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The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked  

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Here are the greatest bands and groups featuring brothers. The family that plays together stays together. A lot of bands have trouble filling out the ranks. How many times have you seen an ad stapled to a pole asking for people to come audition? You never know what you might get at these auditions, but when you hire a family member to play with your band, you at least know what you're getting into. Plenty of brothers have gotten together to make hit songs. Bands with brothers are some of the biggest musical acts in the world, and you may be surprised to learn who is related.

If you grew up in the late 90s, then you know who Hanson is. The rock/pop group dove headfirst into superstardom with their hit song, "MMMBop." The band is made up of Isaac Hanson on guitar, piano, and bass. Taylor Hanson is on guitar, drums and piano. Finally, Zac Hanson takes the piano and drums. And all three of them handle vocals. These singing brothers knew what America wanted to hear, and they more than delivered. Other popular brother bands include Oasis, Jonas Brothers, Bee Gees, and Good Charlotte.

Hanson is only the beginning. This brother bands list contains solely groups that have at least two brothers in the mix. Which ones do you like best?

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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. ...more
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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul ...more
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording ...more
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more
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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. Formed in 1961, they gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls, and ...more
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Dave Davies and Ray Davies with Pete Quaife in 1963. The band, which rose to fame during the mid-1960s and ...more
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Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm ...more
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The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai ...more
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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly
The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly and Phillip ...more
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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1974. From 1975 until 1985, the band comprised guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, ...more
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Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia
Stone Temple Pilots is an American rock band from San Diego, California, that consists of brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz, and Chester Bennington. Since the band's formation in 1985, ...more
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Devo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop
Devo is an American rock band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band included two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales, ...more
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Sly & the Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. Headed by singer, ...more
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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical ...more
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SNFU is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Punk rock, Hardcore punk, Post-punk
SNFU is a Canadian hardcore punk band formed in 1981 in Edmonton, and later relocated in Vancouver. They have released ten full-length albums and are cited as a formative influence on the skate ...more
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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and ...more
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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin ...more
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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock
Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their ...more
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Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock
Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will ...more
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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Emo
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more
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The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco
The Jackson 5 are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Marlon and ...more
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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more
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Right Said Fred is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop music, Dance-pop, Alternative rock
Right Said Fred are an English band based in London and formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass in 1989. Guitarist Rob Manzoli joined the duo in 1990. The group are named after the song ...more
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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien. Radiohead released ...more
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The Chambers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Psychedelic soul, Disco, Rock music
The Chambers Brothers are an American soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today". The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American ...more