Top 20 Best Friend Songs Of All Time (As of 2017)
Where would we be without our best friends? They are with us through the good and bad times. They know exactly what to say or do to make us happy or piss us off (just being honest) That is what makes them great. We decided to list our favorite 20 best friend songs of all time. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
1.The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends
This classic 60s anthem told the story of friends helping each other out no matter what. The Fab Four will always be remembered for their version of this song.
2. Bill Wither – Lean On Me
Being able to lean on your friends during the hard times is what friendship is all about. Bill Wither’s heartfelt song is a timeless classic.
3. The Spice Girls – Wannabe
If you were a teen girl in the 90s then this was one of the songs, you were dancing and singing to with your friends. It is a true girl power anthem about how when you want to be with someone you got to be down with their circle of friends or it just won’t work out.
4. Kanye West, Jay Z and Big Sean – Clique
Having a great group of friends is a big comfort because you know they got your back through thick and thin. This is a great song by some of the top names in hip hop today. Listening to the lyrics you hear about how it is important to stick with your friends no matter what some people think about them.
5. The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
The Rembrandts hit it big when they were asked to do the theme song for the long running hit tv show “Friends”. This was one of the defining songs of the 1990s. “I’ll Be There For You” is what being a great friend is all about.
6. The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
Friends stick together through everything. The Pretenders defined loyalty in this hit song. The song talks about the loyalty of a friend determined to help their best friend with problems no matter what path they choose in life.
7. Weezer – My Best Friend
Weezer made the geek look cool way before the term hipster was all over the place. Well known for their alternative rock anthems, this song describes how you can always sort out your problems when you have a best friend to sit there and listen to you.
8. Queen – You’re My Best Friend
While Queen may be more well known for anthems such as “We Will Rock You”, this song shows the softer side of this popular 70s band.
9. Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being A Friend
The Golden Girls used this song for their theme song for the entire run of the hit television show. The song is catchy and simple. The lyrics show how important it is to thank our friends for being there throughout life’s tough times and good times alike.
10. Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
Although many people mistake this song for a love ballad, it is actually a song about the encouragement and hope our friends can give us in this life.
11. Rihanna – Umbrella
Who says the one you love can’t be your best friend too? Rihanna sings about the value of a platonic and romantic relationship in this hit song featuring Jay-Z.
12. Tupac – Let’s Be Friends
Although this may be a bit rough around the edges for a song about friendship, Tupac delivers the message of friendship in a way that only he can.
13. Demi Lovato – Gift Of A Friend
Demi has a sweet voice that has no problem telling the story of how much a good friend is to be valued. Indeed, friendship is a phenomenal gift in today’s hustle and bustle.
14. Leann Rimes – Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine
The title to this song says it all. How many of us rely on sweet moments where we can lay it all out with our best friend over a nice glass of wine?
15. Nicki Minaj – Girlfriend
Nicki Minaj is known for her colorful and flamboyant style. This rap anthem to a girl’s best female friend is rough but will make you get up and dance.
16. Uncle Cracker – Smile
First of all how can you not love a song called “Smile” and a music video featuring a lovable dog? Uncle Cracker makes anyone smile that listens to this song of friendship.
17. Nickelback- When We Stand Together
The rockers in Nickelback (Ha!) know the importance of standing together. How else would this award winning “band” have found the success they have achieved if they didn’t know the value of friendship.
18. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus – Girls Night Out
Miley Cyrus might has grown up a lot since singing this song about friendship but it is hard to have a list of friendship songs without including at least one song she wrote on the subject of friendship.
19. Bruno Mars – Count On Me
Bruno Mars didn’t just sing and release this song, he wrote it as well. The music video is sweet and shows Mars spending time with young kids playing music. Everyone needs to know they can count on somebody.
20. Vitamin C – Graduation
Graduation time can be a confusing time for anyone. Everyone goes their separate ways to forge their life path and only your truest friends remain close. The bittersweet feeling of growing up and finding out who your best friends are is portrayed in this catchy song from Vitamin C.
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