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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?

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: March 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
10,000 Maniacs
My Sister Rose
1987, Rock
Aaliyah feat Missy Elliott
Best Friend
1997, R&B
Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire
2012, R&B
Aly & AJ
On The Ride
2006, Pop
America
Sister Golden Hair
1975, Rock
Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
1985, Pop
Bette Midler
Wind Beneath My Wings
1988, Pop
Bill Withers
Lean On Me
1972, Soul
Bob Dylan
Oh, Sister
1975, Rock
Bruno Mars
Count On Me
2011, Pop
Carly Simon
Older Sister
1974, Rock
Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me
1996, Pop
Christina Aguilera
Can’t Hold Us Down
2003, R&B
Chvrches
The Mother We Share
2013, Rock
Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1983, Pop
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Sister
2010, Rock
Dixie Chicks
I’ll Take Care of You
1998, Country
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
1979, Pop/Disco
Faith Hill
There You’ll Be
2001, Country
Icona Pop
We Got the World
2012, Pop
James Taylor
You’ve Got A Friend
1971, Folk
Juliana Hatfield Three
My Sister
2009, Rock
K.Flay
Sister
2019, Indie
Leona Lewis
I Got You
2009, Pop
Luke Bryan
Sorority Girl
2013, Country
Martina McBride
This One’s For The Girls
2003, Country
Mary J. Blige
Just Fine
2007, R&B
Natalie Merchant
Kind and Generous
1998, Pop
Natasha Bedingfield
Angel
2008, Pop
P!nk
F**kin’ Perfect (Clean Radio Edit)
2010, Pop
Pretenders
I’ll Stand By You
1994, Rock
Prince
Sister
1980, R&B
Quincy Jones (Producer)
Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)
1986, Jazz
Rascal Flatts
My Wish
2006, Country
Reba McEntire
My Sister
2005, Country
Rembrandts
I’ll be There For You
1995, Rock
Rihanna
Diamonds
2012, Pop
Rolling Stones
Dance Little Sister
1974, Rock
Rosanne Cash
Sister Oh Sister
2012, Country
Shakespears Sister
I Don’t Care
1992, Pop
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
1976, Disco
Sophia Scott
Girls Need Girls
2021, Country
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Look at Little Sister
1985, Blues
The Highwomen
Highwomen
2019, Country
Train
Hey, Soul Sister
2009, Rock
Tyrone Wells
Time Of Our Lives
2010, Pop
Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
Count On Me
1996, R&B
Wynonna
Come Some Rainy Day
1997, Country

 

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.

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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.

 

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”

  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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