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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?

  • Van Halen1

    Van Halen

    Glam metal, Rock music

    AlbumsVan Halen, 1984, Diver Down, OU812, Van Halen II

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  • AC/DC2


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsBack in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, The Razors Edge, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Beach Boys3

    The Beach Boys

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsPet Sounds, Surfin' USA, Ultimate Christmas, Endless Summer, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys

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  • The Kinks4

    The Kinks

    Music hall, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire), The Kink Kronikles, Something Else by The Kinks, Face to Face

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  • The Allman Brothers Band5

    The Allman Brothers Band

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsAt Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Hittin’ the Note

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  • Creedence Clearwater Revival6

    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsGreen River, Cosmo's Factory, Willy and the Poor Boys, Bayou Country, Pendulum

    Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bee Gees7

    Bee Gees

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsSaturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown, Living Eyes, Size Isn't Everything

    The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Dire Straits8

    Dire Straits

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock

    AlbumsBrothers in Arms, Dire Straits, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits

    Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Black Crowes9

    The Black Crowes

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsShake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, Lions, Warpaint

    The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Everly Brothers10

    The Everly Brothers

    Christian music, Rock music

    AlbumsChristmas With The Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits, It's Everly Time, Born Yesterday, All-Time Original Hits

    The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Jackson 511

    The Jackson 5

    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound

    AlbumsChristmas Album, 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Jackson 5, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, ABC, The Jacksons

    The Jackson 5 (stylized as the Jackson 5ive), later known as the Jacksons, were an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • INXS12


    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsKick, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, Never Tear Us Apart, Live Baby Live

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  • Pantera13


    Glam metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsVulgar Display of Power, Cowboys From Hell, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, Reinventing the Steel

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  • Stone Temple Pilots14

    Stone Temple Pilots

    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsPurple, Core, Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop, №4, Interstate Love Song

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  • Oasis15


    Rock music, Britpop

    Albums(What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Definitely Maybe, Don’t Believe the Truth, Dig Out Your Soul, Be Here Now

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  • Bachman–Turner Overdrive16

    Bachman–Turner Overdrive

    Boogie rock, Rock music

    AlbumsNot Fragile, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, Rock & Roll Nights, Best of B.T.O. (Remastered Hits), Head On

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  • Sly & the Family Stone17

    Sly & the Family Stone

    Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    AlbumsThere's a Riot Goin' On, Stand!, Greatest Hits, Fresh, Anthology

    Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Radiohead18


    Rock music, Electronic music

    AlbumsKid A, OK Computer, The Bends, In Rainbows, Amnesiac

    Radiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Collective Soul19

    Collective Soul

    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsCollective Soul, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, Dosage, Collective Soul, Blender

    Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Greta Van Fleet20
    Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • My Chemical Romance21

    My Chemical Romance

    Pop punk, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Black Parade, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture

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  • Meat Puppets22

    Meat Puppets

    Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

    AlbumsMeat Puppets II, Too High to Die, Up on the Sun, Golden Lies, Sewn Together

    Curt Kirkwood (born January 10, 1959) – lead vocals, guitar 

    Cris Kirkwood (born October 22, 1960)– bass guitar, backing vocals 

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  • Devo23


    Synthpunk, New Wave

    AlbumsFreedom of Choice, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Fresh, Whip It, Duty Now for the Future

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  • Chevelle24


    Nu metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsWonder What's Next, Point #1, Music as a Weapon II, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), Live From the Road

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  • The Mars Volta25

    The Mars Volta

    Krautrock, Noise rock

    AlbumsFrances the Mute, De-Loused in the Comatorium, Amputechture, The Bedlam in Goliath, Octahedron

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