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100 Best Friend Songs That Stir Up Emotions

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Searching for deep and stirring songs about friendship? Look no further!

Searching for deep and stirring songs about friendship? Look no further!

What Are the Best Songs About Friendship?

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


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 sentiment needs to be conveyed through songs.

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 your friendship. A diverse expression of sentiments can be conveyed through songs for your bestie. A best friend can be a:

  • lover,
  • friend,
  • brother or sister,
  • father or mother,
  • husband or 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

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

© 2018 Ansel Pereira