If you have a special bond with your sister or brother, we have put together the perfect song list for your sister and brother wedding dance. Many siblings share a very special relationship and we think that we have found the best music to express that brotherly-sisterly love.
What is a Good Song For The Brother and Sister Dance at A Wedding Reception?
How should you go about choosing a great song to dance with your sibling to?
You can simply pick one of the songs from our list below (there are so many great choices).
Another way to pick out music is to use a song that brings back great memories (of your childhood or even your relationship as you both got a little older). It could be a song from a movie that you both watched 100 times together or even music from the decade that you were in school together.
It doesn’t have to be a mushy-gushy song about sibling love. Choose a funny song if that fits your personality better.
Here are some song ideas to get you started (you can click the song title to listen to each song):
- “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman
- “Footprints” by Molly Kate Kestner (Love this song from a sister to a brother about a great sibling relationship. It talks about growing up together)
- “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
- “In My Life” by The Beatles (This also makes a great dance song for the parents)
- “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
- “Come Dancing” by The Kinks
- “I’ll Be There For You (Theme song from Friends)” by The Rembrandts (If you love 90s songs like this, we put together an entire article of the best 90s songs for your wedding or dance party)
- “We’re going to be friends” by White Stripes
- “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
- “I’ll Be There” by Jackson 5
- “Brothers & Sisters” by Coldplay
- “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty
- “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog (The Muppets) This newer version is great too!
- “Stand By Me (Ben E. King Cover)” by Music Travel Love (this is an amazing acoustic cover of this song for someone looking for something a little more unique)
- “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole
- “Thank You” by Boyz II Men (A fun upbeat r&b song)
- “Sister to a Brother” by Rob Finlay
- “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole (Duet with Nat King Cole)
- “Lean on Me (Bill Withers Cover)” by Club Nouveau
- “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
- “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
- “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
- “Keep Holding On” by Avril Levine
- “Sister” by Dave Matthews Band
- “Memory” by Barbara Streisand
- “You’ve Got A Friend” by James Taylor
- “Thank You” by Dido
- “You’ve Got A Friend” by Carole King
- “It Don’t Have to Change” by John Legend
- “Mudfootball” by Jack Johnson
- “We’re Going to be Friends” by Jack Johnson
- “I’m Your Angel” Celine Dion and R. Kelly
- “Oh, Sister” by Bob Dylan
- “Mr. Blue Sky” by Weezer
- “Dog Years” by Maggie Rogers
- “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother” by The Hollies
- “Brother and Sister Song” by Steve & Annie Chapman
- “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge (Such a fun upbeat song. You could even invite the whole family out halfway through the song)
- “Have It All” by Jason Mraz
- “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger
- “What A Wonderful World” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole
- “When We Grow Up” by Diana Ross
- “Best Friend” by Brandy
- “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars
- “Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles
- “You’ll Be in my Heart” by Phil Collins
- “I Learned From You” by Miley Cyrus
- “My Best Friend” by Weezer
- “Dance Little Sister” by Terence Trent D’Arby (A fun song from a brother to a sister)
- “Little Brothers” by Phineas and Ferb (For those looking for a funny sibling song)
- “I Wish You Love (Nat King Cole Cover)” by Natalie Cole
- “Hero” by Mariah Carey
- “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
- “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Kunal Nayyar (One of our favorite pop songs for the brother-sister dance, or any other family members that want to join in)
- “Brother Mine” by Suzanne Vega
- “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” by Carrie Underwood
- “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers
- “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney
- “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
- “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
- “Whenever You Remember” by Carrie Underwood
- “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
- “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
For more amazing country song ideas, check out this new article we put together: The best country wedding songs to use on your big day (over 400 songs!).
How do I Include My Sister or Brother In My Wedding?
There are many ways to include your brother or sister in your wedding day.
Here are a few ideas:
- Do a special dance with them at the reception (choose one of the songs from above or come up with a great selection of your own).
- Include them as one of the bridesmaids, groomsmen, maid of honor, or best man.
- Have them do a special toast during the reception.
- Make them one of the readers at your ceremony.
- Ask them to get ready with you and your wedding party the morning of the wedding
- Have funny shirts made that say “best-bro” or “sis-of-honor”
More Wedding Music Suggestion For your Wedding Day
- Perfect songs for the mother-son wedding dance.
- Our favorite songs for the father-daughter dance.
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- 167 songs to use for your first dance.
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