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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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Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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Brothers in Arms Joan Baez

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Brother Pearl Jam

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

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Brother Bear Bo Diddley

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Big Brother David Bowie

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Brother Alice in Chains

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Am I the Only One? Barenaked Ladies

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

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Brothers of the Road Hank Williams, Jr.

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Hold On Dear Brother The Beach Boys

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Hello Brother Louis Armstrong

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Little Brother Hootie & the Blowfish

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Brothers of the Highway George Strait

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My Brother The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

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Brother to Brother Paul Weller, Terry Callier

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Brother, Brother The Isley Brothers

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Song for My Brother Carlos Santana

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Unknown Brother The Black Keys

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Sun Brother Portugal. The Man

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Big Brother Stevie Wonder

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Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins

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Brother to Brother Cliff Richard

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Big Brother Kanye West

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Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie

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Judas My Brother Bad Company

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Brother John Blues Traveler