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30 Brother and Sister Song Ideas for a Special Dance

Get inspired by our favorite song picks for this special moment.

Marta Block


So you’re looking for brother and sister song ideas for a special dance? We’re here to help with our favorite tunes for siblings. Brother-sister wedding songs are popular, whether it’s in addition to a father-daughter dance or a substitute for it. Or, maybe you’re looking for brother-sister songs to play to at a milestone birthday or for a siblings dance challenge on TikTok. Whatever the occasion, this is an opportunity to create a life-long memory that you will both cherish. (And we guarantee the family and friends will cherish it too!)

When trying to select that perfect track, think bigger than just “what song” and think about which traditions do and don't make sense to you. And keep in mind, if there’s a song that makes sense to the two of you that the crowd may not fully understand, that’s okay. If you want everyone to be in on why exactly this particular song was selected, consider asking your emcee to explain the backstory to the crowd. Pro tip: Be sure to give your band manager or DJ your special dance list so they are prepared.

Here are our top 30 brother and sister songs for a memorable dance. 

Sentimental brother and sister songs

Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Are you both prone to impromptu dance parties together? You need a song with an up-tempo beat to match.

Bill Withers, Lean On Me
Equal parts throwback and sentimentality, everyone will be swaying along to the music together.

Bruno Mars, Count On Me
This upbeat tune is basically is big, warm musical hug, perfect for two siblings who are tied together at the hip.

Maggie Rogers, “Dog Years”
Sometimes it’s your sibling that knows you better than anyone else, and this song gives a bond like that special attention.

Terrence Trent D'Arby, “Dance Little Sister
Feelin’ like some boogie needs to make an appearance in your dance routine? This beat is will set the tone perfectly.

John Mayer, “The Heart of Life”
Straight up, this song gets me every time. There won’t be a dry eye in the house with this tune accompanying your brother-sister dance.

Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance”
This is a classic song choice that’s perfect for any dancing duo from siblings to extended family members.

Stevie Wonder, Isn't She Lovely
If you’re a bride looking for a song to dance to, with multiple friends or family members, the harmonica interludes in this tune make for the perfect “cue” to switch in a new partner.

John Legend, “It Don't Have to Change”
This is the jackpot for a brother-sister dance: powerful lyrics, jazzy piano melodies and, of course, John Legend.

James Taylor, “You've Got a Friend”
This one needs no explanation, amirite?

Rascal Flatts, “My Wish”
The perfect song to send your sibling into married life. It will say all the things you are thinking about.

The Rembrandts, “I’ll Be There for You” (aka the Friends theme song)
If Friends was your favorite show while growing up, plan a fun, fast-paced dance for the ultimate #throwback to get the whole crowd excited.

Miley Cyrus, “I Learned From You”
Thank your older or younger sibling for all they taught you. Both uplifting and emotional!

Randy Newman, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
If your brother or sister is one of your best friends, and also a fan of Toy Story, this song will definitely be a hit.

Weezer, “Mr. Blue Sky”
It’s nearly impossible to listen to this song without smiling. Get ready to dance!

Tom Petty, “Wildflowers”
This folk rock tune includes simple yet powerful lyrics to show your sibling that you want the best for them and their future.

Jason Mraz, “Have it All”
Hopeful and inspirational lyrics make for a special message to share with your sibling on their big day.

Pharrel Williams, “Happy”
Weddings are a happy time and this song will get you in the best mood! Get the whole family involved and dance along to this upbeat tune together.

Carrie Underwood, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”
Carrie Underwood singing about sibling love is enough to make anyone cry. Get the tissues ready!

Phil Collins, “You’ll Be in my Heart”
Disney fans: this song which is featured in Tarzan is the perfect tune to show your brother or sister how much you love them on their wedding day.

Avril Levine, Keep Holding On
Let your sibling know you will always be by their side no matter what life throws at them.

Greg Bates, “Brothers”
We can all agree that siblings share a special bond, and this emotional country song encaptures it perfectly.

Harry Styles, “Sweet Creature”
The sweet voice of Harry Styles singing meaningful lyrics is a great addition to any wedding reception playlist!

Funny brother-sister dance songs

N'Sync, Bye Bye Bye
For some lighthearted fun, is there any better song than “Bye Bye Bye” to get people out of their seats and dancing along?

Billy Idol, “White Wedding”
Everyone will be surprised to hear this ‘80s rock ballad pumping through the speakers. Really get into performance mode with biker gloves, big sunglasses and matching leather jackets.

Sister Sledge, “We Are Family” 
Do you sense a group number coming on? Invite multiple family members and friends into your dance routine with this song and a flash-mob style performance.

Jonas Brothers, “Year 3000”
A childhood classic. And since the JoBros have reunited, we think this is more than appropriate.

ABBA, “Dancing Queen”
It is safe to say that everybody likes rocking out to “Dancing Queen.” Really get the party started—Mamma Mia style!

MC Hammer, “U Can’t Touch This”
A quick outfit change including the classic, baggy MC Hammer pants are strongly encouraged for this one...

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
It’s time to get funky! A choreographed dance routine to “Uptown Funk” will definitely be unforgettable.

Now that you’ve got lots of brother-sister dance song ideas, find DJs and musicians in your area for your event on The Bash »

Published on 6/11/2020