Bands/Musicians The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
The Jonas Brothers are an American rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Kevin Jonas, ...more
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6 3
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 1
Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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6 4
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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5 3
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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5 3
77 Bombay Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
77 Bombay Street Indie folk
77 Bombay Street is a Swiss folk rock musical group that was formed in 2008 in Scharans, canton Graubünden. It consists of four brothers Matt, Joe, Simri-Ramon and Esra Buchli. The band was ...more
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5 4
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 3
AJR is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
AJR is an American indie pop band composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The band is a DIY pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room ...more
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4 3
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 3
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 3
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop punk, Rock music, 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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4 3
Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more
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4 3
Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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3 2
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes nine studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American ...more
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3 2
Jet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk
Jet were an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums ...more
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3 2
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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5 5
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 4
The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 4
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock
The Mars Volta was an American rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete, Marcel ...more
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4 4
Hanson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, ...more
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4 4
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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4 4
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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3 3
New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
New Kids on the Block is an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr. The band's original name was Nynuk. The band consists of brothers Jordan ...more
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3 3
Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, 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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3 3
Biffy Clyro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brother Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop punk, Emo, Grunge
Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, comprising Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston. Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released ...more