Family 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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edward1111100 added The Greatest Discovery Elton John

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Daniel Elton John

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pineapplegirly added Hey Brother Avicii

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pineapplegirly added Brother NEEDTOBREATHE

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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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Brother, Brother The Isley Brothers

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Brother to Brother Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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Little Brother Hootie & the Blowfish

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Brother Alice in Chains

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DirtySexSongs added The Crime of Being Me Catman Cohen

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Brother Pearl Jam

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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JonGryskiewicz added Blood Brothers Luke Bryan

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

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brother John Joe Satriani

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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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My Brother The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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murielsimnel added The Bewlay Brothers David Bowie

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Brothers in Arms (live) Mark Knopfler

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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TheWelshGuy added Brother Louie Modern Talking

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello

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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man

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