Sister Brother Songs Because He’s Your Guardian Angel

Did your big brother make a big impact on your life? Maybe he was your protector. He might even be your twin. Your childhood is full of memories together and you want to honor your relationship.

Choosing a sister-brother song at your wedding honors a lifetime of memories.

sister and brother songs for weddings

Quick Tips

When picking out the song to play for your sister or 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 for brothers and sisters at weddings. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples. Besides new and trending, additional lists are grouped by genre to match your taste in music.

New Sister Brother Songs

A list of newly released songs about sisters and brothers.

  1. “Rainbow Connection” by Brian McKnight (R&B – 2023)
  2. “I’ll Be Here” by Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow (Country – 2023)
  3. “Hey Brother” by Dan Tyminski (Country – 2023)
  4. “Rainbow Connection” by JJ Heller (Folk – 2022)
  5. “When You Need It” by Tenille Townes feat. Wrabel (Country – 2022)
  6. “Love You True (String Sessions)” by Lydia Luce (Pop – 2020)
  7. “Mr. Blue Sky” by Weezer (Rock – 2019)
  8. “Pollyanna’s Shadow” by Howie D (Children’s Music – 2019)

Trending Sister and Brother Dance Songs

A list of songs played at weddings about brothers and sisters combined.

  1. “Brothers & Sisters” by Coldplay (Alternative – 1999)
  2. “Come Dancing” by Kinks (Rock – 1983)
  3. “Sister” by Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Rock – 2007)
  4. “Orange Sky” by Alexi Murdoch (Singer-Songwriter – 2002)
  5. “Dance Little Sister” by Rolling Stones (Rock – 1974)
  6. “Your Guardian Angel” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Rock – 2006)
  7. “Hey Brother” by Avicii (Dance – 2013)

Sister and Brother Songs by Genre

Indie

Songs about brothers and sisters in the indie music genre.

  1. Rainbow Connection – JJ Heller
  2. Brother – Kodaline
  3. Brother, Sister – Beta Radio
  4. Sister to a Brother – Rob Finlay
  5. Orange Sky – Alexi Murdoch
  6. Mudfootball – Jack Johnson

Rock

Songs about sisters and brothers in the rock genre.

  1. Mr. Blue Sky – Weezer
  2. My Brother Taught Me How to Swim – Passion Pit
  3. Brothers and Sisters – Twin Atlantic
  4. Sister – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
  5. My Big Sister – Barenaked Ladies
  6. Your Guardian Angel – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  7. My Best Friend – Weezer
  8. Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
  9. Jungle Gym – Jack Johnson feat. G. Love
  10. Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
  11. Boss of Me – They Might Be Giants
  12. We Are Going to Be Friends – White Stripes
  13. Brothers & Sisters – Coldplay
  14. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
  15. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
  16. Sister – Nixons
  17. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  18. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  19. My Sister – Juliana Hatfield Three
  20. Look at Little Sister – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  21. Sister Christian – Night Ranger
  22. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  23. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  24. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  25. American Girl – Tom Petty
  26. Oh, Sister – Bob Dylan
  27. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  28. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  29. Dance Little Sister – Rolling Stones
  30. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  31. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  32. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies
  33. In My Life – The Beatles

R&B

R&B songs about sisters and brothers to celebrate their relationship.

  1. Rainbow Connection – Brian McKnight
  2. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  3. Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
  4. It Don’t Have to Change – John Legend feat. The Stephens Family
  5. Count On Me – Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
  6. Best Friend – Brandy
  7. Brother Sister – Brand New Heavies
  8. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  9. When We Grow Up – Diana Ross
  10. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  11. What’s Happening Brother – Marvin Gaye
  12. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  13. I Wish You Love – Nat King Cole
  14. Stand By Me – Ben E King
  15. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

Pop

Sister and brother songs in the pop genre.

  1. Count On Me – Bruno Mars
  2. Love You True (String Sessions) – Lydia Luce
  3. Have It All – Jason Mraz
  4. Sweet Creature – Harry Styles
  5. Footprints – Molly Kate Kestner
  6. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake
  7. Better Place – Rachel Platten
  8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  9. Brother Mine – Suzanne Vega
  10. You’re Still You – Josh Groban
  11. Little Brothers – Phineas and Ferb
  12. I Learned From You – Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
  13. Hero – Mariah Carey
  14. Perfect Love – Marc Cohn
  15. Sister Moon – Sting
  16. Dance Little Sister – Terence Trent D’Arby
  17. Come Dancing – Kinks
  18. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  19. Older Sister – Carly Simon
  20. Come On Get Happy – Partridge Family
  21. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Country

A list of country hits about sisters and brothers.

  1. I’ll Be Here – Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow
  2. Hey Brother – Dan Tyminski
  3. When You Need It – Tenille Townes feat. Wrabel
  4. Sister Oh Sister – Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr feat. Rosanne Cash
  5. American Honey – Lady A
  6. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  7. Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
  8. Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood
  9. My Sister – Reba McEntire
  10. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  11. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  12. Come Some Rainy Day – Wynonna
  13. You’ve Got A Friend in Me – Randy Newman
  14. Brotherly Love – Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Connally

Mixed Genre

Sister and brother songs not in a specific music style listed above.

  1. Pollyanna’s Shadow – Howie D
  2. Happier – Marshmello, Bastille
  3. We Were Just Kids – Clean Bandit feat. Craig David & Kirsten Joy
  4. All My Life – Flo Rida
  5. Hey Brother – Avicii
  6. Best Friends – Missy Elliott feat. Aaliyah
  7. Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  8. Memory – Barbra Streisand
  9. Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog
  10. We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Do you have a favorite sister and brother song not on my list? Please share your song below in the comments.

Fun Facts

A sister-brother song is a special song between a bride and her brother.

I recommend that you select a song that has a special meaning between both you and your brother.

This could be a sister-brother dance, a slideshow, or when he walks down the aisle. It all depends on what you would like to do as the wedding couple.

Here is a song that was sung by a sister to her brother at his wedding:

As a bonus, here is a Sangeet brother-sister song:

Maybe your brother doesn’t want to dance. That’s okay, too. You can include your brother in your wedding party. Many wedding couples are breaking traditional gender roles such as bridesmaids and groomsmen. So your brother can definitely be the bride’s best man.

If your brother is shy, he can be an usher or officiant. Talk to your wedding coordinator and future husband. You don’t want surprises, though, on the day of.

First, read the lyrics and determine if the song is meant to be from a sister or a brother to their brother. A song from a sister to her brother is “Come Dancing” by Kinks. If the song is from a brother to a brother then “Brother” by Kodaline is a good choice.

Some of the best songs about siblings include “Brothers & Sisters” by Coldplay, “My Sister” by Reba McEntire, and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies.

Sister-brother songs are special when the bride has a special relationship with her brother. In addition, if a bride’s parents have passed away, it would be a special gesture to have a sister-brother dance to replace the father-daughter dance. If the bride has multiple brothers, the selected song can play as the bride starts dancing with the oldest brother. Then, the younger brothers can cut in as the song plays.

There is no official wedding rule saying your bridesmaids or wedding party members actually have to be men or women! Instead, nominate your brothers or siblings who aren’t women as bridesmen or bridal party members. The same goes for groomswomen!

Remember, this is your celebration. Talk about the options with each other and be happy with your decisions.

Talk with your bride-to-be to see how important it is to her that you include her brother as a groomsman. If it would mean a great deal to her, or if she’s including your sister in her bridal party, it’s probably worth honoring her brother with the title of groomsman. If it is not important to her, you could always include him as an usher.

Typically during a wedding ceremony, the only members of the wedding party that walk down the aisle are the wedding couple, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer, and the parents and grandparents. However, you can have honorary family members walk down the aisle if you wish!

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