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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 Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Daniel Elton John

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150 100
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edward1111100 added The Greatest Discovery Elton John

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109 69
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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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pineapplegirly added Hey Brother Avicii

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Brother Pearl Jam

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12 9
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Sin's a Good Man's Brother Grand Funk Railroad

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Little Brother Hootie & the Blowfish

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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13 12
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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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18 18
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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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8 7
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JonGryskiewicz added Blood Brothers Luke Bryan

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49 55
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Big Brother David Bowie

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34 38
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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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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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14 16
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Brother Alice in Chains

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7 8
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12 14
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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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6 7
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Brother, Brother The Isley Brothers

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6 7
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8 10
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Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins

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Duncanadams added My Brother Jake Free

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9 12
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Judas My Brother Bad Company

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4 6
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Scott Bauman added Always Gold Radical Face

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12 16
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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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3 5
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Brother to Brother Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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7 10
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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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7 10
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Brother Bill Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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The Best Everly Brothers Albums of All Time The Very Best Coconut Water Brands

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Big Brother Kanye West

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Sister and Brother Kate Bush, Midge Ure

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Brother John Blues Traveler

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4 7
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Brothers in Arms (live) Mark Knopfler

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4 7
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Dream Brother Jeff Buckley

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Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie