25 Songs About Sisters to Celebrate Sisterhood in 2022

Whether you’ve gone through a bad break-up or there seems no hope left in life, your sisterhood will be there for you.

So sit back and enjoy these songs about sisters as some might make you laugh while others might make you cry.

Whatever the case, it is sure to make you want to call your bestie or your sister after this girl-power playlist!

1. Don’t Talk About Him, Tina – The Pistol Annies (2013)

This twangy country tune puts a smile on poor Tina’s face as she sits sulking over her recent heartbreak.

The band wrote this song for their reliable friend, Tina who was going through a nasty break-up.

The all-girl band encourages Tina to not waste time on a random rodeo man in this one-off life event.

The lines, “So put your lipstick on and let’s go paint up this town!” define this girl-power playlist the best.

This cheery song about sister love is sure to get you back on your feet with its dose of sage advice.

2. This One’s For The Girls – Martina McBride (2013)

‘This One’s For The Girls’ is a celebratory anthem about girls overcoming the challenges of everyday life.

Martina’s young daughters, Delaney and Emma sing backing vocals on this song which reached No.3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs.

Martina connects with her audience by citing problems faced by girls of thirteen, twenty-five ad forty-two. She asks them to continue loving with all their hearts and not give up on their dreams.

Calling out to independent women, revolutionary women from all around the world from ages one to ninety-nine, Martina ends by saying that we’re all the same from inside.

3. Sister Blister – Alanis Morissette (2003)

In this ideal song about sister love, Alanis screams a rocking outcry for sisters to look after each other.

In our attempts to please the boys, we forget to honour the bonds between siblings and our sisterhood.

This is a rock song about the celebration of women and sisterhood as a whole.

4. Beautiful Thing – Grace VanderWaal (2016)

The ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner ends the first verse by singing, “You’re my other half. You’re what makes me me.”

A soulful and immersive song about sibling affection sung for her sister, Olivia touches us in ways only true love can.

The teen singer sings how hours seem like seconds when they’re together. With her built-in best friend, she could do nothing and still not get bored.

Forgetting about what the world tells them, the two sisters plan to live in their dream world.

5. Sister – K. Flay (2019)

With a rocking chorus “I wanna be your sister. Do you wanna be mine?” the two girlfriends set the city on fire!

With distorted synth guitars backing this epic anthem, we have police sirens set off during the chorus.Growing up as the only child, the alt-pop singer wrote this tune for her step-siblings.

Expressing the special bond she feels for her newfound family, K.Flay relates to the part of us which wants to belong.

6. Sisters – The Puppini Sisters (2006)

The English close harmony vocal trio who come from different countries are tight as any sisters can ever be!

Winning the Gold Disc for International sales on their first CD, the sisters sing about their tight-knit bond. 

The sisters sing about men which songs with girlfriends generally do. But what makes this song different is its quirky lyrics.

The song ends with tongue in cheek lyrics by saying, ”Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister. And lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.”

7. Older Sister – Carly Simon (1974)

Like a song sung in admiration and jealousy, ‘Older Sister’ is a funny and quirky song. Carly tries to figure out what exactly her older sister does in the daytime that makes her so great. 

Boys boast about their company by her fiery side and the whole soccer team loves her voice. She’s good at gymnastics and her French is flawless too.

The American singer-songwriter can’t wrap her head around her sister’s awesomeness. Accepting her older sister’s power over her, Carly wishes that she could be like her at least once.

8. Best Days – Graham Colton (2007)

Our bonds with our sisters have so much to do with our memories of growing up together.

Though not completely about a sister, this song asks us to not lose hope.

Selected as the ‘Exit’ song for the hit show ‘American Idol’, this beautiful song asks us to make the best of tonight.

Since, these times that we’re living in, might be the best days of our lives.

9. Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood (2005)

  • Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Song Name: Whenever You Remember
  • Year released: 2005
  • From Album: Some Hearts
  • Play on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5cwt3fRFqMCuxP5mhA1N7k

An ideal song about strength and courage found in being together through tough times. This song is sure to have tears rolling down in Graduation ceremonies! 

The singer-songwriter starts by singing, 

“When you look back on times we had 

I hope you smile 

And know that through the good and through the bad 

I was on your side when nobody could hold us down.”

A song to listen to with your besties and your girlfriends, looking back at some of your best memories.

10. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin (1985)

  • Artist: Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
  • Song Name:  Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
  • Year released: 1985
  • From Album: Be Yourself Tonight & Who’s Zoomin’ Who? 
  • Play on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1A4MgXs6a4uJ60DW1Itilw

Two of the hottest female singers of the ’80s come together to sing this song about female rights.

Aretha and Eurythmics sing a feminine anthem, uplifting women from around the world.
A must-have song on your girl-power playlist!

11. On The Ride – Aly & AJ (2007)

  • Artist: Aly & AJ
  • Song Name:  On The Ride
  • Year released: 2007
  • From Album: On The Ride
  • Play on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6tRKjzTWEdR6UIEJuQ5X12

Nothing beats having a song feature on a sisters’ playlist than one that’s sung by two sisters themselves!

The sister duo talk about this Hit as a song based on sibling affection and rivalry. Mentioning how it is so easy to read each other’s thoughts, the sisters start by singing:

“We don’t have to try
To think the same thoughts
We just have a way
Of knowing everything’s gonna be okay.”

The sister duo still sing together a decade after their debut. Though their topics are more adult now, their audience still connects with them.

12. Shadow – Ashlee Simpson (2004)

Ashlee starts this song off by singing about how her parents went away when she was six years old.

Left with only her elder sister Jessica to compare, she felt like she was living in her shadows.

Now, as an adult, Ashlee feels more secure within her identity and is willing to let her past go.

In an interview about this song about family love, the American singer-songwriter says, “OK, you know, this is who I am, you know, imperfections and all, and I love myself for me, and here I am.'”

13. Sisters Of The Moon – Fleetwood Mac (1979)

Rock icon Stevie Nicks got accused of witchcraft after writing this song. 

Associated with the dark side of the moon, this song is about accepting the darker parts of feminity that get ignored. 

14. Oh, Sister – Bob Dylan (1976)

The iconic singer-songwriter writes a deep song crying out to his beloved sister. As a make-up song, he wins our hearts by singing:

“Oh, sister, am I not a brother to you
And one deserving of affection?”
“Time is an ocean but it ends at the shore
You may not see me tomorrow.”

A timeless classic about sibling love, this song seems to have it all. From honest lyrics which melt our hearts to an older brother’s sage advice.

15. Call On Me – Starley (2020)

Everybody needs someone that they call on when their crazy life takes on a new life direction. These songs about strength are especially for those times.

The Australian singer, who has been pursuing music since six, was completely dejected due to her lack of success.

Her music wasn’t getting recognised. ‘Call On Me’ was her therapy song, before it became an all-out breakthrough hit.

Stanley writes, “My sole purpose in life [is] to put out music that makes people feel something.

It heals them in some way and helps them get through life in some type of way — even if it’s for four minutes.”

16. Sister – Angel Olsen (2016)

The dreamy and honest lyrical voice of Angel Olsen can have us feel this song about anybody we care very much about. The music video shows the singer going through life alone, singing to her ‘sister’.

The lack of clarity about the song’s meaning grows as she states in an interview that ”this song has nothing to do with my sister.”

As a self-claimed lesbian, Angel could’ve written this for her girlfriend, her lover.
Angel saves the best for the last.

The song ends with fifteen consecutive repetitions of the phrase ”All my life I thought I’d change.’

17. You Are My Sister – Antony And The Johnsons (2005)

Very few songs cover the full life journey of a relationship the way that this timeless classic does.

Starting the song from the time of their birth, Anthony has an intimate dialogue with his sister.

In this song outlining sibling relationships, Anthony looks back at how his sister has protected him.

Their feelings have grown and changed over the years. There’s no point in remembering their differences.

Anthony ends this ballad by wishing that all his sister’s dreams come true.

18. When We Grow Up – Diana Ross (1972)

This sweet song with its funny and quirky lyrics has two sisters wondering how they’ll be when they grow up.

Diana still wants to preserve her childishness when she grows up.
The two siblings wish they wouldn’t have to change as they grow up.

19. You And Me – Rosie Thomas (2003)

There are times in life when you feel like it’s the end of the road and you have nowhere to go. This song is for those trying times, to bring us the courage and hope through the bonds we share.

Rosie sings about feeling blessed to have known true love, and true friendship. This bond feels so strong that Rosie can take on challenges in her new life chapter.

With a bond so strong, Rosie has come to know God’s love through it.
With such genuine lyrics, we seem to have found a true gem.

20. My Sister – Reba McEntire (2003)

What a perfect song to sing with your girlfriends at karaoke! This country song will make you smile and cry as it takes us back to our childhood memories.

As a built-in best friend, Reba shares everything with her sister. Laughing about their choices in boys, the two sisters forget that they haven’t spoken in some time.

In a song celebrating the bond between sisters, Reba thinks about how they used to play with Barbie dolls. Reba thinks about fighting and making up again and wishes they were kids again.

Even though it’s late at night, Reba wants to make her sister feel special by ending, “Oh, my sister, my friend.”


John Godfrey

John Godfrey is a music fanatic, as well as the owner of Songpier.com which provides music guides. In high school, he learned how to play the drums which inspired him to learn about rock music. He began to write articles for various music magazines and during this period he realized he had a passion for writing music descriptions. He has a Master's degree in music education from the University of Redlands.