The 130 Best Songs About Friendship

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We asked ourselves which are the most beautiful songs about friendships. The result is a playlist with over 100 songs that deal with the theme of friends and friendships. This list contains songs that you can sing with your friends z. B. with a Can sing karaoke night.

The songs describe the special relationship between people who trust each other and show affection.

There is nothing better than a good friendship. Having a friend who makes you a better person and who you can trust is one of the most important things in life. Friends stand by you in difficult situations z. B with a Breakup Or support you through difficult decisions.

Apart from that, of course, a friendship can often be a rather complicated thing. Some friends will hurt you, will lie, let you down and talk shit about you behind your back. But this way you will quickly realize who your real friends are.

Over time, many musicians from different musical genres have written songs about the true meaning of friendships. Whether it’s pop singers, rockers, and gangsta rappers, almost every notable performer has released a friendship song. Songs have the ability to touch us emotionally.

If you want your friend to just want to say thank you, then these songs are exactly the right ones for you.

(At the end of the article, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

In addition to the most popular 100 friendship songs, we have also compiled a playlist of 34 German songs about friendships. Have fun listening!

The most beautiful friendship songs

01. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts


The hit from the duo “The Rembrandts” is probably the first that comes to your mind when it comes to the topic of friendship. “I’ll be there for you” was the theme song for the sitcom “Friends,” through which it also gained notoriety. The song was written by the Friends producers and the Rembrandts together, in collaboration with a composer and a songwriter. With an original length of less than a minute, the song was subsequently re-recorded as a three-minute pop song.

After the short version was broadcast by a radio station, it gained so much popularity that the longer version was released in 1995.

In the U.S., “I’ll be there for you” topped the Billboard Hot 100 airplay chart for eight weeks. The single reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. In Canada, it ran as a number one hit for five consecutive weeks and was the best-selling single there in 1995.

02. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman


This song was written by Randy Newmann for the Walt Disney movie Toy Story. The instrumental version established itself as a staple of the franchise. Through this song, the special relationship between the characters Andy and Sheriff Woody Pride is emphasized.

It also appears in the film’s opening credits. 1996 “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” was nominated as a best song at the Oscars. Covered in 1999 by Robert Goulet for Toy Story 2 (for the character Wheezy) and in 2012 by the Gipsy Kings – in Spanish – for the third film in the series.

In 2013, Michael Bublé also recorded the song.

03. You’re My Best Friend – Queen


In 1975 John Deacon, bassist of the British rock band Queen, wrote this pop ballad for his wife Veronica Tetzlaff. Released the same year on the album “A Night at the Opera” and finally as a single in 1976. Furthermore, the song appeared on “Live Killers”, a live album, in 1979 and on the Greatest Hits in 1981.

While recording in the studio, Deacon not only played electric bass but also on a Wurlitzer electric piano that gives the song its signature sound. But live Freddie Mercury played on a grand piano because he didn’t like the electric pia№ In a 1977 interview, he called it “tiny and horrible” and raised the question of “why play those things when you have a magnificent, beautiful grand piano?”

04. Lean on Me – Bill Withers


Bill Withers wrote and produced “Lean on Me”, a catchy song about friendship and being there for each other. In 1972, the song was written when Withers tried out a few finger exercises on his newly acquired Wurlitzer electric pia№ He did not have much experience as a musician at that time.

The lyrics were inspired by Withers’ childhood in West Virginia. He wrote it after his move to L.A. because here he missed humanity and the sense of community he had experienced as a child in his homeland. When the US music magazine Rolling Stone published a list of the 500 best songs of all time, “Lean on me” reached 205th place. Place.

In the meantime, the song has a long list of Cover versions, including Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Bonnie Tyler, DJ BoBo, Westlife, and 4 the Cause. In more recent times, Stefan Gwildis feat. Laith Al-Deen (I am there, 2007) and Sheryl Crow & Keith Urban feat.

Kid Rock (2010) the thoughts about best friends and cohesion.

05. My Best Friend – Weezer


The singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the rock band Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, wrote the song “My Best Friend,” which was released in 2005. In response to a request, the band offered the song as a track on the soundtrack of Shrek 2, with the ulterior motive that the song would be a great fit for the main character. After all, it is written about a funny, big, and ogre-like friend.

But in the end, the movie producers didn’t use the song because it was too obvious to them. However, this decision was not inconvenient for the band. Here’s how they were able to re-sing and rework “My Best Friend”. According to Weezer, this created a wild song that “sounds like it’s on fire.”

06. Friends – Meghan Trainor


The fact that true friends are always there for each other even in difficult times and help each other, sings the American songwriter and singer Meghan Trainor in her song “Friends”. The song expresses the trust that you only experience with your best friends, that they understand you best and always have a couch available if need be.

And even in the face of heartbreak and despite silly mistakes, they hold firm to one. Meghan Trainer released the song in 2016 on her album “Thank you.

07. I’m Only Me When I’m With You – Taylor Swift


On her eponymous debut album, Taylor Swift released the song “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” in 2006 (released in Germany in 2008). The country-pop singer’s album reached #5 on the U.S. album charts and spent a total of 275 weeks in the Top 200.

The song is about the intimacy of an intimate friendly (or romantic) relationship, the feeling of completeness that only comes when the other person is with you. According to IFPI, Taylor Swift has sold over 170 million records worldwide (as of Feb. 2015), making her one of the most successful female artists of our time.

08. I’ll Stand by You – The Pretenders


“I’ll Stand by You” was recorded by The Pretenders as the second single from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents, in 1994. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and a songwriting team. In the US Billboard Hot 100, it reached 16. Reached number 10 in the UK charts.

The accompanying music video shows Chrissie Hynde taking care of a sick man. The song is about to help and love in times of personal darkness. So, appropriately, it was also performed by the Country singer Carrie Underwood recorded as a charity single (2007).

Likewise, Shakira performed the song in 2010 for the charity station Hope for Haiti Now. Her cover version was also released on the charity album of the same name.

09. Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel


The soft rock ballad was written by Paul Simon and sung mostly solo by Art Garfunkel. On 26.

January 1970 Simon & Garfunkel released the song as a single. In the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hit parade, it stayed at the top for six weeks. In Great Britain it reached first place of the single charts, in Germany number 3. “Bridge over Troubled Water” originally consisted of two verses.

On the recommendation of the producer, Simon added a third verse to the song in the recording studio.
Awarded the song with four Grammys. It was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

10. All my Friends – Jacob Sartorius


Born in Oklahoma in 2002, the pop singer became known for playback videos on musical.ly known. The pop song was released on 02.10.2016, the birthday of Satorius.

“All my Friends” is about enjoying life to the fullest together with friends and not wasting any time. The song-like his other songs – is not available on CD, but can be listened to and downloaded via streaming providers like Spotify or Deezer.

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
11. Best Friend SOFI TUKKER
12. Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
13. You’ll Be In My Heart Phil Collins
14. No New Friends DJ Khaled
15. I’ll Remember Madonna
16. You’re My Best Friend Queen
17. My Best Friend Tim McGraw
18. Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
19. Friends Elton John
20. Stand By Me Ben E. King
21. Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
22. Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
23. Freunde Pur
24. I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan
25. Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks
26. All My Friends LCD Soundsystem
27. You’ve Got a Friend James Taylor
28. The Gift of a Friend Demi Lovato
29. Song for a Friend Jason Mraz
30. Waiting on a Friend The Rolling Stones
31. We’re Going To Be Friends White Stripes
32. Fremde oder Freunde Howard Carpendale
33. You’ve Got A Friend Carole King
34. One Call Away Charlie Puth
35. Me and My Gang Rascal Flatts
36. Wir Beide Juli
37. Brother Needtobreathe
38. My Friend Blessid Union of Souls
39. Thick As Thieves The Jam
40. I’ll Be There Jackson 5
41. Count On Me Bruno Mars
42. My Wish Rascal Flatts
43. Lucky Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillet
44. Umbrella Rihanna
45. We Go Together Grease Cast
46. That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick and Friends
47. Im Namen der Freundschaft Sportfreunde Stiller
48. Wannabe Spice Girls
49. Girl Destiny’s Child
50. Sei mein Freund Illegal 2001
51. He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother The Hollies
52. Indianer Pur
53. Raise Your Glass Pink
54. With a Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
55. I’ll Be Around Spinners
56. Friends Never Say Goodbye Elton John
57. I’ll Be Reba McEntire
58. One And The Same Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato
59. I’ll Be Missing You Fiddy, Faith Evans, 112
60. My Same Adele
61. True Colors Cyndi Lauper
62. In My Life The Beatles
63. Ben Michael Jackson
64. Kind & Generous Natalie Merchant
65. Freunde bleiben Revolverheld
66. Ein Freund, ein guter Freund Heinz Rühmann
67. Best Friend Harry Nilsson
68. Thank You for Being a Friend Andrew Gold
69. Du bist mein Freund Jürgen Renfordt
70. Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
71. Best Friend 50 Cent
72. Anytime You Need A Friend Mariah Carey
73. Thank You Dido
74. Wahre Freundschaft Die Schäfer
75. I Turn To You Christina Aguilera
76. Freunde Matthias Reim
77. Just A Friend Biz Markie
78. I Will Come To You Hanson
79. True Friend Hannah Montana
80. Me and My Arrow Harry Nilsson
81. Real Friends Kanye West
82. I’ll Be There Mariah Carey
83. Echte Fründe (Echte Freunde) De Höhner
84. Unzertrennlich Revolverheld
85. With a Little Help From My Friends Beatles
86. FRIENDS Marshmello & Anne-Marie
87. Old Friends Everything But the Girl
88. My Old Friend Tim Mcgraw
89. Graduation (Friends Forever) Vitamin C
90. What About Your Friends TLC
91. Best Friend Brandy
92. This One’s For the Girls Martina McBride
93. Stay Free The Clash
94. Photograph Nickleback
95. Auf gute Freunde Böhse Onkelz

01. The most beautiful German friendship songs

A compliment – Sportfreunde Stiller


For the first time “Ein Kompliment” was released on the second album of the Sportfreunde “Die gute Seite” (2002). When an unplugged version of this single was released in 2009, this song became a radio hit.

To that, the three friends sang it also in Italian and Spanish. Based on the always same chord sequence, this hit was written quite fast. For additional dynamics, Sportfreunde Stiller got the musical support of strings and a pianist. A personal level is created by the part to sing along reaches.

With ca. 500.000 units sold, the single is the most successful release of the indie rock band.

02. Friendship – Glasperlenspiel


On 24. August 2012 “Freundschaft” was released as a download single by the electropop duo Glasperlenspiel. It was written by Katharina Löwel, David Jürgens and Daniel Grunenberg as well as Carolin Niemczyk.

From Glasperlenspiel’s debut album “Beweg dich mit mir” this song is the third as well as the last single release. Thematized is a friendship that does not have enough time left, although the participants would like it to be different. Without each other, they feel a sense of loneliness, which inhibits them from having fun and enjoying themselves.

In Germany “Freundschaft” reached number 17 in the singles chart. It stayed in the German charts for a total of twelve weeks. In Austria, the single reached number 47, in five chart weeks, in Switzerland number 66 in one chart week.

03. My best friend – The Princes


Die Prinzen are a German a capella and pop band hailing from Leipzig, Germany. In 1991 they released their debut album “Das Leben ist grausam”, on which the song “Mein bester Freund” can be found. The song expresses that a good friend is also always a role model and stands up for himself.

Left to his own devices, however, avoid emerges. For the princes, the “cruel life” was immediately a full success. In a “march through” they were awarded the gold record (for 250.000 albums sold), the platinum record (for 500.000), the Triple Gold (750.000), and the double-platinum (1,2 Mio.

Slices).

04. Silbermond – The Best


As the third single from Silbermond’s second studio album “Laut gedacht”, the pop band released “Das Beste” on 6. October 2006. The singer Stefanie Kloß has a personal connection to the song. In the press text about it, she explains that she thinks of her father during this song.

His death made her aware of how suddenly someone important to her can disappear from her life. It is very important to appreciate every minute when you have people around you who are there for you and to be happy about it. “Das Beste” reached the top positions in the charts of the German-speaking countries. In the very first week, the song reached first place in Germany and Austria and stayed there for several weeks.

Initially #36 in Switzerland, it worked its way up to #3 after seven weeks. Place in the hit parade.

05. Friends – Die Toten Hosen


In 1982, out of the German punk movement, the Düsseldorf rock band Die Toten Hosen was formed. In 2005 they released their album “Back to Happiness. The lyrics on this album deal with values, beliefs, feelings, and transience.

The song “Freunde” (“Friends”) on the album fits perfectly to this theme and was also released as a single. In this rocking anthem, the Toten Hosen sing of their strong sense of connection and the sense of community that comes from decades of friendship. Even if time leaves its mark and other people come and go, a deep friendship is not really shaken by anything. “Zurück Zum Glück” reached first place in the German charts, the second in Austria, and in Switzerland, it landed in the third place.

In 2004 the album was awarded the platinum record in Germany.

06. Hold on to me – Revolverheld feat. Marta Jandová


In a duet with Marta Jandová (lead singer of Die Happy), the rock-pop band released “Halt dich an mir fest” in November 2010. At that time Jandová was a jury member in the casting show Popstars, in which the song was also presented.

The lyrics tell about distance and giving support. In the German charts “Halt dich an mir fest” reached number 8. It was the first single of the band, which was awarded gold. The album “In Color” also received the golden award in 2001.

In addition, the singers were awarded the Radio Regenbogen Award for the duet.

07. Inseparable – Revolverheld


A few years earlier, on 14. September 2007, was released by Revolverheld the single “Unzertrennlich”.

In it, the band sings about shared experiences, focusing on the moment. Because these give a friendship everlasting. The song reached number 45 in the German charts and stayed in the charts for a total of 9 weeks.

The accompanying album “Chaostheorie” was released in May 2007 and spent 15 weeks in the German charts and four weeks in the Austrian charts.

08. You and me – July


In October 2006 Juli’s second album “Ein neuer Tag” was released. In the course of it appeared on 15. December 2006 “Wir beide” as the second single release of the pop-rock band.

The song is like an ode to the best friend. It expresses the trust, loyalty, and intimacy that best friends have in common. The lyrics describe the feeling of imperishability in young years as if everything would always stay the way it is.

The single reached #23 in the charts in Germany, #52 in Austria, and #43 in Luxembourg.

09. Where did your smile go – Rapsoul


Rapsoul was a German hip-hop band, which disbanded in 2009. In “Where’s Your Smile Gone” Rapsoul sings about how hard it is to see someone you care about unhappy. Despite the intense desire to help, this is not always possible. “Wo ist dein Lächeln hin” is on the band’s debut album (“Unbeschreiblich”), which was released on 31.

March 2006, but it was not released as a single. The album reached number 18 in the German charts and lasted a total of 21 weeks.

10. Du hast ‘nen Freund in mir – Klaus Lage


This is the German version of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”. Klaus Lage wrote and sang this version.

In 1995, Walt Disney Studios asked him to participate in the animated film Toy Story. He should translate the original soundtrack. This is how he Performered four songs for the German soundtrack of the Toy Story movies.

In his version, Lage sings about cohesion, no matter what may come. With it he underlines aptly the friendly relationship of the film characters. Klaus Lage became famous in 1984 with his hit “1000 und 1 Nacht” and “Faust auf Faust (Schimanski),” the theme song for a Tatort movie.

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Place: Song: Performer: Listen:
11. In Liebe und Freundschaft Doro
12. Freunde Pur
13. Freundschaft Glasperlenspiel
14. Mein bester Freund The Princes
15. A friend, a good friend Heinz Rühmann
16. Friends Matthias rhyme
17. The best Silver moon
18. A compliment Sportfreunde Stiller
19. Where did your smile go Rapsoul
20. Friends The Dead Pants
21. Indian Pure
22. Hold on to me Revolverheld
23. Echte Fründe (Real friends) De Höhner
24. You have a friend in me Klaus Lage
25. Inseparable Revolverheld
26. Strangers or friends Howard Carpendale
27. Nobody can separate good friends Franz Beckenbauer
28. True friendship The shepherds
29. Be my friend Illegal 2001
30. In the name of friendship Sportfreunde Stiller
31. The two of us July
32. Stay friends Revolverheld
33. You are my friend Jürgen Renfordt
34. To good friends Böhse Onkelz

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