True friends are always there for you when needed. Someone you can laugh, cry, party, travel with, but more importantly, someone you can rely on. You can ask your friends for advice, hang out with them all day, and even tell them your deepest secrets – they’re the definition of a good ride or die.
It’s no wonder artists have been inspired to make songs about their trusted crews and BFFs, helping to prove just how much everyone needs a good circle of friends. Here are 25 songs about friendships to help you celebrate your team.
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“Best Friend” – Brandy
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“Best Friend” was released as Brandy’s third single from her self-titled debut album. Sometimes a best friend can also be a sibling, which in Brandy’s case is her brother Ray J. In the song, Brandy mentions that a best friend is someone she can always rely on and towards. whom she can count, and she will reciprocate. things.
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“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Randy Newman
For viewers who have watched any of the films in the Toy Story franchise, they know Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” very well. His stance on being a good friend is evident throughout the song, but especially in the second verse as he sings, “You got trouble, and I got ’em too / There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do for you / We stick together and we go all the way / Because you have a friend in me.
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“Friends” – The Carters
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z team up on their song “Friends” as they give props to the real pals who have always had their back. They differentiate how they have ride-or-die teams, while some people may have fake friends around them. More importantly, Jay and Bey talk about how true friends are so close to them that they’ve become more like family.
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“Anytime You Need a Friend” was the last single from Mariah Carey’s third album. Music Box. On the faith-inspired track, Carey is joined by a choir as she reflects on how people can never be alone because they will always have a friend in God.
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“Best Friend” – 50 Cent feat. Olivier
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50 Cent wears his heart on his sleeve on his single “Best Friend.” He doesn’t know if his friend is currently dating someone else, but he hopes that’s not the case as he wants to become something more. On the hook, he says, “If I was your best friend / I want you all the time / Girl, I’ll be your best friend / I promise you’ll be mine.”
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“Daughter”: the child of destiny
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Destiny’s Child sort of tells a two-part story on their single “Girl.” Part of the song is about a girl going through the ups and downs of love, while the other part is about her friends being honest with her and being there for her as she tries. to understand the relationship.
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“Graduation (Friends Forever)” – Vitamin C
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Vitamin C’s biggest hit to date is her 2000 single “Graduation (Friends Forever)”. As the singer reminisces about the good times at school during her transition to adulthood, she reflects on the way life brings many changes, but true friendship will always stand the test of time.
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“That’s what friends are for” – Dionne Warwick
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Dionne Warwick teamed up with Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight on their hit song “That’s What Friends Are For.” Upon its release in 1985, it became a charity single for AIDS awareness and prevention. On the hook, they sing, “Keep smiling, keep shining / Knowing you can always count on me for sure / That’s what friends are for.”
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“Click” -Kanye West with. Big Sean and Jay-Z
When Kanye West released his Good Music compilation album cruel summer in 2012, one of the most notable singles was “Clique”. He teamed up with Big Sean and Jay-Z as they exchange verses about having a strong team by their side and how no other team of friends can compete.
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“Good Friend and a Glass of Wine” – Leanne Rimes
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Sometimes people just need to spend some quality time with their friends while sipping on the best libations. Leanne Rimes knows this feeling all too well in her single “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine”. If a person wants to relax after a long week, nothing like a good wine and a good conversation to alleviate it.
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“What About Your Friends” -TLC
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On TLC’s “What About Your Friends,” the group reflects on their success, but then wonders how they can be treated by friends. They realize that the true friends who were there before success should definitely be there through thick and thin.
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“You are my best friend” – Queen
People have often said that anyone getting married should make sure that their partner is also their best friend. Queen bassist John Deacon wrote the band’s hit single “You’re My Best Friend” as a love ode to his wife. People who marry their best friends always have someone there for support, comfort, love and happiness.
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“No New Friends” – DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross
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DJ Khaled is known for his star collaborations and one of his standout singles is “No New Friends”. He teamed up with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake to stay with his day one team. On the track, they feel they don’t need to make new friends since their current circle is all they need.
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BTS’s “Friends” tells the story of a reflection on the memories between members V and Jimin. The group reminisces about everything from school uniforms to movie nights and show how their friendship blossomed over time.
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“Best Friend” – Saweetie and Doja Cat
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Saweetie teamed up with Doja Cat on their single “Best Friend”. The song is all about showcasing the traits of a friend, from their success to their personality, and ultimately supporting each other.
Amy Winehouse thinks of camaraderie in a different light in her song “Just Friends.” It tells the story of being with a man who is in a committed relationship with someone else. While she wants to keep things a bit platonic, things seem to turn out otherwise.
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“True Friends”—Kanye West
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Kanye West’s “Real Friends” shows a different kind of insight into friendships. It reflects how his lifestyle caused him to neglect relationships with friends and family. He knows that some of his friendships have resulted in fallout and realizes that people he was once close to probably used him for fame.
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“I’ll be there for you” – The Rembrandts
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There is no doubt that the sitcom Friends was one of the most popular TV shows of the 90s and early 2000s. Even for people who never watched an episode, many people still knew the show’s theme song, “I’ ll Be There For You”. Performed by The Rembrandts, the track hit number one on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.
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“Just Friends (Sunny)” – Musiq Soulchild
When Musiq Soulchild released his single “Just Friends (Sunny)” in 2000, he became an artist to watch within the new-soul movement. The track is about Musiq showing interest in a potential partner, but he doesn’t want to push. He knows that any good relationship will require truly knowing each other and being friends.
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“Best Friend” – Ledisi
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In 2007 Ledisi released their third album, lost found, which featured the cut album “Best Friend”. The feel-good track tells the story of a woman who has been a man’s best friend since she was a teenager, and she realizes how much she truly loves him. She fantasizes that one day they will be more than friends and hopes the feeling is mutual.
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“I’ll Back You” – Pretenders
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The 1994 Pretenders track “I’ll Stand By You” emphasizes how comforting and loyal people should be to the people who matter most to them. Even if other people are against them, “I’ll Stand By You” ensures that you always have your friends’ backs when they need it.
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People always need a friend they know they can call on. Bruno Mars reflects on this feeling in his song “Count On Me”. On the hook, he sings, “I can count on you like 4, 3, 2 / And you’ll be there / ‘Cause that’s what friends are meant to do.”
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Taylor Swift’s 2019 track “It’s Nice To Have A Friend” tells the story of childhood friends growing up and getting married. The song helps detail the timeline of love, from a school bell ringing in the first verse to a church bell ringing in the third verse.
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“Lean on Me” – Bill Withers
Bill Withers’ hit song “Lean On Me” is one of the most iconic songs about friendships. The track finds Withers letting his friends know he’s always there for them if they need help or picking them up when they’re down. On deck, he sings, “Call me brother, when you need a helping hand / We all need someone to lean on.”
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“Count On Me” is a duet between Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans that describes the traits of true friendship. People need others to help them through life’s trials, and these types of friendships can stand the test of time. It starts with the hook as they sing, “Count me through thick and thin / A friendship that’ll never end / When you’re weak, I’ll be strong / Help you carry on.”