Top 10 Songs About Best Friends

Updated on November 27, 2018
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Barbara. "The Song Hunter," has spent over 40 years writing poetry and lyrics. In her spare time, she loves to find songs that tell stories.

Top songs for best friends featured. Not your typical best friends playlist. A few surprise selections featured.
Top songs for best friends featured. Not your typical best friends playlist. A few surprise selections featured. | Source

This is not your standard top 10 playlist. It covers multiple decades and multiple genres. To help you choose the most suitable best friend songs, you can read a brief summary about each one. I've also included a sample of the essential lyrics, as well as the related music video.

1. "You're My Best Friend" by Queen

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

3. "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw

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

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

6. "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars

7. "Thank You" by Celine Dion

8. "When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating

9. "Lovers and Friends" by The Bee Gees & Ronan Keating

10. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" by The Carpenters

1. "You're My Best Friend" by Queen

Album: A Night at the Opera

Year: 1975

You're always there for me. If you have a buddy you've counted on for every life challenge, this best friend song needs to be on your playlist. "You're My Best Friend" by Queen has survived generations to become one of the ultimate best friend songs. If you're blessed with a friendship that's lasted as long as this tune, you're a lucky person.

Essential Lyrics:

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

Album: For The Love

Year: 2007

When you need them, they're there. You find out who your friends are when you're in trouble or in a lurch. That's right, they just show up to help you through it. They never ask what's in it for me. When things are going well, everyone seems to be there, but when times get tough, who stays? That's what this best friend song is all about.

Essential Lyrics:

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
Never stop to think "What's in it for me?"
Or "It's way too far"
They just show on up
With their big old heart
You find out who your friends are

3. "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw

Album: A Place in the Sun

Year: 1999

You've never had anyone you could count on until they showed up. You are lovers and best friends. Your life hasn't been the same since you've been with them and life with them makes perfect sense. They've stood by you through all the good times and bad and there could never be another to fill those shoes. As the years go by you keep getting closer and closer to each other.

Essential Lyrics:

You stand by me you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You're right there to save me
You make me see how much I have
And I still tremble when we touch
And oh the look in your eyes
When we make love

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

Album: Toy Story

Year: 1995

This classic by Randy Newman will live for generations to come. Most of us know the song, but what best friend song playlist would be complete without including it? When you search online for best friend songs, this tune usually shows up in the top ten choices. Like Woody and Buzz from Toy Story it's a friendship that will last forever. It's friendship destiny.

Essential Lyrics:

You've got troubles, well I've got 'em too
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
We stick together and we see it through
You've got a friend in me

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

Album: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

Year: 1971

You're letting someone know that they've got a friend in you. No matter what's going on in their life, you'll always be there for them. Your friendship is rock solid and you're both all about supporting each other no matter where, when or why.

Essential Lyrics:

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

6. "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars

Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Year: 2010

When called to help our friends in need, that's how they find out what we're made of. This beautiful lesser known Bruno Mars song touches upon the loyalty of friendship with simple musical sweetness. The doo-wop music and lyrics positively remind us that true friends can always count on each other.

Essential Lyrics:

You can 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
You'll be there
'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

7. "Thank You" by Celine Dion

Album: Loved Me Back to Life

Year: 2013

When you want to thank your best friend for being there for you, this is your song. The low key soft music give the lyrics the focus they deserve. 'Thank You' by Celine Dion is about expressing gratitude and going the extra mile to give your eternal thanks for all that was done for you.

Essential Lyrics:

And for your friendly face
And for just your smile
Simply understanding
What I'm going through right now
And just before I…

8. "When You Say Nothing At All" by Ronan Keating

Album: Notting Hill

Year: 1999

The best of friends never have to speak a word to each other, they just know. The deepest friendships are about smiles, holding hands and understanding without speaking what's in the heart and mind of the other. If you and your best friend have this kind of relationship, add this gorgeous song to your playlist.

Essential Lyrics:

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best, you say it best, when you say nothing at all

9. "Lovers and Friends" by Ronan Keating Featuring The Bee Gees

Album: On the UK/Japan Version of Bee Gees album 'Love Songs'

Year: 2005

If you live in North America, you may not be familiar with this fantastic tune. It's the bonus track on the UK/Japan version of the Bee Gees album 'Love Songs' released in 2005. If you're listening for the first time, lucky you. It's uplifting, and in typical Ronan Keating and Bee Gees style, is catchy and worthy of multiple consecutive replays! The song is exactly as the title reveals; a relationship where you're both lovers and friends. The best kind of friend may well be the one you're also in love with. If that's your story, it's worth repeating, lucky you.

Essential Lyrics:

Lovers and friends
Taken from high above
I become yours tonight
Tell me it's me you love
Lovers and friends
Bound by each others souls

10. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" by The Carpenters

Album: A Song for You

Year: 1972

Take a step back in time to 1972 and listen to these words sung by the magnificent, one of a kind songbird, Karen Carpenter. The tune is about that special friend, the one who stands with you no matter how high the mountains are to climb. As the lyrics say, 'I can take all the madness the world has to give, but I won't last a day without you'. Dedicate this one to your best friend or the love of your life, it works in either case. Gorgeous song!

Essential Lyrics:

When there's no gettin' over that rainbow
When my smallest of dreams won't come true
I can take all the madness the world has to give
But I won't last a day without you

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    © 2018 Barbara Tremblay Cipak

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      • Brite-Ideas profile imageAUTHOR

        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        13 days ago from Toronto, Canada

        Thank you Linda

      • Linda BookLady profile image

        Linda Jo Martin 

        13 days ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

        Wonderful songs - and a lot I've never listened to before.

      • Brite-Ideas profile imageAUTHOR

        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        13 days ago from Toronto, Canada

        Mary, how nice, must have been so much fun

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        Mary Norton 

        13 days ago from Ontario, Canada

        Love these songs. Remind me of the many friends I have had. Last Sunday, a friend I have not seen for 19 years came to visit and we just picked up just like before. We are lucky to have friends.

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