13 Best Songs About Friendship

Eddy Villa

Friendship is an important part of life. Friends can make you feel good when you are down, they can take your mind off the stressors of life and help you forget about bad things that have happened to us. Good friends stick by our side during the good times and the bad. Writing a list of songs about friendship is no easy task, but I have done it so you don’t have to.

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Stand by Me – Ben E King

Ben E. King - Stand By Me (Audio)

Stand by Me is about how friends should be there for each other when times are tough. It is one of the most well known songs about friendship. It is also one of the most covered songs of all time. Also the song has quite a few covers by different artists that incorporate other genres (i.e. punk, metal).

I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5

Jackson 5-I'll Be There

This song was written by Michael Jackson and produced by his father, Joseph Jackson. It was originally recorded for The Jackson 5’s album Third Album. The song is about how a friend will be there for you no matter what. Since its release in 1970, the song has been covered by various artists and has been featured in TV shows and movies.

Smile – Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker - Smile [Official Video]

The lyrics to Smile say “Cause I’m looking at my best friend, and what do I see? The only difference between me and you is you see what you want to be and I see what I am.” It is a reminder that friends are different, but they should also celebrate each other’s differences. Smile is a song about being happy with who you are, and being happy for your friends.

Best Friends – Madonna

This song is very different from the other songs on this list because it is about how Madonna is best friends with herself. Her lyrics say “Yes I love me, oh yeah, more than anybody else.” Although she doesn’t write off having friends in her life it shows that they are not as important to her as she is.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Official Music Video)

This song is about how we should not worry and just be happy. The lyrics say “In every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double.” The song is very upbeat and positive, which is perfect for a list about friendship.

I’ll Stand by You – The Pretenders


This song was written by Chrissie Hynde and appeared on The Pretenders album Last of the Independents. It is about how friends will be there for you through thick and thin, no matter what happens. Friends are there to help you through anything.

Sending All My Love – Linear

Linear - Sending All My Love (Official Video)

Linear is an R&B group that formed in 1991. This song, Sending All My Love, was written by all four members of the group and appeared on their self-titled album Linear. It is a slow jam about how a friend can make you feel special and cared for.

My Best Friend – Aaliyah

Best Friends (feat. Aaliyah)

This Is song was written by Missy Elliott and Timbaland and appeared on Aaliyah’s album One in a Million. It is about how a friend can be there for you when nobody else is. The lyrics say “When I was down, you were there for me, without you I don’t know where I would be.”

Best Friends – Brandy

Brandy - Best Friend (Official Video)

This song was written by Diane Warren and appeared on Brandy’s album Never Say Never. It is about how friends are always there for each other, no matter what happens. The lyrics say “We’ll be best friends forever, ’till the end of time.”

Friends – Michael W. Smith


This song was written by Michael W. Smith and appeared on his album Change Your World. It is about how a friend will be there for you through tough times, no matter how much time has passed. The lyrics say “No need to give up now, ’cause love is alive..”

Friends – Elton John

Elton John - Friends

This song was written by Bernie Taupin and appeared on Elton John’s album Love Songs. It is about the power of friendship and how it can last forever. The lyrics say “Our friendship will never die, as long as I live I’ll be there for you.”

We Are the Champions – Queen

Queen - We Are The Champions (Live)

This song was written by Freddie Mercury and appeared on the album News of the World. It is about how a friend can be there for you when nobody else. The lyrics say “And though we’ll never meet again, I know you’ll always be my friend.”

Friendship – Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana - True Friend + Lyrics

This song was written by Toby Gad and appeared on the Hannah Montana 2 album. It is about how friends are there for each other even when they are miles apart. The lyrics say “Even if we’re far apart, I know you’re always in my heart.”

So there you have it: 20 of the best songs about friendship. Whether you’re feeling down and need some cheering up, or just want to celebrate the power of platonic love, these tunes are sure to hit the spot. So put on your dancing shoes, crank up the volume, and get ready to party with your best friends! Thanks for reading!