Friday Playlist: Family Bands

Songs by kindred spirits.

The magic of family bands is that the people in them really SOUND like they belong together (even if they can’t stand each other in real life). Here are 11 songs made by harmonious combinations of brothers, sisters, moms, dads, sons, daughters, in-laws, and some cousins.

The Staple Singers. Via The Winding Stream.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • Mimi Z November 30th, 2013 2:47 AM

    I LOVE THIS MIX! The only downside is that you left out HAIM, my favourite sister group in the entire world.

  • Tyknos93 November 30th, 2013 12:07 PM

    Yo ESG is on here!? I thought I was like one of maybe 5 people in the world who love them. Also no Sly & the Family Stone?

    • whiskeytangofoxtrot December 2nd, 2013 10:47 AM

      I’m one of those 5 people! YEAH!

  • Maisie November 30th, 2013 4:31 PM

    I love this playlist but where is oasis, the bee gees, kings of leon, the kinks, van halen, 30 seconds to mars- ish (cos one of them wasnt related ), hanson and haim?!?
    I need my own family band.

  • yellowplaid November 30th, 2013 7:55 PM

    I like when Rookie throws me curveballs. They surprise me by not always mentioning things I am expecting them to, and they don’t go for the obvious. Leaves me guessing and wondering what they will post about during their monthly themes.
    I was hoping for the new band Echosmith! I like their sound and their fashion sense! Maybe Rookie will surprise me and post about them when I least expect!

  • Mavis November 30th, 2013 10:09 PM

    You gooootta get Sly and the Family Stone in on this! They are one of the best family bands of all time!!!

  • solitarysister December 1st, 2013 2:03 PM

    no Hanson?!