Brother Songs: Brotherly Bonds Celebrating Brotherhood at Weddings

Brothers are commonly left out at weddings in themed songs. I have you covered — as always with a list of songs about brothers.

brother songs for weddings

Quick Tips

When picking out the song to play for your 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 about brothers. 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 Brothers

  1. “My Brother” by Sam Tompkins (R&B – 2022)
  2. “Brother” by Home Free (Country – 2022)
  3. “Brother” by Isaiah Paul (Folk – 2022)
  4. “Brother” by Brendan Kelly (Country – 2021)
  5. “range brothers” by Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop – 2021)
  6. “My Little Brother” by Art Brut (Alternative – 2020)

Trending Brother Songs

  1. “Brother” by Kodaline (Alternative – 2018)
  2. “Blood Brothers” by Papa Roach (Rock – 2000)
  3. “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies (Rock – 1969)
  4. “Brothers” by LOCASH (Country – 2019)
  5. “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE (Rock – 2014)
  6. “Little Brother” by Hootie & the Blowfish (Pop – 2003)
  7. “Blood Brothers” by Luke Bryan (Country – 2013)

Brother Songs by Genre

Rock

  1. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
  2. Blood Brothers – Papa Roach
  3. Blood Brothers – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Brother – Alice In Chains
  5. My Brother – Justin Hayward & John Lodge
  6. Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits
  7. Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
  8. Brother Louie – The Stories
  9. The Bewlay Brothers – David Bowie
  10. Hey Big Brother – Rare Earth

Pop

  1. Brothers in Arms – DAGames
  2. Little Brother – Hootie & the Blowfish
  3. MMMBop – Hanson
  4. Song for My Brother – Carlos Santana
  5. The Greatest Discovery – Elton John
  6. He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother – Neil Diamond
  7. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
  8. The Bewlay Brothers – David Bowie
  9. Amen Brother – The Winstons
  10. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show – Neil Diamond

Country

  1. Brother – Home Free
  2. Brothers – LOCASH
  3. Brother – Brett Eldredge
  4. Blood Brothers – Luke Bryan

Alternative

  1. My Little Brother – Art Brut
  2. Brother – Kodaline
  3. Brother – NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. Brother Mine – Suzanne Vega
  5. Brothers on a Hotel Bed – Death Cab For Cutie
  6. Brother – Pearl Jam

Hip Hop

  1. range brothers – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
  2. Big Brother – Kanye West
  3. My Brother’s a Basehead – De La Soul

Mixed Genre

  1. My Brother – Sam Tompkins
  2. Brother – Isaiah Paul
  3. Hey Brother – Avicii
  4. Brothers On The Slide – Cymande
  5. Me And Baby Brother – War

I hope you enjoyed my list of brother songs. If you have a song not on my list, please comment on it below as I do read and respond to all comments.

FAQs

Brothers make great musicians and that is apparent when you listen to Van Halen, The Everly Brothers, and The Allman Brothers Band.

  • AC/DC (Malcolm and Angus Young)
    • Thunderstruck, Back In Black, You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Allman Brothers Band (Gregg and Duane Allman)
    • Ramblin’ Man, Midnight Rider, Jessica
  • Avett Brothers (Seth and Scott Avett)
    • Ain’t No Man, Murder in the City, I And Love And You
  • The Beach Boys (Brian and Dennis Wilson)
    • Help Me, Rhonda, I Get Around, Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  • Brothers Osborne (T.J. and John Osborne)
    • It Ain’t My Fault, Stay A Little Longer, Shoot Me Straight
  • Everly Brothers (Phil and Don Everly)
    • All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bird Dog, Bye Bye Love
  • Hanson (Taylor, Zac, and Isaac Hanson)
    • MMMBop, I Will Come To You, This Time Around
  • Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie Isley)
    • Shout, Groove With You, Voyage to Atlantis
  • Jackson 5 (Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael, and Randy)
    • ABC, Dancing Machine, I Want You Back
  • Jonas Brothers (Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas)
    • Cool, Only Human, Sucker
  • Kings of Leon (Caleb, Jared, and Nathan Followill
    • Use Somebody, Sex on Fire, Be Somebody
  • Oasis (Liam and Noel Gallagher)
    • Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova
  • Rae Sremmurd (Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee)
    • Black Beatles, Throw Sum Mo, Come Get Her
  • Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley & Bucky Heard, not blood brothers)
    • You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, Soul and Inspiration, Unchained Melody
  • Van Halen (Eddie and Alex Van Halen)
    • Jump, Dance the Night Away, Love Walks In

Brothers sort of getting the short stick with regard to weddings, don’t they?

They tend to be “honored” with guest-book duty or being an usher. It does seem odd to put a family member to work as a way of honoring them.

Then again, it was a tradition for the bride’s family to offer hospitality at the wedding.

Mothers and grandmothers are seated first at the wedding. Fathers give the bride away and get to dance with the bride in the spotlight at the reception.

What about brothers? Ushers? That’s it?

You can do better. You can include your brother in an honorable way at your wedding.

Whether you want to involve your brother at your wedding or honor him is up to you. Honor doesn’t only apply to the deceased. You can honor the living. With the way our families are blended these days, your brother might be the person who walks you down the aisle. He may be your best man or he may be asked to be the officiant.

Our preferred way to honor someone at a wedding is, you guessed it, a special song. It can be as obvious or subtle as you like. Talk to your professional wedding planner and DJ to find what best suits you.

If your brother walks you down the aisle, maybe he can help you choose that song. Maybe your brother stands in for your father in the father-daughter dance. If you and your brother are goofballs, then you may even do a coordinated dance. Don’t forget Brother’s Day is celebrated on May 24, so if your wedding is near that date, you may want to have a plan.

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DJ Johnny Quick
DJ Johnny Quick
11 months ago

I gotta say. This letter is amazing. I have been DJ’n for 40 years, and thought I knew a lot about music. I think music ideas like yours, should keep me going another 40. Lol. But just hope younger DJ’s pay attention to your details. Thanks

My Wedding Songs
My Wedding Songs
11 months ago

Thank you DJ Johnny Quick for the kind words. Glad you are learning from our Wedding MusicLetter!