100 Best Friend Songs That Stir Up Emotions

Updated on September 27, 2018
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I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry.


Every individual deserves a best friend. The world may be against you, but with a best friend by your side, you know you will overcome all odds. Expressing your heart with songs is a great way to stir emotions. You don’t need an occasion to play songs for a best friend. A great way to make your bestie feel special is by compiling a playlist of songs that convey your true feelings for them. A true friend is one that is by your side at all times. A best friend is someone you can count on and trust. Ideally, a playlist of songs for a best friend should be lyrically powerful; however, the deal with friends is that there are no rules. While you can go over the top with your selection of songs, it's the expression of sentiments made by compiling songs with meaningful lyrics that make the gift have purpose. If it’s in your heart, and you haven’t said what you need to say to your bestie, go ahead and let your playlist of songs do the talking.

Top 10 Emotional Songs About Best Friends

  1. "I’ll Stand By You"- The Pretenders
  2. "Thank You"- Dido
  3. "Sunshine"- Nazareth
  4. "I’m Only Me When I’m With You"- Taylor Swift
  5. "Real Friends"- Camila Cabello
  6. "Friends"- Meghan Trainor
  7. "If I Didn’t Have You"- Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso
  8. "Gift of a Friend"- Demi Lovato
  9. "You’re My Best Friend"- Queen
  10. "My Same"- Adele

Best Friend Songs #11-30

11. "That’s My Best Friend"
Tokyo Vanity
12. "Count on Me"
Bruno Mars
13. "Me and My Arrow"
Harry Nilsson
14. "Wannabe"
Spice Girls
15. "Oath"
Cher Lloyd and Becky G
16. "I’ll Be There For You"
17. "Lean On Me"
Bill Withers
18. "Me And My Girls"
Fifth Harmony
19. "Just a Friend"
Biz Markie
20. "We’re Going to Be Friends"
The White Stripes
21. "That’s My Best Friend"
Tokyo Vanity
22. "Count on Me"
Bruno Mars
23. "Happy Together"
The Turtles
24. "With a Little Help From My Friends"
The Beatles
25. "My Best Friend"
26. "Stand By Me"
Ben E. King
27. "In My Life"
The Beatles
28. "My Old Friend"
Tim McGraw
29. "My Friend"
Blessed Union of Souls
30. "Best Friend"
Pharrell Williams

Best Friend Songs #31-50

31. "You’ve Got a Friend"
James Taylor
32. "Anytime You Need a Friend"
Mariah Carey
33. "Walking on Sunshine"
Katrina and the Waves
34. "You Can’t Make Old Friends"
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
35. "Best Friend"
Foster the People
36. "Raise Your Glass"
37. "I Will Always Love You"
Whitney Houston
38. "That’s What Friends are For"
Dionne Warwick and Friends
39. "All My Friends"
LCD Soundsystem
40. "Perfect Day"
Lou Reed
41. "Best Friend"
Sofi Tukker
42. "Umbrella"
43. "Thick as Thieves"
The Jam
44. "Started From the Bottom"
45. "Time of My Life"
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing)
46. "Graduation"
Friends Forever
47. "True Friend"
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
48. "I Miss My Friend"
Darryl Worley
49. "Song For A Friend"
Jason Mraz
50. "The Boys Are Back in Town"
Thin Lizzy

Best Friend Songs #51-70

51. "I Love My Friends"
Foster The People
52. "Tongue Tied"
53. "Me and My Gang"
Rascal Flatts
54. "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Bette Midler
55. "Lucky"
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillet
56. "Rebel Girl"
Bikini Kill
57. Thank "You For Being a Friend"
Andrew Gold
58. "My Best Friend"
Tim McGraw
59. "More Than Friends"
Jason Mraz
60. "One Call Away"
Charlie Puth
61. "Waiting on a Friend"
The Rolling Stones
62. "Friends"
The Beach Boys
63. "Just Friends"
Amy Winehouse
64. "Thank You Friends"
Big Star
65. "Why Can’t We Be Friends"
66. Amigas Cheetahs
The Cheetah Girls
67. "Whenever I Call You Friend"
Kenny Logins and Stevie Nicks
68. "Better Together"
Jack Johnson
69. "Stand By You"
Rachel Platten
70. "My One True Friend"
Bette Midler

Best Friend Songs #71-90

71. "Best Friend"
72. "Clique"
Kanye West, Jay Z, and Big Sean
73. "Friends in Low Places"
Garth Brooks
74. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Cyndi Lauper
75. "She’s My Best Friend"
The Velvet Underground
76. "I Will Remember You"
Sarah McLachlan
77. "Just The Way You Are"
Billy Joel
78. "Ya Gotta Have) Friends"
Bette Midler
79. "I Know You"
Craig David and Bastille
80. "Always Belong Together"
Little Mix
81. "You’re a Friend of Mine"
Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne
82. "How To Save a Life"
The Fray
83. "Friends"
Michael W. Smith
84. "Puff The Magic Dragon"
Peter, Paul and Mary
85. "Friends"
Elton John
86. "Internet Friends"
Knife Party
87. "Memories"
Barbara Streisand
88. "We’re Going To Be Friends"
The White Stripes
89. "All My Friend"
Jacob Sartorius
90. "Friends"
Francis and the Lights

Best Friend Songs #91-100

91. "Happy Together"
The Turtles
92. "I Turn To You"
Christina Aguilera
93. "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
Simon and Garfunkel
94. "My Best Friends"
Red Hot Chili Peppers
95. "Cool"
Gwen Stefani
96. "Bros"
Wolf Alice
97."I’ll Be Around"
98. "True Colors"
Cyndi Lauper
99. "Positively 4th Street"
Bob Dylan
100. "Rubber Duckie"

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How to Compile a Playlist of Best Friend Songs

A range of emotions can be expressed through song. When you get down to compiling songs, or making a playlist of songs, you need to decide what needs to be conveyed through songs. You can touch upon varied sentiments in a sequence. The only person who knows your best friend well is you, so it makes perfect sense to gift them a brutally honest playlist as an ode to their friendship. A diverse expression of sentiments can be conveyed through songs for your bestie. A best friend can be a lover, friend, brother, sister, father, mother, husband, wife, teacher, or any other person with whom you share a strong emotional bond. While it may sound unreal, for many animal lovers, it’s their pet that is their best friend.

When you feel comfortable sharing every little aspect of your life with a person, you realize that friend is special. A best friend is someone who will listen to you patiently and advise you. A best friend is someone you feel free to speak with at any odd hour. A best friend is someone you can laugh with and someone you can cry with. When you want to celebrate moments with your bestie, say it all with a thoughtful selection of music.

Be Thoughtful With Your Playlist of Songs

The meanings of the songs you play for a best friend should hit the right emotional notes. When making a playlist of songs for a special friend, individuals often compile their personal favorites. If you truly want to make a thoughtful playlist of songs for a best friend, make sure you have songs by bands and artists your friend likes. It is wise to opt for songs from different genres. However, if your best friend likes a particular genre of music, make sure you include a majority of songs from that genre in your playlist.

The lines below share a diverse list of songs that celebrate the essence of a best friend.

Other Notable Best Friend Songs

  • "That’s What Friends Do"—SpongeBob
  • "Anchorage"—Michelle Shocked
  • "Kryptonite"—3 Doors Down
  • "Good Friends are For Keeps"—The Carpenters
  • "Good Friends and a Glass of Wine"—LeAnn Rimes
  • "I’ll Be Missing You"—Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans
  • "I’m your Friend"—Bobby Brown
  • "Photograph"—Nickelback
  • "I’ll Back You Up"—Dave Matthews Band
  • "Stay Free"—The Clash
  • "Wish You Were Here"—Pink Floyd
  • "I Will Come To You"—Hanson
  • "Always Be Together"—The Spice Girls
  • "If I Were A Movie"- Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
  • "Where You Going Now"—Damn Yankees
  • "Welcome Back"—John Sebastian
  • "Crew Love"—Drake
  • "I’ll Be There For You"—Bon Jovi
  • "Kind and Generous"—Natalie Merchant
  • "Moonlight Feels Right"—Starbuck
  • "Friend of a Friend"—Foo Fighters
  • "Drive"—The Cars
  • "Iris"—Goo Goo Dolls
  • "I’ll Remember"—Madonna
  • "More Than Words"—Extreme
  • "The Blower’s Daughter"—Damien Rice
  • "Big Log"—Robert Plant
  • "Fields of Gold"—˘Sting
  • "Forever Friends"—Sandi Patti
  • "He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother"˘—The Hollies
  • "Friends Forever"—Thunderbugs
  • "Swing Life Away"—Rise Against
  • "When You Love a Woman"—Journey
  • "Bird of Paradise"—Snowy White
  • "Weather With You"—Crowded House
  • "Love Will Keep Us Alive"—The Eagles
  • "When I See You Smile"—Bad English

If you have a best friend song that you would like to add to the list, feel free to mention the song in the comments section. Cheers!

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© 2018 Ansel Pereira


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