Brothers are commonly left out at weddings in themed songs. We have you covered — as always with a list of songs about brothers.
Why Would I Want a Brother Song?
Brothers sort of get 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.
Table of Contents:
- Brother Songs
- Rock Brother Songs
- Pop Brother Songs
- Country Brother Songs
- Alternative Brother Songs
- Hip Hop Brother Songs
- Miscellaneous Brother Songs
- Brother Songs Spotify Playlist
- Famous Brother Musicians
- Questions about Brother Wedding Songs
What Are the Best Brother Songs?
Below you will find our favorite brother songs that can be used to celebrate a groom and his brother(s).
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Last Updated: September 28, 2021
Rock Brother Songs
If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I’d only waste it again
Survival of the fittest what it is
I got your back, you got my back, and that’s the biz’
And it’s a ride, ride, ride, and there ain’t much cover
With no one running by your side my blood brother
Not afraid to paint my sky
With some who say I’ve lost my mind
Brother try and hope to find
My brother, if you could take a little time to slow down
It’s more your style
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms
Won’t be long ’til summer comes
Now that the boys are here again
The boys are back in town
Louie nearly caused a scene
Wishin’ it was a dream
Ain’t no difference if you’re black or white
Brothers, you know what I mean
Sighing, the swirl through the streets
Like the crust of the sun
The Bewlay Brothers
Hey big brother, as soon as you arrive
You better, get in touch with the people, big brother
And get them on your side
Pop Brother Songs
Brothers in arms they will run
They color up the rainbow that bangs on the drums
The fable will prevail as our heroes travel far
Little brother, a ship can’t sail without the water
The world could be yours if you want her
You have so many relationships in this life
Only one or two will last
You go through all the pain and strife
Then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast
Until you grew much older
Did not compare with when they said
This is your brand new brother
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother
So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies
And everyone goes
‘Cause everyone knows
‘Bout Brother Love’s show
Country Brother Songs
Picked me up on the side of the road
We jammed out the whole ride home
Damn, where did time go, brother?
Fell for the same girl once or twice
And somehow made it out alive
But in the end, always there for each other
Brother, oh, brother
Blood brothers closer than your next of kin
Thick as thieves and the best of friends
Take a bullet for each other
Alternative Brother Songs
My little Brother just discovered Rock & Roll
There’s a noise in his head and he’s out of control.
And yes it frustrates, let’s let him make his own mistakes
And if you were drowned at sea
I’d give you my lungs so you could breathe
I’ve got you brother
Brother, let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home
’cause I know you’re just a kid
But I can’t always tell
What’s on your mind, half of the time, brother mine
‘Cause now we say goodnight
from our own separate sides
like brothers on a hotel bed
I am related to my enemy.
My house on fire,
And my big brother come put the blame on me
Hip Hop Brother Songs
Range brothers out the roof, we’re not the Wayans (We’re not the Wayans)
B***h, I hate to tell the truth, we’re not the same (He’s Baby Keem)
I’m with my Rover brother and we’re runnin’ game
My big brother was Big’s brother
Used to be Dame and Big’s brother
Who was hip hop brother
Brother, brother oh brother of mine
We used to be down as partners in crime
From our parents our name was forged
I was the Beaver, you Curious George
Miscellaneous Brother Songs
Hey Brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover
Hey Sister, do you still believe in love I wonder?
Brothers on the slide
Working on the wrong side
What ya gonna do
You can’t win so you know you must lose
Me and baby brother
Used to run together
I hope you enjoyed our list of brother songs. If you have a song not on our list, please comment on it below as we do read and respond to all comments.
Who are some of the most famous “Brother” groups?
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
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How Do I Honor My Brother At My 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.
What If I Don’t Have a Brother?
Honoring a brother can be more than the full-sibling role. He can be your mentor, a family friend, a teammate, or a fellow officer in the military or police.