55 Epic Songs About Friendship To Share With Your Best Friends

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55 Best Songs About Friendship To Share With Your Best Friend

There aren’t as many songs about friendship as there are drawn-out love songs about relationships, but maybe there should be.

Your friends are your lifeline during the sad song inspiring moments of your life, and they deserve musical tribute even more than your ex. Your friendship deserves an eclectic soundtrack that embodies your closeness, and there are plenty of friendship songs worthy of it.

Here’s a comprehensive friendship playlist for you and your best friend that may just include the songs you drink wine and cry together to on Saturday nights.

55 Best Songs About Friendship

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1. "You’re My Best Friend" by Queen

A playlist would be incomplete without this 1975 hit by Queen. You might have heard it before in best friend photo slideshows and buddy movie intros. But sending this classic to your bestie will prompt a smile every time.

"Oh, you're the best friend that I ever had

I've been with you such a long time

You're my sunshine and I want you to know

That my feelings are true

I really love you

Oh, you're my best friend"

2. "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts

While this song is famous as the intro for Friends, it rings true even outside of the TV world. Because a true friend will always be there for you.

"I'll be there for you

(When the rain starts to pour)

I'll be there for you

(Like I've been there before)

I'll be there for you

('Cause you're there for me too)"

3. "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold

Another hit best known for being the intro song on a TV show — this time for Golden Girls — its message still resonates. There's nothing like having a bestie who has been with you through all the ups and downs of life.

"And when we both get older

With walking canes and hair of gray

Have no fear even though it's hard to hear

I will stand here close and say

Thank you for being a friend

(I wanna thank you)"

4. "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman

While this bop gave us all the feeling from Toy Story, it's all about sticking it out with those closest to you. You'll never have to worry that your good friends will have your back.

"You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

When the road looks rough ahead

And you're miles and miles

From your nice warm bed

You just remember what your old pal said

Boy, you've got a friend in me"

5. "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick

The difference between true friends and fake friends is knowing they are there for you during your struggles. While a fake friend will turn their back, a true friend sticks by your side.

"Keep smiling, keep shining

Knowing you can always count on me, for sure

That's what friends are for

For good times and bad times

I'll be on your side forever more

That's what friends are for"

6. "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train

This lighthearted song 2009 is a perfect bestie jam. Although the lyrics could easily represent a blooming romantic relationship, they are heartfelt and wholesome, therefore fitting best friendships just as well if not better. 

"Hey, soul sister

I don't want to miss a single thing you do tonight"

7. "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls

All women should live by these lyrics! It's saying if you want to be in a relationship with me, then you're basically dating my friends. Because men come and go, but friends are forever.

"If you wanna be my lover

You gotta get with my friends

(Gotta get with my friends)

Make it last forever

Friendship never ends

If you wanna be my lover

You have got to give

Taking is too easy

But that's the way it is"

8. "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers

Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on, or a friend to lean on. And when you've got the best of the best by your side, you'll never doubt having someone to assure you things will get better.

"Lean on me, when you're not strong

And I'll be your friend

I'll help you carry on

For it won't be long

'Til I'm gonna need

Somebody to lean on"

9. "We’re Going to Be Friends" by The White Stripes

When the new school year starts, it can be hard to find friends. But sometimes, you meet someone and just know that you'll be best friends in no time.

"Tonight I'll dream while in my bed

When silly thoughts go through my head

About the bugs and alphabet

And when I wake tomorrow I'll bet

That you and I will walk together again

I can tell that we are going to be friends"

10. "You’ve Got A Friend" by Carole King

It wouldn’t be a friends playlist without “You’ve Got A Friend.” This oldie is all about dropping everything to be there for the person who means the most. The vintage vibe is refreshingly acoustic and timeless.

"You just call out my name

And you know wherever I am

I'll come running, to see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All you have to do is call

And I'll be there

You've got a friend"

11. "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars

The adorable lyrics of this tune by Bruno Mars were definitely written for you and your bestie to belt out in the car. Or, send it to her as a reminder of your dedication and unconditional love.

"Count on me like one two three

I'll be there

And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two

And you'll be there

'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah"

12. "With A Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles

Just when you think you can't go on, remember that your friends are there to support you and lift you up. Whether it's getting through each day, lighting up, or putting your best foot forward, your besties are there.

"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends

Mm, get high with a little help from my friends

Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?

I just need someone to love

Could it be anybody?

I want somebody to love"

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13. "No New Friends" by DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne

Who needs new friends when your group is already so tight-knit? This song is great for those besties who have known each other since they were in diapers, and will be there until the end.

"No new friends, no new friends, no new friends, no, no new

Still here with my day one n****s, so you hear me say

No new friends, no new friends, no new friends, no, no new

I still ride with my day one n****s, I don't really need"

14. "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

If you look up to your best friend, this song is perfect to show them. They helped make you who you are today, after all!

"Did you ever know that you're my hero

And everything I would like to be?

I can fly higher than an eagle

For you are the wind beneath my wings"

15. "What About Your Friends" by TLC

Sometimes, you have to weed out the bad friends to reveal the true friends. Because over time, you'll learn who a real friend is, and who is pretending.

"Don't you know when times got rough

I was standing on my own

I'll never let another get that close to me

You see I've grown a lot smarter now

Sometimes you have to choose and then you'll see

If your friend is true then they'll be there with you"

16. "Lean On" by DJ Snake and Major Lazer, ft. MØ

This features the feminine and beautifully idiosyncratic vocals of MØ to convey the universal need for a friendly and caring shoulder. If dancing is your best friend’s forte, this song is the perfect one to send her as a pick-me-up.

"What will we do when we get old?

Will we walk down the same road?

Will you be there by my side?

Standing strong as the waves roll over

When the nights are long

Longing for you to come home

All around the wind blows

We would only hold on to let go"

17. "Waiting On A Friend" by The Rolling Stones

While romantic relationships are replaceable, the love of a friend is very hard to find. That's why having close friends is more meaningful in the end.

"A smile relieves a heart that grieves

Remember what I said

I'm not waiting on a lady

I'm just waiting on a friend"

18. "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C

It's bittersweet graduating high school or college. Yes, you're going on to do great things, but what about all the friends you leave behind? Well, just remember that you are friends forever, and nothing can come between that bond.

"As we go on

We remember

All the times we

Had together

And as our lives change

Come whatever

We will still be

Friends forever"

19. "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5

We all need a friend we can call on the phone and talk to when we need it most. And being a great friend sometimes just means lending an ear when your bestie needs you most.

"I'll reach out my hand to you

I'll have faith in all you do

Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)

And oh, I'll be there to comfort you

Build my world of dreams around you

I'm so glad that I found you"

20. "I’m Only Me When I’m With You" by Taylor Swift

All best friends can relate to the meaning of this song. You're nothing without your bestie, your other half, and the person who knows you better than you know yourself.

"And you know everything about me

You say that you can't live without me

I'm only up when you're not down

Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground

It's like no matter what I do

Well, you drive me crazy half the time

The other half I'm only trying

To let you know that what I feel is true

And I'm only me when I'm with you"

21. "Youth" by Daughter

For friends who prefer softer indie vibes, this is the perfect pick. The song laments being young, and it’s an easy one to appreciate as friends. 

"We are the reckless

We are the wild youth

Chasing visions of our futures

One day we'll reveal the truth"

22. "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy

Even if you're girlfriends, everyone better watch out when you're all together! Great for friends who have been apart for some time, remind everyone to watch out!

"The boys are back in town

(The boys are back in town)

The boys are back in town

(The boys are back in town again)

Spread the word around

Guess who's back in town

Just spread the word around"

23. "Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks

Your friendship isn't defined by how much money either of you have, nor is it defined by occupation. And if other people believe that, then so be it — you're the one who hit the jackpot with your friends.

"'Cause I've got friends in low places

Where the whiskey drowns

And the beer chases my blues away

And I'll be okay

I'm not big on social graces

Think I'll slip on down to the oasis

Oh, I've got friends in low places"

24. "My Best Friend" by Weezer

Get yourself a friend who can lift you up, show you the light when you're lost, and remind you how wonderful you are. That is the true blessing.

"You are such a blessing

And I won't be messing

With the one thing that brings light

To all of my darkness

You are my best friend

And I love you

And I love you

Yes I do"

25. "All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem

When you've fallen behind on the "plan" for life, it's important to think about all the close friends who have been with you, no matter what. Despite the "plan," friendship should be a constant.

"You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan

And the next five years trying to be with your friends again"

26. "Team" by Lorde

Lots of Lorde’s songs are great to listen to with your friends, but this 2013 tune is full of the realities of being young and reckless, and the importance of having a partner-in-crime through it all.

"We live in cities you'll never see onscreen

Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things

Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams

And you know we're on each other's team"

27. "Gift of a Friend" by Demi Lovato

If you live your life without friends by your side, you'll find the days are a little darker. Having someone you can confide in brings happiness and joy, and isn't that what you want in life?

"You'll change


When you


The world comes to life

And everything's bright

From beginning to end

When you have a friend"

28. "Anytime You Need A Friend" by Mariah Carey

You'll never have to worry when you've got your besties on speed dial. If you're lonely or afraid, it doesn't matter how far away you are, because true friends will be there.

"Anytime you need a friend

I will be here

You'll never be alone again

So don't you fear

Even if you're miles away

I'm by your side

So don't you ever be lonely

Love will make it alright"

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29. "My Old Friend" by Tim McGraw

Remember growing up with your best friends, making memories to last a lifetime? Those memories are priceless, and can never be replaced.

"My old friend, I recall

The times we had

Ganging on my wall

I wouldn't trade them for gold

'Cause they laugh and they cry me"

30. "Girl" by Destiny's Child

True friends know when you're upset, especially if it's over a man. Listen to your girlfriends and let him go! They know best, after all.

"Girl, I can tell you been crying

And you needing someone to talk to

Girl, I can tell he's been lying

And pretending that he's faithful and he loves you

Girl, you don't have to be hiding

Don't you be ashamed to say he hurt you

I'm your girl, you're my girl, we're your girls

Don't you know that we love you"

31. "Real Friends" by Kanye West

Perhaps one of the most heartfelt and melodic tracks off of Kanye’s "The Life Of Pablo," this song is about the realities of pursuing a career and having friends who may or may not stick with you through it all. Real friends are few and far between, so treasure the ones who stick with you.

"Lookin' for all my real friends

How many of us?

How many of us are real friends?

To real friends, to the real end"

32. "Started From the Bottom" by Drake

When you've made it in life, whether it's finding happiness, wealth or fame, your real friends will be there to celebrate your success.

"No new n****s, n**** we don't feel that

F*** a fake friend, where your real friends at?

We don't like to do too much explainin'

Story stay the same, I never changed it"

33. "Friends" by The Beach Boys

A friendship isn't all happy things; sometimes, there are bad times. But you'll always pull through, put your differences aside, and be there for each other.

"We've been friends now for so many years

We've been together through the good times and the tears

Turned each other on to the good things that life has to give"


34. "No New Friends" by LSD (Labrinth, Sia and Diplo)

Another song about not needing any new friends, it's always better to have a few great friends rather than dozens of "friends." Because with that close group, you don't need anything else.

"I got all I need in a world of doubt

We got our champagne dreams in an endless drought

We are the kings and queens seeking our aces out

We got all we need, no new friends now"

35. "Song For A Friend" by Jason Mraz

Remember to thank your friends for all they have done for you. The price of real friendship is, well... priceless. So keep that in mind next time they save you from yourself.

"And there's no price to pay, no, no

When you're givin' what you take

That's why it's easy to thank you

You, you

You, you, you"

36. "Friends" by The Carters

“Friends” by The Carters (as in, Jay-Z and Beyonce) is in a minor key, but the subject matter is far from depressing. It's a song about your tightest friends knowing how blessed you feel to have them in your life!

"My friends, real friends, better than your friends

That's how we keep poppin' out that Benz, yeah

No foes, real friends, we ain't even got to pretend, yeah

Get bands, get bands, spend it all on my friends"

37. "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine" by LeAnn Rimes

There's seriously nothing in the world better than a nice glass of wine, and a very good friend. Sip, dish, and lift each other up, both on wine night and every night.

"A good friend and a glass of wine

Someone to say it's gonna be alright

A good friend and a glass of wine

A little pick me up to get me through the night"

38. "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" by Tracy Lawrence

When you're really going through something and the s*** hits the fan, for lack of a better word, you'll know immediately who your real friends are. Only "fake" friends will bow out when you're struggling.

"This ain't where the road comes to an end

This ain't where the bandwagon stops

This is just one of those times when

A lot of folks jump off

You find out who your friends are

Somebody's gonna drop everything

Run out and crank up their car

Hit the gas get there fast"

39. "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus

Having fun with your friends is the best feeling in the world! This song is all about having a great time with the people you love, whether it's hitting the town for a night out, clinking glasses, or living life to its fullest.

"And we can't stop (whoa)

And we won't stop (whoa)

Can't you see it's we who own the night?

Can't you see it we who 'bout that life?

And we can't stop (whoa)

And we won't stop (whoa)

We run things, things don't run we

Don't take nothing from nobody, yeah, yeah"

40. "Summer Friends" by Chance the Rapper ft. Jeremih and Francis & The Lights

This song is all about figuring out true friends from sometimes friends. Real friends don't stay for a season — no, they stick by you year-round.

"Summer friends don't stay

Some friends just stay, stay around

Summer friends, summer friends

Summer friends don't stay

Summer friends don't stay, hey

Stay around"

41. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel

When you're in an extremely dark place where it seems there's no way out, lean on your friends to pull you through. They will be there to comfort and hold you, and reassure you that the light is just around the corner.

"When you're down and out

When you're on the street

When evening falls so hard

I will comfort you

I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes

And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down"

42. "Deep Fried Frenz" by MF DOOM

Ask yourself the question: how many real friends do you have that you can actually depend on? Those acquaintances you only talk to every now and then definitely don't count.


How many of us have them?


Ones we can depend on?


How many of us have them?


Before we go any further"

43. "Never Had a Friend Like Me" by Tupac Shakur

You'll never have a friend like the one who backs you up, hates the same people you do, and is willing to do anything you need.

"I'm down for you

So ride with me

My enemies your enemies

Cause you ain't ever had a friend like me

Nobody knows where we'll be

My enemies your enemies

Cause you ain't never had a friend like me"

44. "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper

While you may hide your true self from the world, your real friends know who you are inside. So, don't be afraid to reveal that lovely person.

"But I see your true colors

Shining through

I see your true colors

And that's why I love you

So don't be afraid to let them show

Your true colors

True colors are beautiful

Like a rainbow"

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45. "Always Be Together" by Little Mix

Losing a friend to distance when they move away is difficult to process. But it's important to remind them that you're there for them, no matter how many miles separate you.

"We'll always be together

Don't you worry

I'll always be by your side

Don't you worry

The circle will never end

Just know that we'll meet again

And we'll always be together

Forever, always"

46. "Brother" by Mac Demarco

This song incorporates vaporwave notes into a low-fi, feel-good song full of simple tips for how to be happy. While the title implies that it’s directed toward a family member, replace “brother” with “friend,” and the message is universally applicable for friendships.

"So take it slowly, brother

Let it go now, brother

Take it slowly, brother

Let it go

Go home, go home"

47. "I Turn to You" by Christina Aguilera

When you just can't seem to find an escape for the pain, you can always turn to your best friend. They give you the strength and the will power to make it through the rain.

"For a shield from the storm

For a friend for a love to keep me safe and warm

I turn to you

For the strength to be strong

For the will to carry on,

For everything you do

For everything that's true I turn to you

48. "Thank You" by No Limitz

Another song for expressing your gratitude to your best friends! They help us and love us in more ways than one, and it's the least we can do to show we appreciate it.

"Showing me the perfect day

You show me love my eyes can't see

Because of you my life is simply beautiful

So thank you, thank you, thank you for being you"

49. "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders

While this can double as a romantic song as well, friendship relies on being there for one another, especially in bad times. Real friends won't abandon you, ever.

"I'll stand by you

I'll stand by you

Won't let nobody hurt you

I'll stand by you

Baby, even to your darkest hour

And I'll never desert you

I'll stand by you"

50. "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor

Best friends are the ones you need most when you're down and out, and they have no issues being there when you call. And when a phone call just won't suffice, they come to your door.

"If the sky above you

Should turn dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind should begin to blow

Keep you head together

And call my name out loud now

Soon you'll hear me knocking at you door"

51. "My Same" by Adele

Even if you've only been friends for a short amount of time, you just can't deny your strong connection. Heck, it may even feel like you've known each other your entire lives!

"I say we've only known each other a year

You say I've known you longer my dear

You like to be so close

I like to be alone

I like to sit on chairs and you prefer the floor

Walking with each other

Think we'll never match at all

But we do

But we do, but we do, but we do"

52. "Help!" by The Beatles

When you're crying out for help, particularly in emotional pain, your friends will answer your call every single time. You'll be back to your old self in no time with the help of your besties.

"Help me if you can

I'm feeling down

And I do appreciate you being 'round

Help me get my feet back on the ground

Won't you please

Please help me?"

53. "Me and My Girls" by Fifth Harmony

Nothing compares to the love and bond of close girlfriends. Especially when you're all having fun together, there's no other feeling in the world as powerful.

"And we play our favorite songs

And we scream out all night long

Like ooh ooh

When it's just me and my girls

And we dance like no one's watching

We crack up, booty poppin'

Like ooh oh

When it's just me and my girls"

54. “Flowers" by Sweet Female Attitude

Think of how you'd feel if you ever lost your best friends. There's no doubt you wouldn't be the same again. So, be sure to hold close those you love.

"And if one day you went away

I'd feel so lonely inside

I can't deny that

I would break down and cry

And all those flowers

They would wilt in the rain

And it would cause me misery and pain"

55. “Old Friends” by Simon & Garfunkel

When you reminisce about your oldest friends that are still in your life, think about what you'll be doing years from now. Will you be by each other's sides when you're old, too?

"Can you imagine us

Years from today

Sharing a park bench quietly?

How terribly strange

To be seventy

Old friends

Memory brushes the same years

Silently sharing the same fear"

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