songs The Best Songs About Brothers  

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Some of the most touching songs ever written are songs about brothers. From siblings, to friends to fellow soldiers, several great songs have been written about brothers. Some of these songs were inspired by the musician's actual blood brother while others are about brothers from another mother. Some of the best songs about brothers are simply entitled “Brother.” This list features songs about little brothers, as well as songs about big brothers.

Billy Corgan wrote the Smashing Pumpkins' track “Spaceboy” about his half-brother, Jesse, who is autistic. Barenaked Ladies musician Ed Robertson wrote about missing his brother who died in a motorcycle accident on the song, “Am I the Only One?” Other top songs that are about brothers include “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother” and “Song for My Brother.”

Pearl Jam originally wrote their song “Brother” for their debut album, Ten, but it wasn't officially released until the album's reissue in 2009. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” references the struggles of brothers fighting for opposite sides of the Civil War.

Do you have a favorite song about brothers? Vote it up to the number one spot on this list of the top songs about brothers.
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The Best Rap Songs About Brothers The Best Rappers of the 2000s

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Daniel Elton John

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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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Brother NEEDTOBREATHE

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Hey Brother Avicii

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Brother Pearl Jam

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Little Brother Hootie & the Blowfish

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Sin's a Good Man's Brother Grand Funk Railroad

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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

The Best Doobie Brothers Albums of All Time 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Brothers

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Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins

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Brother Bill (Last Clean Shirt) Eric Burdon & the Animals

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My Brother The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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Blood Brothers=Manowar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Brothers

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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Brother John Blues Traveler

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My Brother Jake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Brothers

The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time Soft Skills That Are Important for Success

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Brother Alice in Chains

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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Brother, Brother The Isley Brothers

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Judas My Brother Bad Company

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Brother to Brother Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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The Best Everly Brothers Albums of All Time The Best Pudding Brands

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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Brothers in Arms (live) Mark Knopfler

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Big Brother Wheels Buzzcocks

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Sister and Brother Kate Bush, Midge Ure

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My Mother Had a Brother George Michael

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Brother Bill Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong