Top 5 Best Songs About People Stuck in the Friend Zone

Updated on September 3, 2018
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When life tries to break me down, only music can make me feel alright. Let me share music's greatest gift through my top playlists!

Love is a little more complicated than what some people might think. One of the hardest parts of falling for someone is the "unrequited love." Being stuck in the infamous space called the "friend zone" is the worst. This is where you fall in love with a friend, but he or she doesn't feel the same way and would just like to stay as friends. Have you ever been "friend-zoned" before? Let me make you feel a little bit better (or worse) with five of the most relatable songs about being stuck in the friend zone.

Top Songs About the Friend Zone

  1. "FRIENDS" by Marshmello and Anne-Marie
  2. "End Game" by Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran, Future
  3. "Prettiest" Friend by Jason Mraz
  4. "Friends" by Ed Sheeran
  5. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

Below are detailed descriptions about each of the songs on this list. Listen. Enjoy. Remember, you're not alone in the dreaded friend zone.

FRIENDS by Marshmello  and Anne-Marie
FRIENDS by Marshmello and Anne-Marie | Source

1. "FRIENDS" by Marshmello and Anne-Marie

Artists: Marshmello, Anne-Marie

Released: 2018

Album: Speak Your Mind

Genre: Pop

Songwriters: Marshmello; Natalie Dunn; Anne-Marie Nicholson

This is one of the biggest hits of this year, having listed number 1 in several countries. It is about a girl trying to put her friend in "friend zone". It sounds like they've known each other since childhood and now the guy is expressing his love for her. But yeah, she doesn't love him that way and practically begging to stop fancying her because she only sees him as a brother and doesn't want to ruin the friendship they have. Hard for both parties in my opinion. By the way, Anne-Marie and Marshmello looks totally cute in the video. This is such an awesome song.

You say you love me, I say you crazy

We're nothing more than friends

You're not my lover, more like a brother

I known you since we were like ten, yeah

— Marshmello & Anne-Marie (FRIENDS)
End Game by Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran, Future
End Game by Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran, Future

2. "End Game" by Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran, Future

Artist: Taylor Swift

Featured artists: Ed Sheeran, Future

Released: 2017

Album: reputation

Genres: Rhythm and blues, Pop

Songwriters: Ed Sheeran, Johan Shellback, Max Martin, Nayvadius Wilburn, Taylor Swift

This is one of T-Swift's most current hit. This album is definitely different from Taylor's past sweet country albums, for it has a little more angst. In this track, she gives us a huge dose of pop, rap and all of Taylor's usual magic together with Ed Sheeran and Future's amazing rapping skills. The song is about someone who has a 'reputation' and is friend with someone who she wants to be her end game. "End game" refers to someone you will end up with. And in this instance, the girl doesn't want to level up they relationship because she's scared that they'll just break up and will not be the same anymore, but still hopes that they'll get together in the end.

I don't wanna touch you,

I don't wanna be

Just another ex-love,

you don’t wanna see

I don’t wanna miss you

(I don't wanna miss you)

Like the other girls do

— Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran, Future (End Game)
Prettiest Friend by Jason Mraz
Prettiest Friend by Jason Mraz | Source

3. "Prettiest" Friend by Jason Mraz

Artist: Jason Mraz

Released: 2005

Album: Mr. A-Z

Genre: Acoustic

Songwriter: Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz never fails to give us all the feels, just like in this song that can be the theme song of all friend zone stories. It is about a guy who secretly likes a friend and is trying to make his move a tiny step at a time for he is afraid to scare her away. This is sang so smoothly and has such a romantic story for lyrics. Who wouldn't love a sweet Jason Mraz song that can make you remember that love is a beautiful thing?

I wrote this for my prettiest friend

But while trying not to prove that I care

I was trying not to make all my moves in one motion and scare her away

— Jason Mraz (Prettiest Friend)
Friends by Ed Sheeran
Friends by Ed Sheeran | Source

4. "Friends" by Ed Sheeran

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Released: 2014

Album: x

Genre: Pop

Songwriter: Ed Sheeran

Written about his friends, Ed Sheeran's song "Friends" is about two people who are friends but seems to be more than that. They both feel that there's something going on between them. They just can't say what because it can bring complications in their life. They know that they can't be together yet they treat each other more than what they should. They're scared that someone would steal the other and that for me is the harder part. This is such a sad song and I hope that anyone experiencing this would find the courage to tear down the boundaries and get the love that they deserve.

But then again, if we're not friends

Someone else might love you too

And then again, if we're not friends

There'd be nothing I could do, and that's why

Friends should sleep in other beds

And friends shouldn't kiss me like you do

And I know that there's a limit to everything

But my friends won't love me like you

— Ed Sheeran (Friends)
You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift
You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift | Source

5. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

Artist: Taylor Swift

Album: Fearless

Released: 2008

Genres: Country pop, Pop

Songwriters: Liz Rose, Taylor Swift

Released almost ten years ago, this still gets me every time. Who did not sing along to this tune about secretly falling in love with a friend and being scared to say it because you don't think you're enough? This is cute and sad at the same time. We just hope that like in the music video, the sweet happy ending will also happen in real life and our crushes are also secretly in love with us. A girl can only dream.

I'm the one who makes you laugh

When you know you're about to cry

And I know your favorite songs

And you tell me about your dreams

I think I know where you belong

I think I know it's with me

— Taylor Swift (You Belong With Me)

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