We all have those best friends that are irreplaceable and make life a whole lot easier. That’s why there are so many songs with lyrics about best friends. I mean, how else are we going to commemorate these five-star friendships?
This list of classic hits are total best friend jams; Whether you’re in the grocery store, the car, or at a backyard Brooklyn party, you can’t help but stop and sing-a-long to these catchy bestie tunes.
Here’s a compilation of songs with lyrics about best friends.
“You Got A Friend In Me” By Randy Newman
This song, also known as the Toy Story anthem, is all about having that friend you can count on. And, isn’t that what everyone wants?
“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”
These lyrics definitely depict a true friend. Even when things are low and you’re feeling blue, friendship will help you make it through. Just always remember that you’re not alone.
“You’re My Best Friend” By Queen
With a song title like this, we can’t help but deny that these are lyrics about best friends. But, more specifically, it’s about that significant other who is so much more than that; A friend first and a lover second.
“Oh, 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”
Queen has had us singing this song to our SO’s for years and years…So, don’t stop us now.
“Thank You For Being A Friend” By Andrew Gold
Isn’t it nice to say ‘thank you’ to your friend for being just the absolute best all the time? Well, that’s probably why Andrew Gold sang this diddy. The opening line pretty much sets the tone for the whole song.
“Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down a road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant”
And, of course, this song was made famous by The Golden Girls, who are the prime example of #BestFriendGoals.
“I’ll Be There” By The Jackson 5
This song’s sweet melody paired with the lyrics about best friends or lovers make us sway and hum. The words of the song promise to always be there and what more could you ask of a best friend?
“Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, well that’s all I’m after
Whenever you need me, I’ll be there
I’ll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you
Just call my name and I’ll be there”
This is a classic tribute to our ultimate BFFs that will never be forgotten.
“I’ll Be There For You” By The Rembrandts
“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”
It’s easy to forget the amazing support system you have when you’re feeling blue. But, this song will help you to remember that your friends will be there for you when the going gets tough.
“Wannabe” By The Spice Girls
Now, The Spice Girls totally hit the nail on the head with this doozy of a song. These best friend lyrics are directed toward a potential lover…and they could not be more relatable.
“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends
(Gotta get with my friends)
Make it last forever, friendship never ends
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give
(You’ve got to give)
Taking is too easy, but that’s the way it is”
Real talk: If you want to be in a relationship, you must accept their friends. Friendship is forever. End of story. Bye.
“With A Little Help From My Friends” By Joe Cocker
Friends are great for a lot of things. And, Joe Cocker definitely makes that clear in his lyrics about best friends.
“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”
Friends are what keeps us going through all the ups and downs of life. So, yeah, we get it, Joe. We definitely wouldn’t have gotten this far without our BFFs by our side.
“Graduation (Friends Forever)” By Vitamin C
Does this song make anyone else cry? Damn, Vitamin C, you get us every single time. I remember singing this in the car with my best friend on the way to our high school graduation…seriously cliche, but seriously relatable lyrics.
“As we go on
All the times we
And as our lives change
We will still be
If you have a friend that you can see every five years or so and it feels like not a day has passed, then you’ll definitely understand Miss C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)”.
“You’ve Got A Friend” By James Taylor
This sweet promise by James Taylor reminds us that all we have to do is ask for help and our besties will be there for us in a heartbeat.
“You just call out my name
And, you know, wherever I am
I’ll come running (oh yeah, baby)
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you’ve got to do is call
And I’ll be there, (yeah yeah yeah)
You’ve got a friend”
These lyrics about best friends definitely emulate the true meaning of friendship. It never matters what is going on in your own life, if your best friend needs help, you’ll be there.