37 Brother and Sister Song Ideas for a Special Dance

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

Diane Hall

Editor

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!) From sentimental country songs about siblings to to indie rock hits about friendship, you're sure to find a brother and sister song on our list.

When trying to select that perfect track, think bigger than just “what song” and think about the moment and memories this will make for 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.

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Here are our top 37 brother and sister songs for a memorable dance. 

Sentimental sister and brother songs

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

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

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

The Heart Of Life - John Mayer
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.

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

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
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.

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

You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
This one needs no explanation, amirite?

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

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

You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman
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.

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

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

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

You’ll Be in my Heart - Phil Collins
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.

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

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

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

Hero - Mariah Carey
Let your sibling know how much you admire them with this powerful song.

Upbeat brother and sister songs

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

I’ll Be There for You (aka the Friends theme song) - The Rembrandts
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.

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

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

Happy - Pharrel Williams
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.

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

White Wedding - Billy Idol
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.

We Are Family - Sister Sledge
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.

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

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

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

My Best Friend - Weezer
Looking for an indie rock track? Here's a good pick.

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

Come Dancing - The Kinks
If you and your sibling listen to alternative music, this classic by The Kinks would be fun for a brother-sister dance.

Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
From their family to yours, this funk track is sure to get the party started.

You're My Best Friend - Queen
If you and your sibling are best buds, the rockin' track by Queen is a cheerful way to make that point.

Thank You For Being A Friend - Andrew Gold
This '70s soft rock tune delivers a simple and sincere message of gratitude.

Boss of Me (aka the Malcolm in the Middle theme song) - They Might Be Giant
Looking for a funny sister brother song? This one will make sure your sibling knows they're not in charge any more.

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 »

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Published on 4/12/2021