Top 33 Brother Songs For and About Brothers + Lyric Quotes

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Brothers are commonly left out at weddings in themed songs.

We have you covered — as always with a list of songs about brothers.

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Our Top 7 Brother Songs

  1. “Brother” by Kodaline
  2. “Blood Brothers” by Papa Roach
  3. “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies
  4. “Brothers” by LOCASH
  5. “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. “Little Brother” by Hootie & the Blowfish
  7. “Blood Brothers” by Luke Bryan

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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).

We’ve talked to wedding couples through social groups and analyzed hundreds of wedding DJs’ playlists across the U.S. that provide reception music.

We selected a list just for you of the most popular and unique brother songs for your reception.

Every groom’s music tastes are different.

Thus, we selected brother songs that include many different genres.

Rock Brother Songs

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
2010, Rock
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If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I’d only waste it again

Blood Brothers – Papa Roach
2000, Rock
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Survival of the fittest what it is
I got your back, you got my back, and that’s the biz’

Blood Brothers – Bruce Springsteen
1996, Rock
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And it’s a ride, ride, ride, and there ain’t much cover
With no one running by your side my blood brother

Brother – Alice In Chains
1996, Rock
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Not afraid to paint my sky
With some who say I’ve lost my mind
Brother try and hope to find

My Brother – Justin Hayward & John Lodge
1987, Rock
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My brother, if you could take a little time to slow down
It’s more your style

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits
1985, Rock
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Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
1976, Rock
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Won’t be long ’til summer comes
Now that the boys are here again
The boys are back in town

Brother Louie – The Stories
1973, Rock
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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

The Bewlay Brothers – David Bowie
1971, Rock
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Sighing, the swirl through the streets
Like the crust of the sun
The Bewlay Brothers

Hey Big Brother – Rare Earth
1971, Rock
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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 – DAGames
2018, Pop
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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 – Hootie & the Blowfish
2003, Pop
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Little brother, a ship can’t sail without the water
The world could be yours if you want her

MMMBop – Hanson
1997, Pop
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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

Song for My Brother – Carlos Santana
1980, Pop
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The Greatest Discovery – Elton John
1970, Pop
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Until you grew much older
Did not compare with when they said
This is your brand new brother

He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother – Neil Diamond
1970, Pop
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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

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
1969, Pop
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So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there

Amen Brother – The Winstons
1969, Pop
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Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show – Neil Diamond
1969, Pop
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Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies
And everyone goes
‘Cause everyone knows
‘Bout Brother Love’s show

Country Brother Songs

Brother – Home Free
2022, Country
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Brother, let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home

Brothers – LOCASH
2019, Country
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Picked me up on the side of the road
We jammed out the whole ride home
Damn, where did time go, brother?

Brother – Brett Eldredge
2017, Country
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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 – Luke Bryan
2013, Country
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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 – Art Brut
2020, Alternative/Indie
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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

Brother – Kodaline
2018, Alternative/Indie
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And if you were drowned at sea
I’d give you my lungs so you could breathe
I’ve got you brother

2014, Alternative/Indie
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Brother, let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home

Brother Mine – Suzanne Vega
2012, Alernative/Indie
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’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

Brothers on a Hotel Bed – Death Cab For Cutie
2005, Alternative/Indie
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‘Cause now we say goodnight
from our own separate sides
like brothers on a hotel bed

Brother – Pearl Jam
2003, Alternative/Indie
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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 – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
2021, Hip Hop
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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

Big Brother – Kanye West
2007, Hip Hop
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My big brother was Big’s brother
Used to be Dame and Big’s brother
Who was hip hop brother

My Brother’s a Basehead – De La Soul
1991, Hip Hop
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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

Other Brother Songs

My Brother – Sam Tompkins
2022, R&B
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I can tell my sister anything, and I don’t scare me
But you’re the person I’d like to be
Tenderness, you’r? my brother

Brother – Isaiah Paul
2022, Folk
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Brother would you be my anchor in the crashing waves
Lift me high when I don’t stand

Hey Brother – Avicii
2013, EDM
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Hey Brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover
Hey Sister, do you still believe in love I wonder?

Brothers On The Slide – Cymande
1974, R&B
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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 – War
1973, Funk
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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


Why Would I Want a Brother Song?

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.

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.


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