saying must be high when we spreading love
But we’re just living life and we’ll never stop
We got the world

Leona Lewis – I Got You
2009, Pop

And when you need a place to run to
For better for worse
I got you

Natalie Merchant – Kind and Generous
1998, Pop

I don’t know how you keep on giving
For your kindness, I’m in debt to you
And I never could have come this far without you

 

Natasha Bedingfield – Angel
2008, Pop

Protect you from the pain
I’ll keep you safe from danger
You’ll never hurt again
I’ll be your A-N-G-E-L

P!nk – F**kin’ Perfect (Clean Radio Edit)
2010, Pop

Pretty pretty please, if you ever, ever feel like you’re nothing
You’re fuckin’ perfect to me!

Rihanna – Diamonds
2012, Pop

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond

Shakespears Sister – I Don’t Care
1992, Pop

I don’t care if you act like a queen
I don’t care if you take it out on me
I’ve got 9 lives and I land on my feet
I don’t care

Tyrone Wells – Time Of Our Lives
2010, Pop

It’s hard to walk away
From the best of days
But if it has to end
I’m glad you have been my friend
In the time of our lives

 

Country Sister Songs

Dixie Chicks – I’ll Take Care of You
1998, Country

It’s never easy to get through
But when the laughter dies away
Then I’ll take care of you

Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
2001, Country

In my dreams I’ll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there’ll always be a place for you
For all my life

Luke Bryan – Sorority Girl
2013, Country

Ooh don’t know what I’m gonna do around those
Zeta’s, Theta’s, Chi O’s and little Phi Mu’s

Martina McBride – This One’s For The Girls
2003, Country

Who’ve wished upon a shooting star
You’re beautiful the way you are
This one’s for the girls

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

 

Reba McEntire – My Sister
2005, Country

I remember how we’d fight
And make up and laugh all night
Wish we were kids again
My sister, my friend

Rosanne Cash – Sister Oh Sister
2012, Country

Sister, oh, sister
The whole house in shambles
You stood straight as a bean
You made a whole team
Out of me and you

Sophia Scott – Girls Need Girls
2021, Country

The Highwomen – Highwomen
2019, Country

We are the daughters of the silent generations
You sent our hearts to die alone in foreign nations
It may return to us as tiny drops of rain
But we will still remain

Wynonna – Come Some Rainy Day
1997, Country

Come some rainy day
How could I’ve known
That everything would change
Except the way I miss you

 

Indie Sister Songs

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

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

K.Flay – Sister
2019, Indie

I wanna be your friend
I wanna be your sister
‘Til the end, ’til the end

 

Miscellaneous Sister Songs

Quincy Jones (Producer) – Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)
1986, Jazz

My sister
We sho’ ain’t got a whole lot of time
So shake your shimmy,
Sister
‘Cause honey the ‘shug
is feelin’ fine

Sister Sledge – We Are Family
1976, Disco

We are family (hey, y’all)
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Look at Little Sister
1985, Blues

Shakin’ like a tree….rollin’ like a log
Shakin’ and a rollin’ now….that ain’t all
Hey hey hey….look at little sister

 

When Do We Play the Bride-Sister Song?

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.

 

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What if I Don’t Have A Sister?

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, 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 filled 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.

Sangeet and Sister Songs

Sisters gathering to sing songs with and for the bride to go back to Punjabi culture. Singing jokes about your in-laws sound 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.

“The female members from both sides of the family congregate together to sing traditional songs pertaining to the bride and groom. The elders of the family lead the pack as they dictate which songs to sing for the Sangeet. This singing tradition occurs mostly in Punjabi culture. Songs include ‘jokes’ about in-laws, about the bride leaving her parents’ home, and on how to have a successful marriage.” Lin & Jirsa

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!

 

National Sisters Day and Weddings

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.

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


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20 responses to “50 Best Sister Songs For Bride and Sister(s)”

  1. Corinne Zach says:

    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”.”

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      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. Ellie L. says:

    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. Karen Borne says:

    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

  4. Ricquita Smith says:

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

  5. Wies says:

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

  6. Kissha says:

    Time of our lives by Tyrone wells

  7. Kate says:

    Sister sister

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      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??!!

  8. Irene says:

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

    • Matthew Campbell says:

      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.

  9. K.A.F. says:

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

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