20 Best Songs About Brothers

By Nico Gonzalez

Brothers are an important part of our lives. They can be our best friends or worst enemies, but no matter what, they’re always there for us. These 20 songs celebrate the brotherly bond, from fighting and loving to just hanging out. Whether you’re a brother yourself or have one in your life, these songs will make you feel the power of brotherhood.


My Little Brother – Art Brut

If you’re like me, you have an older brother that you’ve always looked up to. Mine is four years older than me, so I always relied on him for advice and guidance (sometimes whether I wanted it or not). No matter how much we fight, at the end of the day I know that he’ll always be there for me. That’s why I love the song “My Little Brother” by Art Brut.

The song is about a guy who is reminiscing about his older brother, who has passed away. Even though they fought a lot when they were younger, in the end he realized how much his brother meant to him. The lyrics are really heartfelt and will definitely make you cry (in a good way): “And now my little brother’s gone/I think about him every day/We used to fight like cats and dogs/But I loved him anyway.”

Our Love – Bee Gees

Bee Gees - Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away) (Live in Las Vegas, 1997 - One Night Only)

This sweet ballad is all about the love between brothers. The Bee Gees sing about how there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for each other, and how their bond is unbreakable. It’s a beautiful song that will make you appreciate your brother even more. Its lyrics are about  as touching as they come: “Our love is forever, and we’ll always be together/ No matter what happens, we will always be brothers.”

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – The Hollies

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother THE HOLLIES (with lyrics)

Brotherhood is a special bond that can never be broken. Whether your brother is your best friend or worst enemy, you know that they will always be there for you. To celebrate the power of brotherhood, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best songs about brothers. Its lyrics are about everything from fighting and bickering to love and support. No matter what, these tunes will remind you just how important brothers are in our lives.

Boss of Me – They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants - Boss of me

Boss of Me is a song about a young boy who is trying to find his place in the world. His brother is his role model and he looks up to him for guidance. The song is about how brothers can be our best friends and biggest supporters. Its lyrics are about how brothers are always there for us, no matter what. Many songs talk about the close bond between brothers, and Boss of Me is one of them.

Brother – NeedToBreathe

NEEDTOBREATHE "Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw" [Official Video]

Brother by NeedToBreathe is a song about the unbreakable bond between brothers. The lyrics talk about how, no matter what, brothers will always be there for each other. The song is a beautiful tribute to the special relationship that brothers share. Its lyrics are about the struggles and the beauty of brotherhood. Some people might think that brothers are always fighting and competing with each other, but this song shows that the bond between brothers is much deeper than that.

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

Brothers in Arms is a song by British rock band Dire Straits, and the title track from their 1985 album of the same name. The song was written by Mark Knopfler and originally appeared on the band’s album Alchemy.

The song is about the brotherhood of war, and was inspired by Knopfler’s experiences of being a mercenary soldier in the Falklands War. The video for the song was directed by Neil Jordan and features actors Andy McNab, Clive Owen, Michael Fassbender and Peter Mullan.

Blood Brothers – Luke Bryan

Blood Brothers is a song about the unbreakable bond between brothers. The song is about two brothers who are raised in different homes, but eventually reconnect and become closer than ever. They share everything with each other, including their blood, and nothing can tear them apart.

The song is very touching and highlights the importance of brotherhood. It’s a perfect song to listen to if you’re feeling down because it will remind you of the special bond you share with your brothers.

The Greatest Discovery – Elton John

The Greatest Discovery

Elton John’s ballad “The Greatest Discovery” is a heartfelt song about the love between brothers. The song is about a brother who has lost his sibling, and is coping with the pain of that loss. In the song, John sings about how the brother was the one who made him feel whole, and how he misses him dearly. This song is a beautiful tribute to the bond between brothers, and will definitely make you cry tears of sadness and joy.

Does to Me – Luke Combs

Luke Combs - Does To Me (Audio) ft. Eric Church

Does to Me is a song about the special bond between brothers. The lyrics talk about how brothers can be there for each other through thick and thin, and how no matter what they always have each other’s backs. This song is a great reminder of the importance of brotherhood, and how brothers can be a source of strength and support for each other. Its lyrics are about as heartfelt as they come, and it’s definitely a song worth adding to your playlist.

Highway Patrolman – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band - Highway Patrolman (Live In Dublin)

Bruce Springsteen’s “Highway Patrolman” is a song about the unbreakable bond between brothers. The song tells the story of two brothers who are as different as night and day, but who love each other unconditionally. The song is a tribute to the strength of brotherhood and the power of family ties. Its lyrics are about the sacrifices brothers make for each other and the lengths they will go to protect one another.

Daniel – Elton John

Elton John "Daniel" and a story behind it

Daniel is a song by Elton John about his older brother, who died of cancer at the age of 26. The song is written from the perspective of Daniel, looking down on his brother from heaven and remembering all the good times they had together. It’s a touching and emotional song that will make you appreciate your brothers even more. Many songs about brothers are written from a sad perspective, but that’s not always the case.

Brother – Kodaline

Kodaline - Brother (Official Video)

Brother by Kodaline is a song that speaks to the power of brotherhood. The lyrics talk about how brothers can be there for each other through thick and thin, and how they are always there to support one another. This song is a great reminder of the importance of brotherhood, and how brothers can help each other through anything. Its lyrics are about how, “No one knows me like he does/And I’ll be there for him until the end” and how brothers are always there for each other no matter what.

Hey Brother – Avicii

Avicii - Hey Brother

Hey Brother by Avicii is one of those songs. It’s a beautiful tribute to the special bond between brothers. The lyrics talk about how brothers can be there for each other through thick and thin, and how they’re always there to support each other. Many songs about brothers talk about the strong bond between them, and Hey Brother is a perfect example of that. Its lyrics are about the unbreakable friendship between brothers and how they can always rely on each other.

Brothers on a Hotel Bed – Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie – Brothers on a Hotel Bed (‘Directions’ Music Video)

Brothers on a Hotel Bed is a song about the complicated relationship between brothers. The song tells the story of two brothers who are stranded in a hotel room together, and how their interactions slowly drive them crazy. The song is full of brotherly banter and bickering and ultimately ends with one of the brothers killing the other. Its lyrics are about the bond between brothers and how it can sometimes be a complicated, messy relationship.

Brothers Under The Sun – Bryan Adams

Brothers Under the Sun. [Bryan Adams].

Brothers Under the Sun is a touching song by Bryan Adams about the unbreakable bond between brothers. The lyrics talk about how brothers can be there for each other through thick and thin, and how they are always there to support each other. This song is the perfect reminder of how special brotherhood is. Its lyrics are about how brothers are always there for each other, no matter what.

Brothers – The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs - "Brothers" (Official Video)

Brothers can be a source of comfort and support, especially in difficult times. And The War On Drugs captures this idea perfectly with their song “Brothers.” The track is about the unbreakable bond between brothers and the sacrifices they make for each other. It’s a beautiful ode to brotherhood that will make you appreciate your siblings even more. Some people might argue that Phil Collins’ “Brotherly Love” is actually about a romantic relationship, but the lyrics can easily be interpreted as referring to brothers. The song is all about unconditional love and support, something that brothers are always happy to provide for each other.

Severus and Stone – Radical Face

Radical Face - Severus and Stone (Audio)

Brothers can be complete opposites, but that’s what makes them so special. Severus and Stone is a song about two brothers who couldn’t be more different, but who ultimately learn to love and appreciate each other. It’s a beautiful song about the power of brotherhood. Its lyrics are about two brothers who are complete opposites – one is a criminal and the other is a cop. But despite their differences, they both love and need each other.

Unknown Brother – The Black Keys

The Black Keys "Unknown Brother" Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition [Official Audio]

Brothers can be a lot of different things to us. They can be our best friends, or worst enemies, but no matter what they always hold a special place in our hearts. To celebrate brotherhood, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best songs about brothers. These tunes will make you laugh, cry and everything in between, but overall they’ll just remind you how much brothers mean to us. Its lyrics are about the unbreakable bond between siblings and how, no matter what, they will always be there for each other.

Little Brother – Ella Vos

Ella Vos - Little Brother (AUDIO)

Little Brother is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Ella Vos. The album was released on March 30, 2018, by Interscope Records. Vos wrote and produced the entire album. It features guest appearances from Bishop Briggs, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. Its lyrics are about the ups and downs of sisterhood.

Brother, Brother – The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers are a legendary soul and R&B group that have been making music for over 50 years. Their song “Brother, Brother” is a heartfelt tribute to the special bond between brothers. The lyrics talk about how brothers can be best friends or worst enemies, but they’ll always be there for each other. This song is a great reminder of the importance of brotherhood. Its lyrics are about how brothers are always there for each other, no matter what.