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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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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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Daniel Elton John

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pineapplegirly added Hey Brother Avicii

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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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

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Brother Pearl Jam

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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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Little Brother Hootie & the Blowfish

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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Brother to Brother Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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My Brother The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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Brother Alice in Chains

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

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Jim Giannakopoulos added Blood Brothers Manowar

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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JonGryskiewicz added Blood Brothers Luke Bryan

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The Finest Breasts In Entertainment

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7 10
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Sister and Brother Kate Bush, Midge Ure

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6 9
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Duncanadams added My Brother Jake Free

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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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Brother, Brother The Isley Brothers

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8 12
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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man

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Leave Home The Chemical Brothers

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Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins

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Scott Bauman added Always Gold Radical Face

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murielsimnel added The Bewlay Brothers David Bowie

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Baby Brother The White Stripes

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Brother Bill Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong

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Brother to the Blues George Jones