best brother songs

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.

best brother songs


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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).

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    Last Updated: June 29, 2021

    SongAmazon Link
    Arcade Fire
    The Suburbs
    2010, Alternative/Indie
    Hey Brother
    2013, Dance
    Brett Eldredge
    2017, Country
    Bruce Springsteen
    Blood Brothers
    1996, Rock
    Carlos Santana
    Song for My Brother
    1980, Pop
    Brothers in Arms
    2018, Pop
    David Bowie
    The Bewlay Brothers
    1971, Rock
    Death Cab For Cutie
    Brothers on a Hotel Bed
    2005, Alternative/Indie
    Dire Straits
    Brothers in Arms
    1985, Rock
    Elton John
    The Greatest Discovery
    1970, Pop
    1997, Pop
    He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
    1969, Pop
    Hootie & the Blowfish
    Little Brother
    2003, Pop
    Justin Hayward & John Lodge
    My Brother
    1987, Rock
    Kanye West
    Big Brother
    2007, Hip Hop
    2018, Alternative/Indie
    2019, Country
    Luke Bryan
    Blood Brothers
    2013, Country
    2014, Alternative Christian
    Neil Diamond
    Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
    1969, Pop
    Neil Diamond
    He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother
    1970, Pop
    Papa Roach
    Blood Brothers
    2000, Rock
    Pearl Jam
    2003, Alternative/Indie
    Rare Earth
    Hey Big Brother
    1971, Rock
    Brother Louie
    1973, Rock
    Thin Lizzy
    Boys Are Back In Town
    1976, Rock
    Me And Baby Brother
    1973, Funk
    Amen Brother
    1969, Pop

    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.


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