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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Daniel Elton John

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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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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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The Crime of Being Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Brothers
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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Brother Pearl Jam

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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

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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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Brother Alice in Chains

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Brothers in Arms (live) Mark Knopfler

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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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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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man

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Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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Sister and Brother Kate Bush, Midge Ure

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Brother to the Blues George Jones