21 Best Songs About Friendship (With Music Video + Lyrics)

Songs about friendship can help you communicate your emotions, recall happy times spent with friends in the past, or just feel the support of others as you listen to so.

These songs always remind us that no matter how alone we may feel or how cruel the world may be toward us, we have someone by our side who is ready to listen, understand and support us through good and bad times. And that is our FRIEND.

21 Best Songs About Friendship (With Music Video + Lyrics)

Here are 21 Best Songs About Friendship

1. You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor

Official Live Video: James Taylor – You've Got a Friend (from Squibnocket) – YouTube
Lyric Video: James Taylor You've Got a Friend lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: James Taylor – You've Got A Friend Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The words of the song are about platonic love. The kind of love for someone else is so great that you would do everything for them.

Winter, spring, summer, or fall
All you got to do is call, and I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah
You've got a friend

Whatever the season or time of year, a friend will come over immediately if you call them. This song also reminds you that you have a friend you can reach. This demonstrates how friendship works; they are the people you can turn to in times of hardship.

2. That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick Feat. Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Elton John

Official Music Video: Dionne Warwick – That's What Friends Are For – YouTube
Lyric Video: That's What Friends Are For (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Dionne Warwick – That's What Friends Are For Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This is one of the ultimate classic songs about friendship.

Oh, keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowing you can always count on me for sure'
Cause I tell you, that's what friends are for
Oh, good times and for bad times
I'll be on your side forever more

We all face difficult situations in life, and sometimes all we need is somebody to be there for us, and this song serves as a reminder that you have a companion you can depend on. Friends embrace you for who you are, flaws and all, happy and sad, good and bad. They don't leave when things become challenging. They will always be on your side, to support and love you.

3. I’m Only Me When I’m With You by Taylor Swift

Official Music Video: Taylor Swift – I'm Only Me When I'm With You – YouTube
Lyric Video: Taylor Swift – I’m Only Me When I’m With You (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Taylor Swift – I'm Only Me When I'm With You Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song is about how we feel at ease with our friends and how we can be our genuine selves. We find it challenging to be our actual selves with other people. But with our friends, we feel completely comfortable and as if we can be honest with ourselves and exhibit our true selves.

And I don't try to hide my tears
The secrets or my deepest fears
Through it all, nobody gets me like you do
And you know everything about me
You say you can't live without me

Friends are the individuals that keep your secrets hidden from the rest of the world and have meaningful discussions about nothing and everything. We become open to the world when we are with our friends as they always try to understand us.

4. Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Music Video: Bill Withers – Lean on me (1973) – YouTube
Lyric Video: leon on me – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Bill Withers – Lean On Me Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“Lean on Me” implies it is okay to be weak while relying on others. That it's alright to confide in people about your grief, that it's okay to let your guard down and let your friends grab you. This song implies that sometimes we can't bear it alone. Thus it's good to lean on others.

Lean on me when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on

Friends may help you cope with significant sickness, the loss of employment or a loved one, the breakdown of relationships, or any other personal matters, even if it's simply having someone to share your troubles with.

5. I’ll Be There For you by The Rembrandts

Official Audio: The Rembrandts- I'll be there for you (official video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: The Rembrandts – I'll Be There For You + Lyrics (#Friends theme Song) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: The Rembrandts – I'll Be There For You (Theme From Friends) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This popular song serves as the theme music for the television show Friends. “Friends” is a famous television sitcom that aired from 1994 to 2004. As a result, this song premiered on the program that same year.

I'll be there for you.
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
(‘Cause you're there for me too)

I'll be there for you, suggesting that this individual will be by your side throughout the entire fiasco. It is said in the lyrics that he will be there for his buddy in the same way that his friend is there for him. This simply means the ideal way to describe how friendship works. Friends look out for each other.

6. One Friend by Dan Seals

Official Lyric Video: ONE FRIEND (Lyrics) – Dan Seals – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Dan Seals – One Friend Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song is dedicated to a friend that understands, knows, and believes in you. This is a compilation of simple thoughts for a genuine friend who understands each other and has bonds that could endure a lifetime. A real friend.

Someone who understands me
And knows me inside out
Helps keep me together
And believes without a doubt
That I could move a mountain
Someone to tell it to

7. Count on Me by Bruno Mars

Official Music Video: Bruno Mars – Count On Me (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Bruno Mars – Count on Me (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
We find out what we're made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

It's great to have a companion when everything is going well, but you know you have a special friend when they're here for you and even when things are difficult. This song's theme is that regardless of where these two friends are in the world and how much suffering they are, they can always depend on each other for everything, at any moment.

8. Stand by Me by Ben E. King

Official Audio: Ben E. King – Stand By Me – YouTube
Lyric Video: Ben E King – Stand By Me (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Ben E. King – Stand By Me Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Whenever you're in trouble, won't you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me.

Stand by me to support me. Various circumstances are discussed in this song, and the phrase “Stand by Me” is mentioned after each.

Friendship is all about sticking up for and supporting one another. Friends are family members we choose to include and stay in our life.

9. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Official Audio: Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack – YouTube
Lyric Video: Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (Lyrics) ft. Charlie Puth – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Wiz Khalifa – See You Again Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
First, you both go out your way and the vibe is feeling strong
And what's small turned to a friendship
A friendship turned to a bond
And that bond will never be broken
The love will never get lost (The love will never get lost)

“See You Again” is a dedication to late FAst and Furious actor Paul Walker, who unfortunately died in November 2013 after his vehicle crashed and caught fire in Valencia, California.

This song expresses how much the Fast and Furious cast treasures their friendship with Paul till they meet again. It is the story of how a little bond blossomed into a lifelong relationship.

As the favorite quotation of Dom (Vin Diesel) states, “I don't have friends. I got family.”

10. You’re My Best Friend by Queen

Official Audio: Queen – You're My Best Friend (Official Video) – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: your my best friend by Queen with lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Mariah Carey – Anytime You Need A Friend Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Ooh, you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive
Ooh, you make me live now, honey
Ooh, you make me live

This song was created for a friend who became a lover. Most love stories nowadays begin with friendship and progress into a romantic connection, and this one is no exception. The author expresses how, despite how harsh the world is, his best friend helps him forgive and want to live.

11. Friends by Meghan Trainor

Official Audio: Just a Friend to You – YouTube
Lyric Video: Meghan Trainor – Friends (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Meghan Trainor – Friends Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
I know everything's gonna be fine
‘Cause I got all my friends with me

This song tells the story of how our friends help us when we are in trouble. It mentioned that when we need help, have no money for an apartment, and her heart has broken apart, she knows who to call, and that is her friend.

12. You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman

Official Music Video Link for Toy Story: You've Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman (Toy Story Edition) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Randy Newman – You've Got a Friend in Me (From “Toy Story 4″/Audio Only) | Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Randy Newman – You've Got A Friend In Me Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Unfamiliarity is a constant motif throughout the Toy Story series; that is, the struggle of each film focuses on the main characters finding themselves in new, strange situations, far off the comfort of the child's bedroom in which they are acclimated.

When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me

Toy Story's individuals discover themselves far from what they've known as home. This line of lyrics can be interpreted as a reiteration that friendship is permanent, even in extreme circumstances.

13. A Friend Like You by Andy Grammer

Official Audio: A Friend Like You – YouTube
Lyrics Video: A FRIEND LIKE YOU (lyrics video) by andy grammer – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Andy Grammer – A Friend Like You Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This is not your typical song.

Dude, I love you, bro, I love you, man, I love you
You're my brother from another, ‘nother mother
You are my favorite, I'm not ashamed to admit
Cause I do, dude, I do

The song is about a person, probably a boy, expressing his thoughts towards another male and their strong connection, most likely as “best friends.”
We are raised to assume that males do not do such sweet things, yet this song contradicts this conventional view by stating how much he adores his boy best friend.

14. With a Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles

Official Audio Remastered: With A Little Help From My Friends (Remastered 2009) – YouTube
Lyric Video: The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Avicii – Wake Me Up Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends

This is a fun song from The Beatles, widely regarded as the greatest band of all time.
We get through each day with the support of a friend. A little help from a pal may make everything go more smoothly.

15. Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C

Official Music: Vitamin C – Graduation (Friends Forever) [Official Music Video] – YouTube
Lyric Video: Graduation Song – Vitamin C – Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Vitamin C – Graduation (Friends Forever) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

This song is about remembering their friendship and wondering how they will be in the future. We all have friendships that are slipping apart as we get older. They will, however, be friends for the rest of their lives.

16. Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold

Official Music Video: Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being A Friend (Official Music Video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Future Reflections (MGMT w/ lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: MGMT – Future Reflections Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant

The song's title incorporates the notion of a solid relationship and conveys appreciation for this happy relationship. A friendship. Every friend provides importance to your life in a particular manner, so offering thank you words to friends is a thoughtful gesture. “Thank you” may be a compelling set of words; it just shows how happy and grateful you are for being their friend.

17. Best Friends by Missy Elliott Feat. Aaliyah

Official Audio: Best Friends (feat. Aaliyah) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Missy Elliott, Aaliyah – Best Friends (Lyric Video) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Missy ‘Misdemeanor' Elliott – Best Friends Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
My best friend say
Don't let you ruin my life
Cuz you don't do for me
And you don't act right

This song is about a friend who is so crazy for someone that it is wrecking her life. As a result, the friend said don't harm her life and act appropriately. This is precisely what occurs in real life when our good friends wake us up from our mistakes, and when we are blindsided by love, our friends tell us honestly because they love us.
But, through it all, the friend promises to be there for her in times of need and that she can still rely on her.

18. Friends by Beyonce and Jay Z

Official Audio: FRIENDS – YouTube
Lyric Video:Friends – The Carters – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Jackson 5 – I'll Be There Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Both Beyoncé and JAY-Z acknowledge the crucial responsibilities their friends serve in their life and how they contributed to their success.

They pray, pray for me, they pray, pray for me
See better things for me, want better days for me, unexceptionally

This song explains that friends pray for each other, lift each other up, and never let them drown.

19. True Friend by Hannah Monatana (Miley Cyrus)

Official Music Video: Hannah Montana – True Friend Music Video – YouTube
Lyric Video: Hannah Montana – True Friend + Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Hannah Montana – True Friend Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“True Friend” is a song by Miley Cyrus that she sang as Hannah Montana for the Disney Channel series of the same name in which she starred.

True friends will go to the end of the earth
‘Til they find the things you need
Friends hang on through the ups and the downs
‘Cause they've got someone to believe in

This is without a doubt one of the best songs ever! It talks about how true friends will be there if anything isn't right and will always have your back.

20. Umbrella by Rhianna

Official Live Video: Rihanna – Umbrella (Orange Version) (Official Music Video) ft. JAY-Z – YouTube
Lyric Video: Rihanna – Umbrella | Lyrics Songs – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Rihanna – Umbrella Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
An umbrella provides shelter from the rain, and rain represents negativity and vulnerability in this context. The song is about a storm approaching, as Rihanna offers her loved one protection beneath her umbrella.

When the sun shine, we shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be your friend
Took an oath,
I'ma stick it out to the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella

Rihanna consoles her lover or friend by promising to be there for him in good and bad times. The umbrella represents her support.

21. Always Be Together by Little Mix

Official Audio: Always Be Together – YouTube
Lyric Video: Little Mix ~ Always Be Together ~ Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics:Little Mix – Always Be Together Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The song serves as both an anthem and a pledge of friendship. It talks about how they will “always be together”, even if they're separated by space and time. 

We are friends for life
Hold that deep inside
Let this be your drive
To survive
When you need me
The heavens will send
A message within

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