20 Songs to Dedicate to Your Sister

If you want to express love and gratitude to your sister, dedicating a song to her will probably win you a lot of brownie points. Music has a favorable influence on siblings as it can evoke memories and establish an emotional bond. These songs can be played whenever you miss your sister, on her wedding day, or just to celebrate sisterhood in general.

Sisters are born to be with you during happy and dark times. It is easy to connect and communicate with them when you have problems. They are just one call or text away, whether you are miles apart or right down the road. Read on and know all the special songs written about these special people in your life. 

1. “Good Friend, And A Glass of Wine” by LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes - Good Friends And A Glass of Wine (Official Music Video)LeAnn Rimes – Good Friends And A Glass of Wine (Official Music Video)

This song, which was released in March 2008, is about finding someone with whom you can discuss everything about your daily life, not just the problems but also the joys. A bottle of wine and a chat with a sister can help you get through the day and encourage you when things get out of hand.

This LeAnne Rimes’ song is from her 12th album, Family, and reached #35 on the country chart. It was co-written by Rimes, Darrel Brown, and Blair Daly.

2. “Sister Oh Sister” by Rosanne Cash

"Sister Oh Sister" Performed by Rosanne Cash“Sister Oh Sister” Performed by Rosanne Cash

A great song to dedicate to your sister since it talks about someone ready to be with you through thick and thin. We can always count on our sisters to help us when we are afraid or when we need them. They stand like a rock when uncertain circumstances come along. This is a good song to celebrate sisterhood.

This song came from the album, Kin – a collection of songs by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr which was released in 2012.

3. “Little Me (To My Sister)” by Britney Spears

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Britney Spears’ song is dedicated to her sister Jamie Lynn, with whom she shares a close relationship. She discusses how her sister looks up to her and how her life has taken a turn for the worst as a result of her poor decisions. However, she was always aware that her decisions could have an impact on her sister’s life.

This song was not released but made public in 2006 on her website.

4. “Sister Golden Hair” by America

America - Sister Golden Hair (HQ Original)America – Sister Golden Hair (HQ Original)

Another #1 single from the 1970s, this song by America talks about someone who is far but is still on the singer’s mind as they try to navigate through life without her presence. The main theme of the song is that distance does not make a sibling relationship fade.

5. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings (Official Music Video)Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings (Official Music Video)

This version of the song was part of the official soundtrack of the movie Beaches. Released in 1989, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles for a week. It was recognized as the Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards.

It appeared in the film during the scene where CC Bloom’s best friend died of illness. Although the movie depicted the song for a best friend, it can be dedicated to your sister becasue they are always there to help their sibling succeed in life.

6. “Sister Moon” by Sting

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Sister Moon played by Sting talks about longing for a sister. This can be dedicated to a sister whom you are not seeing for a long time who you always think about.

This song was written and released by Sting in 1987 under the album “Nothing Like the Sun”.

7. “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (Official Video)Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls (Official Video)

Hailee Steinfeld talks about women’s empowerment in this song. This can be dedicated to a sister who is embracing her beauty and confidence in any way she wants. It may also encourage a sister to keep her confidence even if society gives negative reactions. The song tells every woman to celebrate herself however she wants to in life. The song has a simple message: you are awesome however you want to be. 

Written by Steinfeld, Ryan Tedder, Tim Sommers, Ryan Tedder, Jeremy Dussolliet, and Zach Skelton in 2017, this song has gained praise from various magazines and blogs for its inspiring theme and catchy rhythm.

8. “My Sister Rose” by 10,000 Maniacs

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Sisters get mnarried and have their owbn family but they always stay an integral part of the family. It also expresses excitement on plans for a sister’s wedding day and her days ahead as a wife and a mother. The song tells the story of how exciting a wedding ceremony could be and would be the perfect background score for a sister who’s getting married and can be played at her bridal shower.

This song was released in 1987 under the album “In My Tribe”.

9. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Official Video)Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Official Video)

This song was written by Cyndi Lauper for women who feel limited in their ability to appreciate and live life to the fullest. In addition, this women’s empowerment anthem encourages women not to allow others dictate their behaviour. This track is a tribute to sisters who live their life as they wish.

10. “Hanging On” by Cheyenne Kimball

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This song is for all the women out there who take responsibility of their actions. This one is a song for independent woman. Whatever obstacles she encounters, she will overcome them by being strong.

11. “Count On Me” by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans

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It was released as the soundtrack for the film Waiting To Exhale. The self explanatory title indicates this track is about two people who had each other’s backs and supported each other emotionally while going through own sadness. At the end of the day, sisters will have each other to chat to about challenges and can help each other cope.

Released in 1996, this inspirational song came from the album with the same name as the movie.

12. “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” by Eurythmics [Ft. Aretha Franklin]

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British pop duo, Eurythmics and American singer Aretha Franklin released this song in October 1985 to celebrate feminism and strength. The song has a very strong theme: a woman doesn’t need a man to go on with her daily life.

Two albums from 1985 were released with this song, from “Be Yourself Tonight” by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin’s “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”

13. “Best Friend” by Missy Elliot

Missy Elliott, Aaliyah - Best Friends (Lyric Video)Missy Elliott, Aaliyah – Best Friends (Lyric Video)

Missy Elliot collaborated with Aaliyah on this song about female solidarity and how to support one another in times of need. It also talks about how a best friend advises once she feels that a man does not deserve her friend.

14. “When We Grow Up” by Diana Ross

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Released in February 2010 under the album “Touch Me In The Morning (Expanded Edition)”, this song is best for young sisters who grow up together. The song talks about accepting that there will be changes in the future but promise each other that they will not treat each other differently and will do what they used to do.

15. “I Will Be There For You” by Jessica Andrews

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Being a sister means you will always be there for each other. Through this song, it assures that someone will always be available to help even in hard times and sorrow. A sister will never leave you in your dark times and instead she will help lift you when you feel down.

The song was released as part of The Prince of Egypt: Nashville in 1999 and peaked #28 on Billboard Hot Country Songs.

16. “It Don’t Have to Change” by John Legend

John Legend - It Don't Have to Change (Live from A Legendary Christmas)John Legend – It Don’t Have to Change (Live from A Legendary Christmas)

Reminiscing family gatherings have always been a pleasant feeling but somewhat emotional. Time for family changes as its members grow up and have their priorities in life. This song reminds every family member that relationships don’t need to change even if each one goes  separate ways.

It features The Stephens Family under the album “Get Lifted”. John Legend made this album to show how his family had influenced his music.

17. “Hey, I’m Just Like You” by Tegan And Sara

Tegan and Sara - Hey, I'm Just Like You [Official Lyric Video]Tegan and Sara – Hey, I’m Just Like You [Official Lyric Video]

As identical twins, Tegan and Sara shared a very strong bond. They both enjoyed their childhood and high school days by being dirtbags, but enjoyed their lives with each other.

Their story became the origin of this song. Both of them could have messed up, but it’s their relationship that makes them stick together.

18. “The Sister Song” by Barney

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Barney has been a children’s show featuring songs that show the importance of families. “The Sister Song” first appeared in the episode “My Family’s Just Right For Me” and talks about how sisters are one’s close friends though there are times that siblings don’t get along well.

19. “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (Official Music Video)Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Official Music Video)

Being sisters in real life, the musicinans in this song interpret the close ties between siblings who enjoyed singing as part of their leisure activities. It shows that they have the same passion and values in life. This track was the group’s biggest hit and was used in several TV shows and movies.

20. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole

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The jazz harmony of this song expresses appreciation for someone who values relationships, whether romantic or familial. This song was recorded in 1951 with an orchestra and ranked #14 in the US charts and #19 in the UK.

Having a sister is the best gift from parents. Though sibling rivalry is unavoidable, sisters are considered to be best friend – someone who you share your secrets with as well as clothes, music choices, and most importantly, life. Dedicating songs to them shows appreciation and how you value your relationship as sisters.