Songs 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

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77 37
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358 261
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65 28
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65 28
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41 9
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MusicOfTheForest added Neil Diamond

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42 10
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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126 80
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Carlos Santana

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648 565
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pineapplegirly added Avicii

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587 519
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pineapplegirly added NEEDTOBREATHE

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233 208
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Dire Straits

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46 38
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The Isley Brothers

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78 80
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Joan Baez

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40 44
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Louis Armstrong

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65 76
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30 33
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Bo Diddley

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27 30
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Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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14 14
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Joe Satriani

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35 42
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The Beach Boys

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19 22
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73 92
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David Bowie

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15 17
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11 12
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murielsimnel added David Bowie

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29 36
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JonGryskiewicz added Luke Bryan

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102 132
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Pearl Jam

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18 22
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Grand Funk Railroad

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105 137
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Hootie & the Blowfish

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Kodaline

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19 24
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George Strait

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74 97
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The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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31 40
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Alice in Chains

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18 24
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11 15
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Hank Williams, Jr.

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11 15
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10 14
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15 21
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

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12 18
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9 14
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George Jones

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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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14 22
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Cliff Richard

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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

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6 11
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Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong

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13 21
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8 14
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22 35
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The White Stripes