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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pineapplegirly added Hey Brother Avicii

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Daniel Elton John

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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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DirtySexSongs added The Crime of Being Me Catman Cohen

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Brother Pearl Jam

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Brother Alice in Chains

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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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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Brother John Joe Satriani

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My Brother The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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

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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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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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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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For a Brother Velvet Revolver

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TheWelshGuy added Brother Louie Modern Talking

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

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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man