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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pineapplegirly added Brother NEEDTOBREATHE

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pineapplegirly added Hey Brother Avicii

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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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Daniel Elton John

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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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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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Brother Pearl Jam

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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The Crime of Being Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Brothers
DirtySexSongs added The Crime of Being Me Catman Cohen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkhCc6bhiY

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Big Brother David Bowie

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How The Gallagher Brothers' Intense Mutual Hatred Destroyed Oasis And Turned Them Into Punchlines ...

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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

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Brother John Joe Satriani

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Brother Alice in Chains

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Britney Spears Tattoos

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JonGryskiewicz added Blood Brothers Luke Bryan

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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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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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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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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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TheWelshGuy added Brother Louie Modern Talking

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Sister and Brother Kate Bush, Midge Ure

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Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie

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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man