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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Elton John

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281 229
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225 182
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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594 518
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pineapplegirly added Avicii

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562 493
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pineapplegirly added NEEDTOBREATHE

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231 195
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Dire Straits

7
63 52
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75 75
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Joan Baez

9
29 26
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The Isley Brothers

10
29 28
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Bo Diddley

11
31 31
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24 24
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Paul Weller, Terry Callier

13
19 20
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14
8 7
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DirtySexSongs added Catman Cohen

15
36 42
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Louis Armstrong

16
101 123
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Hootie & the Blowfish

17
34 41
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The Beach Boys

18
10 11
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27 33
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JonGryskiewicz added Luke Bryan

20
19 23
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George Strait

21
30 37
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Alice in Chains

22
18 22
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Grand Funk Railroad

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72 91
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David Bowie

24
10 12
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Joe Satriani

25
100 127
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Pearl Jam

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25 32
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9 12
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murielsimnel added David Bowie

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18 24
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73 96
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The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

30
11 15
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11 15
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Hank Williams, Jr.

32
10 14
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19 26
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Stevie Wonder

34
9 13
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George Jones

35
15 21
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

36
8 12
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14 20
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23 32
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Barenaked Ladies

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45 62
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Carlos Santana

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12 18
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12 18
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11 17
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Mark Knopfler

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16 24
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The Black Keys

44
7 12
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James Taylor

45
9 15
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Jim Giannakopoulos added Manowar

46
9 15
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8 14
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5 10
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Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong

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13 21
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13 21
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Cliff Richard