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.

Whether you're looking for country songs or that of rap, you'll find the best selection below. 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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Elton John

2
302 245
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233 188
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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611 538
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pineapplegirly added Avicii

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573 506
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pineapplegirly added NEEDTOBREATHE

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231 196
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Dire Straits

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44 31
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65 53
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9
40 31
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The Isley Brothers

10
21 11
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17 7
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DirtySexSongs added Catman Cohen

12
78 76
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Joan Baez

13
24 18
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30 30
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Bo Diddley

15
27 27
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Paul Weller, Terry Callier

16
55 62
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Carlos Santana

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13 12
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Joe Satriani

18
37 42
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Louis Armstrong

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19 20
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34 41
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The Beach Boys

21
14 16
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19 23
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George Strait

23
72 91
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David Bowie

24
102 130
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Pearl Jam

25
18 22
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Grand Funk Railroad

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31 39
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Alice in Chains

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10 12
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murielsimnel added David Bowie

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27 35
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JonGryskiewicz added Luke Bryan

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103 135
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Hootie & the Blowfish

30
74 97
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The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

31
18 24
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11 15
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Hank Williams, Jr.

33
10 14
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15 21
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

35
10 15
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12 18
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37
9 14
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George Jones

38
14 21
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11 17
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Mark Knopfler

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23 34
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Barenaked Ladies

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9 15
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Jim Giannakopoulos added Manowar

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16 25
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The Black Keys

43
8 14
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13 21
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Cliff Richard

45
13 21
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22 34
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The White Stripes

47
8 15
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Curtis Mayfield

48
8 15
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Bad Company

49
10 18
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TheWelshGuy added

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5 11
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Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong