Here’s a list of some songs about friendship, more precisely, a list of songs that express feelings of admiration towards great friends. There are also some songs for letting friends know they’re not alone in troubled times. I have created this list of pop songs about friendship because everything is better with friends and music, whether you are excited and celebrating, or having a bad day and feeling down. It’s nice to be able to share the feeling you get from a song you enjoy with friends.
Pop Songs About Friendship
- Pop-Rock – Rembrands – I’ll be there for you
This could perhaps be the best known song about friendship as it was the theme for the popular TV Show, Friends for so many years.
- R & B – Destiny’s Child – Girl
Great one for all the girls out there to remember your girlfriends are there to talk to if you are going through a tough time.
- American Pop – Vitamin C – Graduation (Friends Forever)
More of a graduation song but certainly about ‘friendship’ or even about ‘being friends forever’. This is quite a feelgood song, one that would remind a lot of people for years to come about their last year of high school.
- Pop – Mariah Carey – Anytime You Need A Friend
I’m going to be honest here, I am not a huge Mariah Carey fan, but this is a great song to let a friend know you are there for them.
- Pop – Toy-Box – Best Friend
No, I am not a child. Yes, I still thought this song was quite catchy, upbeat, cheerful and cute.
- Rock – The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
This is another great song to explaing your support for a friend in times of hardship with a distinct early nineties sound.
Alternative Songs About Friendship
- Alternative Rock – Foo Fighters – My Hero.
Our list of alternative songs about friendship starts with a song written about a famous friendship. Dave Grohl wrote this song in honor of his friend, Kurt Cobain. Dave felt he couldn’t thank Kurt enough for his musical inspiration.
- Australian Punk Rock – One Dollar Short – Unsung Hero
This is a song about having heroes, whoever they may be.
- Rock – U2 – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
This song is about Bono’s relationship with his dying father. With lyrics such as “You’re the reason I sing”, it is also a great song for letting someone know how much their friendship means.
- Alternative Rock – Franz Ferdinand – All My Friends
This is a cover of the LCD soundsystem song. In my opinion the LCD Soundsystem version is very hard to beat, but this is definitely worth checking out by all Franz Ferdinand fans
- Rock – White Stripes – We’re Going To Be Friends
A sweet, innocent song that seems to take us back to our childhood in the way we approach or think about friendship.
- Alternative Rock – Weezer – My Best Friend
Alternative music fans will agree, no list of songs about friendship is complete without this beautiful song. A typical Weezer song to help you tell your best friend how much they mean to you.
- Psychedelic Pop – Polyphonic Spree – Section 12 (Hold Me Now)
With lyrics such as “Don’t ever think you’re the only one when times are tough”, it is a great tune to let a friend know you are there for them.
- UK Garage – The Streets – Empty Cans
In fact, the whole streets album “A Grand Don’t Come For Free” is like a beautiful story of life, things going wrong, betrayal, a painful break up and things gradually getting better and realising who your true friends are. You will have to wait for at least 3 minutes into the song before it becomes about making amends with friends.
- Alternative Rock – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – My Friends
Last, but not list on our alternative music list of songs about friendship is this oldie but goodie from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. For RHCP fans, this is the perfect way to reach out to a friend going through tough times.
Country Songs About Friendship
Here is a list of country songs about friendship. There are songs that talk about the importance of good friends in hard times. There are songs of thanks, songs that express to a good friend just how special they are. There are songs that make wonderful promises of friendship, of sticking together through good times and bad.
- Country/Pop – LeAnn Rimes – Good Friend and a Glass of Wine
The artist sings about the need for a good friend, recognizing that a good friend is all she needs to get through the tough times.
- Country – Tracy Lawrence – Find Out Who Your Friends Are
Quite often it is when you are in trouble or when you could use a helping hand that you find out who your friends are. That is the message behind this song.
- Country – Rascal Flatts – Me and My Gang
In this song, the singer invites anyone to put their hand up if they want to hang out with him and his gang.
- Country/Southern Rock – Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
The singer feels he had no one he could count on until his best friend walked into his life. This song is filled with words of admiration towards his best friend.
- Country/Pop – Reba McEntire – I’ll Be
“Ill be your sun when your heart is filled with rain” is only one example of the great promises of friendship made in this beautiful song.
- Country – Clay Walker – Fall
This song recognizes the efforts of someone who always puts herself last in order to help others. She would put on a smile even in tough times, always giving and seldom taking. The song is an encouragement for this person, to let her know she’s not alone. It would be ok to fall every once in a while. She will be caught. She will have the love and support of her friends.
- Country/Pop – Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
This is a great song of saying goodbye and vowing to remember a good friend.
- Country/Gospel – Randy Travis – Heroes And Friends
The singer has come to the conclusion that there are but 2 things that last ’till the end. “One is your heroes, the other is your friends”.
- Country/Pop – Taylor Swift – I’m Only Me When I’m With You
This is the story of a friendship between a boy and a girl. Even though the singer’s friend drives her crazy half the time, she’s only her when she’s with him.
- Country/Pop – LeAnn Rimes – Good Friend and a Glass of Wine
Are your favourite alternative songs about friendship missing? Drop us a comment.