We all have a specific friend or a group of friends with whom we share a bond that can’t be put into words. These are the people who will show up at any time or any place that we need them, no questions asked. Since these relationships are so cherished, many songs about friendship and memories have been written over the years.
Below, we’ve put together a massive list of songs that may remind you of your best friends and the memories you share with them.
1. Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato
|Album||Here We Go Again|
One of the hardest things you can do in this life is to make yourself open and vulnerable by admitting that you need help with something. As Demi Lovato says in her track “Gift of a Friend,” it’s easy to pretend like you don’t need anybody and that you will be fine on your own. However, as the former Mickey Mouse Club star says, come Things Are better when you have your best friend by your side. Everything seems to fall into place, and the world seems like a much more beautiful place once you accept that gift of help from your friend.
2. Good Friends by Maren Morris
Written by Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Greg Kurstin, this song is all about female friendship and was inspired by Maren Morris’s real-life best friend. Morris is said to have written the song after her first quarrel with her best friend when she had the epiphany that the friendship was “worth fighting for.” In an interview, Morris said that the track “Is not just addressing love, but the love of female friendship, and that being such an integral tonic to my life right now.” She Alsop said that this was one of her favorite songs from “Humble Quest” because it had a Carole King vibe.
3. Laughed Until We Cried by Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean is one of country music’s brightest shining stars. He has sold over 12.8 million albums worldwide, and we have to remember that this is an era when nobody is buying albums anymore. Still, seven of the gifted singer’s eight studio albums have been certified platinum, including his 2007 effort “Relentless.” Featured on that album was the track “Laughed Until We Cried,” which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song takes a look at various times in the singer’s life when she was surrounded by friends and family, laughing and having a good time.
4. I’m Only Me When I’m With You by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is, without a doubt, one of the most insanely successful female artists on the planet. According to Rolling Stone magazine, she is the first artist to ever sell 1 million records in one week. In the pop-rock-inspired track “I’m Only Me When I’m With You,” we see Ms. Swift yet again addressing one of her romantic partners. However, what is new about this time is that she is telling him that she can be her complete self around him without worrying about being someone she’s not. I think that Taylor has found both a new lover and a new best friend wrapped in one.
5. Count On Me by Bruno Mars
|Album||Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
When Bruno Mars released his debut studio album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” In 2012, the singer announced his arrival on the music scene with a fresh new sound that incorporated elements of funk, r&b, and soul to create a sound that got the attention of everyone. One of the more popular Tunes on this album from the fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist was the playful track “Count On Me.” This song serves as a simplistic old to those friends who you know that you can always count on, no matter what. This is for those who will always be there through thick and thin. They deserve the recognition.
6. Me And My Girls by Fifth Harmony
One of the members of this group said that yes self-titled debut EP was created with your overall concept of being okay with yourself and what you are feeling, although each song was written specifically to have a different kind of vibe or feeling from the others. Since hanging out with a group of your friends who accept you unconditionally is one of the best things you can do to make yourself feel good about yourself, you can understand how the track “Me And My Girls” fits into the concept of the EP. As far as the song’s meaning goes, it’s about hanging out with a group of friends and goofing off.
7. Always Be Together by Little Mix
|Genre||Dance, Pop, Contemporary R&B|
During the eighth season of the television show The X Factor UK, former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland knew that she had found something special when she put together the English girl group Little Mix. The group went on to become the show’s most successful act, reaching the top spot of the UK charts five times. Before going on an indefinite hiatus in 2022, the group had released six albums, five of which had been certified platinum by the BPI. One of those platinum albums was “DNA,” which featured a soulful, piano-driven track “Always Be Together” which is a touching song that celebrates lifelong friendships.
8. Song for a Friend by Jason Mraz
Whether or not you believe the rumor, this song was said to have been written as a tribute to Jason Mraz’s roommate and best friend. Despite the rumors regarding this track’s inception, one thing that rings true is that it was a song written for guys who want to express their appreciation for their male friends without coming across as overly sensitive. Appearing on Mraz’s second studio album “Mr. A–Z,” I think it’s safe to say that this group-filled, upbeat track manages to accomplish its goal. It’s the perfect track to let your buddies know how much they mean to you.
9. Me And My Girls by Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is a talented individual. The singer and actress got her big break in television on the show Barney and Friends. And later appeared on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. After the end of her television career, Selena Gomez seamlessly transitioned into a career in music. In 2015, she released her second studio album, “Revival,” which featured the track “Me and My Girls,” which is an ode to female friendship. The electronica-inspired track tells the listener that Gomez doesn’t need a man as long as she has her friends, and that’s the way that she intends on keeping it.
10. No New Friends by DJ Khaled (Featuring Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)
|Album||Suffering from Success|
Khaled Mohammed Khaled has been behind some of the more successful songs in the last few years, but you should know him by his professional name, DJ Khaled. He is also known for putting together massive collaborations with some of the most successful artists in rap and hip-hop. In 2013, the DJ released his seventh album called “Suffering From Success.” Featured on that album was a collaboration with Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne called “No New Friends.” Throughout the collaboration, each of the artists takes their turn describing how the other rappers on the track have been friends since day one.
11. These Are My People by Rodney Atkins
|Album||If You’re Going Through Hell|
We all have those friends from our high school days that we have known since elementary school and have gotten into trouble with practically every weekend for the last several years. These are the friends that we’ve watched High School football games with, attended bonfires with, and gone to parties every weekend with. These are the friends you have stood by us, and whom we would probably announce to the world, “These are my people!” Well, country musician Rodney Atkins must have had several of these people in his life, because he wrote a song dedicated to them called “These Are My People.”
12. It’s Nice To Have a Friend by Taylor Swift
If I may, can I be honest with all of you for just a minute? I have to admit that it is nice to see a song from Taylor Swift that isn’t a thinly disguised shot at a former lover of hers. Ironically, the song “It’s Nice To Have a Friend” is found on the pop-country crossover singer’s seventh studio album, “Lover.” The restrained and subdued song closely resembles a lullaby and tells the story of two people who become friends when they are very young. When they get older, the two become romantic and get married. The song is all so shortest track that Swift has ever recorded.
13. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Featuring Charlie Puth)
|Album||Furious 7 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Perhaps the most interesting fact about this song from the “Furious 7” soundtrack is that it holds the world record for the most YouTube views with 2,894,026,649 views. The track is a heartfelt and gut-wrenching song about losing your best friend and the hope that you will see them again in the afterlife. Charlie Puth has said that the song was written as a tribute to Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker, who died in 2013 in a car accident. What many people don’t know is that he was asked by Executives at Universal Pictures and Atlantic Records to write a song that honored the memory of the fallen actor. This is one of my personal favorite songs about friendship ever written. It’s also a powerful song about missing someone you love.
14. Already Best Friends by Jack Harlow (Featuring Chris Brown)
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop|
|Album||That’s What They All Say|
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, I’m sure that Jack Harlow has seen his fair share of adventures as a young rapper. Having a feature on one of his songs from Chris Brown can only add to the number of escapades, like the ones we hear about on the track “Already Best Friends” from Harlow’s album “That’s What They All Say.” This song tells a story of how Jack Harlow and Chris Brown come across two girls who haven’t known each other long but claim to already be best friends. Of course, the meeting leads to various escapades between Harlow and Brown and the two best friends.
15. My Best Friend by Weezer
I have always found that Weezer is a very divisive band. You either love them or you hate them. However, I don’t think that matters to lead vocalist and guitarist Rivers Cuomo, who seemingly puts everything he has into each Weezer song on every Weezer album. A perfect example of this can be seen in the song “My Best Friend” from their record “Make Believe.” Originally written for the soundtrack to the film Shrek 2, this up-tempo, rollicking song just be the perfect way for the band (or you, for that matter) to express your sincere appreciation to your best friend.
16. This One’s For You by Luke Combs
|Album||This One’s for You|
Back like nothing but the strength of an acoustic guitar, country music superstar Luke Combs uses his magnificent singing voice to deliver the lyrics of the wonderful title track from his album “This One’s for You” to give thanks to those who have always been there when he has needed them most. However, Combs manages to control his emotions enough to deliver a beautiful, heartfelt, warm ballad that each of us can treasure. The singer says that he has made his fair share of mistakes and burned a few bridges, but he wouldn’t be here today without the help of these people.
17. My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers
|Genre||Alternative Metal, Funk Metal|
|Album||One Hot Minute|
While the Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been a cohesive unit, they have also been a brotherhood because of how close they are to each other. That’s why it came as a shock when John Frusciante left the band after their smash hit album “One Hot Minute,” with the Chili Peppers bringing in Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro for their album “One Hot Minute.” Although the album had a much darker tone than their previous work, one of the lighter moments was the song “My Friends.” This acoustic track serves as a love letter to all of the narrator’s friends who suffer from depression.
18. As Your Friend by Afrojack (Featuring Chris Brown)
|Genre||Dance, Electronica, Hip-Hop|
|Album||Forget the World|
It’s not uncommon for people to become friends with their romantic partners. That’s the idea behind this track from R&B singer Chris Brown and Dutch DJ Afrojack. In the song, Brown sings the lyrics, “I used to be your man, but I woke up as your friend.” I think that what he is trying to tell his lover is that their relationship has transcended the traditional boundaries of being simply romantic. He has developed a newfound respect for her and trusts and confides in her enough to consider her his friend. Either that or you have broken up, and now they’re “just friends.” Take your pick.
19. Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts is the closest thing that country music has to royalty. The group has sold over 21.4 million albums worldwide and has had seven of their albums certified platinum. One of those platinum albums was 2009’s “Unstoppable,” which included the track “Summer Nights.” This track was one of only four songs on the album that were written by the band and brings up images of summer nights spent partying on the beach with your friends. This song is a five-minute invitation to come and join the band and have the time of your life with some good friends.
20. Damn Good Friends by Tyler Farr (Featuring Jason Aldean)
|Album||Suffer in Peace|
We all have those friends that we have learned over the years that we can depend on, no matter what the circumstance. It doesn’t matter what time of day, nor does it matter how far away you are. All you have to do is make one phone call, and that friend will be there for you just as fast as they can get to you. These are the kind of friends that Tyler Farr is referring to in his rock and roll-flavored country song “Damn Good Friends,” which features an appearance from Academy of Country Music Award for Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award winner Jason Aldean.
21. Find Out Who Your Friends Are by Tracy Lawrence (Featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney)
|Album||For the Love|
In his song “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” country superstar Tracy Lawrence makes an incredibly valid point when he describes a few scenarios in which you find yourself meeting help, and knowing exactly who you can depend on to get that help. It’s like Lawrence says, these are the people that will drop everything to help you and not worry about how far away you are. In this track, Lawrence was joined by a couple of his friends, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and the song became one of Tracy Lawrence’s eight number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
22. Friends In Low Places by Garth Brooks
With over 144.6 million albums sold around the world, Garth Brooks is the best-selling solo artist of all time. His best-selling album is “No Fences,” which is certified diamond by the RIAA and has sold over 18.7 million units. The biggest hit on that album is the rowdy, fan-favorite “Friends In Low Places,” which was a direct and sarcastic response to high-class, wealthy people who used to brag about having friends in high places. Brooks felt like if they could brag about their friends, he could do the same about his friends. Boom, the upper class usually looked down on him.
23. My Old Friend by Tim McGraw
|Album||Live Like You Were Dying|
Perhaps the only downfall to becoming Incredibly close to someone is that one day you will eventually have to say goodbye to your dear friend. None of us are guaranteed to live forever, and seeing someone who you care so much about passing on to the next life can be incredibly hard. That’s why country music superstar Tim McGraw was so insistent on performing “My Old Friend,” which was written by Craig Wiseman and Steve McEwan while they were on vacation in London. The song fits right in with the overall theme of death on McGraw’s album “Live Like You Were Dying.”
24. Real Friends by Kanye West (Featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
|Album||The Life of Pablo|
We all have people that we consider to be our friends, but have you ever stopped to think about how many of those friends you would consider to be real friends? Kanye West poses this question as only he can on his track “Real Friends,” which is from his critically-acclaimed seventh studio album “The Life of Pablo.” In the spanger from Yeezy, not only does he ask us to think about how we treat our friends and family, but he also questions himself as to whether he has been a good partner, father, or friend to all of the people in his life.
25. We Should Be Friends by Miranda Lambert
|Album||The Weight of These Wings|
“We Should Be Friends,” which finds country superstar Miranda Lambert singing about many of the quirky qualities that she looks for in New Friends, was the only song that was solely written by Lambert on her album “The Weight of These Wings.” Throughout the song, Miranda Lambert makes it a point to let the listener know that she’s not the judgemental type. You don’t need to keep up with the latest fashions or keep an impeccably clean house for her to consider you a friend. She also says that she doesn’t need to know someone well to know if they would be a good match.
26. I Turn to You by Christina Aguilera
In 1999, Christina Aguilera released her self-titled debut album, which would hit the top spot of the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Although “I Turn to You” was not one of the album’s number-one singles, it remains one of the talented vocalist’s most beloved songs. Speaking matter-of-factly, even the singer’s biggest detractors have expressed a deep appreciation for this beautifully touching track. Having that one special person in your life whom you know that you can always turn to no matter what time of day can make an astonishing difference in your life, and might just even save it one day.
27. Memories Back Then by T. I. (Featuring Kendrick Lamar, and B.O.B.)
On the title track to Chris Young’s eighth album “Famous Friends,” he and Kane Brown salute the legends they knew as their friends while growing up. The first verse of the song pays tribute to Rutherford County in Chris’s hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, while the hook salutes Hamilton County, where Kane Brown grew up on the Florida-Georgia state line. The final chorus salutes Davidson County, where both singers currently live in Nashville. When asked what this song means to him, Chris Young said, “This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real life.”
29. Hold It Down by J Cole
|Album||The Warm Up|
When someone uses the phrase “hold it down,” there are several different meanings that can be interpreted from this phrase. In this upbeat song from the legendary rap artist J Cole, he is referring to the close bond that best friends share and how there is a silent vowel for each of them to take care of the other. The track appears on “The Warm Up,” which is the second official mixtape from Fayetteville, North Carolina’s favorite son, although Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on a military base in Germany. The rapper would become one of the most respected performers in his genre. This is truly one of the most powerful songs about best friends.
30. Oath by Cher Lloyd (Featuring Becky G.)
|Album||Sticks and Stones|
Although this song was recorded while Cher Lloyd was in the studio recording her second album, it was included in the American version of her debut album, “Sticks and Stones.” The bouncy song was written by a team consisting of Cher Lloyd, Ammar Malik, Emily Wright, and rapper Becky G, who is also featured in the song. Produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, the song celebrates the friendship between the two ladies. Throughout the high-energy hip-hop track, one of the ladies declares to the other that they will be there through thick and thin while the other friend reciprocates.
31. Friends by The Beach Boys
|Genre||Pop, Surf Rock|
Formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys are one of the most admired and respected bands in American rock and roll. The title track to The Beach Boys’ fourteenth studio album “Friends” aches an honest look at some of the things that make up a lifelong friendship. For instance, the characters in the song become friends when they are very young but remain friends throughout their entire lives. Although the two may drift apart occasionally, they always seem to find their way back to each other. Friends can always count on each other, and they will always remain honest.
32. Best Friends by Aaron Watson
There’s a reason that we refer to dogs as “man’s best friend.” Not only are most dogs sweet, loving, and kind, but they are also incredibly loyal. Generally, once you become friends with a dog, you have a friend for life. Not only will they be there to celebrate the good times with you, but they will also be there by your side to help pick you up during the bad times. It sounds like that’s the kind of friend that country music’s Aaron Watson has in his dog, who inspired him to write the track “Best Friends,” which appears on his album “American Soul.”
33. Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold
|Album||All This and Heaven Too|
Although this song is best known for the cover version performed by Cynthia Faye, becoming the theme song for the hit television series The Golden Girls, the original version was written by Andrew Gold and appeared on his record “All This and Heaven Too.” He was also a very popular session musician in the 1970s in southern California. Backed only by a piano, Andrew Gold sings the Praises of his friend and thanks them for always being there for him. Andrew Gold Alsop said that he wrote the song for his musical partner Brock Walsh and his manager Norman Epstein.
34. Wannabe by Spice Girls
|Genre||Pop, Girl Group|
In 1996, the English girl group known as the Spice Girls took the World by storm with their debut record “Spice,” featuring the smash hit single “Wannabe,” which spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song conveys the message that if you want to be with any of these women, you will also have to get along with your friends. Throughout the song, they continually reiterate the point that friendship lasts forever. Therefore, if you want to have even a semblance of a chance with any of these ladies, you must be sure to get the approval of their friends.
35. Old Friends, Old Whiskey, and Old Songs by Eric Church
|Album||61 Days In Church Volume 3|
North Carolina’s Eric Church has been putting in work since 2006 and has risen to the top of country music. Church is tied with fellow country singer Kenny Chesney for second place as it pertains to average concert Revenue. Church makes a whopping 3 million per show. In his track “Old Friends, Old Whiskey, and Old Songs,” the singer finds himself doing something that most of us do from time to time. He looks back on his younger days, recalling some of the escapades that he and his friends got into. And he still has many of those same friends today.
36. You’re My Best Friend by Queen
|Genre||Hard Rock, Classic Rock|
|Album||A Night At The Opera|
It’s not uncommon for people who are in good relationships to refer to their spouse or their significant other as their best friend. Queen’s shy and reserved bass player, John Deacon, must be quite happy in his marriage because he was inspired to write the track “You’re My Best Friend” for her, which appeared on the band’s classic album. “A Night At The Opera” for his wife. One particularly interesting fact about this song was that it was the only track that John Deacon had ever written, and Freddie Mercury’s Pitch Perfect vocal delivery made this song one of their fans’ favorite tracks.
37. Friends by Nas and Damian Marley
|Genre||Rap, Hip-Hop Reggae|
“Distant Relatives” was a magnificent collaboration album between one of the greatest rappers of all time, Nas, and the son of the greatest reggae singer to ever live, which was Bob Marley’s son Damien. On that record, the duo recorded the track “Friends.” Damian Marley opens the track, singing to the children about their father, who was a friend he had lost. He also mentions a few other people whom he had been close to that have passed on. Then, the song takes a left turn and becomes a tribute to all of the duo’s friends, living or dead.
38. Good As Hell Hell by Lizzo
|Album||Cuz I Love You|
Melissa Viviane Jefferson seemingly came out of nowhere to be one of the most recognized names in music, but you may know her by her stage name, Lizzo. The track, which was originally written for the soundtrack to the film Barbershop: The Next Cut, is an empowering anthem of self-love as well as recognizing when the time has come to call it quits on a friendship or a romantic relationship. Because of this song, as well as many others like it, The talented and outspoken rapper has become an inspiration to women around the world. She has become one of the voices of her generation.
39. You Can’t Make Old Friends by Kenny Rogers (Featuring Dolly Parton)
|Album||You Can’t Make Old Friends|
There’s a saying I’ve heard muttered by elderly people from time to time. It says, “Old friends are the best friends,” and honestly, I can’t argue with that logic. Old friends know you best and have stood by your side longer than almost anyone else. That’s why when we get older and start losing our friends, it hits us so hard because we know that we can’t replace that person once they’re gone. This is the wisdom that is passed along to us in this song which was inspired by the long friendship of Ryan Hanna King, Caitlyn Smith, and Don Schlitz who wrote the song.
40. Anytime You Need a Friend by Mariah Carey
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Pop|
Mariah Carey has had her fair share of success on the Billboard charts, with 28 top-ten hits and 10 number-one hit singles on the Hot 100. Although her song “Anytime You Need a Friend” didn’t crack the top ten, this track about being there for people when they need you the most did reach the 12th spot on the charts. This gospel-influenced track from the album “Music Box” was inspired by Mariah Carey’s divorce from Tommy Mottola in 1997. In her memoir The Meaning Of Mariah Carey, she said that this song resulted from desperation for needing a friend to help her get through the devastation of her divorce.
41. I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5
|Genre||Pop, R&B, Soul|
Before he was thrilling fans by selling out concerts across the globe and selling over 300 million albums and singles worldwide, Michael Jackson was in a band with his brothers called The Jackson 5 and producing hits like the soulful, tender “I’ll Be There.” The track is about a couple who breaks up, but the narrator is telling his former lover that he will always be there for her. The group was managed by their father, Joe Jackson, and was widely known as one of the first African-American groups to cross over and gain the favor of a predominantly white audience.
42. You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
|Album||Toy Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Randy Newman has one of those horses that is unmistakable. While he may not be familiar with some of his songs, once you hear vocals, you instantly recognize Newman’s unique vocals. It seemed like a perfect match when Walt Disney’s Pixar Animations tapped Newman to write and perform the theme song for their blockbuster movie Toy Story. In an interview with rolling stone, Randy Newman said, “The song is about the friendship of Woody and the boy, Andy.” When writing the song, he also asked the movie’s creators for adjectives about their lead character, which served as inspiration for the tune.
43. Hymn by Kesha
Kesha Rose SebertIs an amazingly gifted pop star who was signed to her first major record label when she was just 18 years old. Unfortunately, the singer did not receive much recognition until she became a household name and was featured on Flo Rida’s single “Right Round.” These days, songs like “Hymn” are enough to Garner all of the attention she could want. Appearing on her album “Rainbow,” this song serves as an inspiration for those who feel like they were standing alone. Ke$ha also said that she hoped it also helped her to have open communication with her fans.
44. I’ll Be There for You by The Rembrandts
|Genre||Power Pop, Alternative|
Okay, you will probably recognize this song as the theme song for the incredibly popular television series Friends. This is one of those old songs that everyone seems to know. I can’t hear this song without seeing a mental image of the cast playing around in the water fountain together. That’s how synonymous this track from the Rembrandts is with friendship. Please forgive me for reiterating this point, but It was the theme song for a show called Friends, which was easily one of the most-watched television shows of all time. The lyrics of this upbeat, alternative rock-infused track remember a simple message about always being there for those who are always there for you.
45. Girl by Destiny’s Child
|Genre||Pop, R&B, Soul|
Led by Queen Bee, Destiny’s Child is not only one of the most successful girl groups of all time, but they are also one of the most successful groups of the new millennium. Destiny’s Child would officially disband in 1994 after releasing their final album “Destiny Fulfilled.” Found on that album was the track “Girl.” Although the track was not one of Destiny’s chart-topping hits, it had a deeply personal meaning. Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams knew their friend and bandmate Kelly Rowland was in an abusive relationship, so they wrote this song to give her the inspiration she would need to get out.
46. Stand By Me by Ben E. King
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Vocal, Easy Listening|
For my money, Ben E. King’s 1962 single “Stand By Me” is one of the teeth most musically simplistic and beautiful songs I have ever heard about friendship. While its singer Ben E. King has had 21 songs cracked the Billboard Hot 100, it’s no surprise that this iconic single Was His Highest charting song ever, reaching number four on the Billboard charts. In this song, King is telling his friend that he will be there when the chips are down. He’s saying that they can always stand by him and knows he needs them as much as they need him.
47. Started From the Bottom by Drake
|Album||Nothing Was the Same|
With over 36.2 million albums sold worldwide, Drake is easily one of rap and hip hop’s top-selling acts. In 2013, the Toronto-based rapper released his album “Nothing Was the Same,” which was praised by both fans and critics alike. The first single from that album was the banger “Started From the Bottom.” Drake says this song is dedicated to the people who got him where he is. The rapper went on to say, “My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen.”
48. Heroes by David Bowie
|Genre||Rock, Classic Rock|
David Bowie is one of the musicians I respect most because he is a musical chameleon and can adapt to any particular style or genre of music. One of David Bowie’s most highly regarded albums is his 1977 classic “Heroes,” in no small part to its title track. While living in Germany, the Thin White Duke was inspired to write a song about an affair between his producer Tony Visconti and backup singer Antonia Maass who would meet each other at the same time every day and kiss at the Berlin Wall under a gun turret.
49. All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem
|Genre||Alternative Dance, Electronic|
|Album||Sound of Silver|
Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2002, LCD Soundsystem was active from 2002 until 2011. However, after taking a four-year hiatus, the group came back together in 2015, and they have been active ever since then. In 2007, the group released its album “Sound of Silver.” That record included the song “All My Friends,” this seven and a half minute Opus to having the time of your life while partying with all of your friends starts with a keyboard intro that is reminiscent of the progressive rock band Yes, but then the band shifts into a modern rock feel that carries through the song.
50. Heroes and Friends by Randy Travis
|Album||Heroes & Friends|
In the title track to Randy Travis’s 1990 release “Heroes & Friends,” this slow-burning Honky Tonk-inspired favorite reminds his audience of the differences and similarities between our heroes and our friends. He does this by singing the simple but poignant line, “Your heroes will help you find good in yourself. Your friends won’t forsake you for somebody else,” which implies that sometimes your heroes and your friends can be the same. In this track, Travis also reflects on his childhood and recalls some of the fond memories he has with his friends while they were growing up and playing like they were cowboys.
51. Friends by Blake Shelton
|Album||The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Blake Shelton is one of the most recognized country superstars in the world, so getting him to appear on the soundtrack to The Angry Birds Movie was one of the few good ideas that came from that film. Shelton’s uptempo contribution to the soundtrack was about an unlikely friendship that took place in the film. One little-known fact about The Angry Birds movie was that Blake Shelton provided the voice for one of the pigs. The singer said that the director kept saying “more country.” Blake said the experience made him feel like he was doing a voiceover for The Dukes of Hazzard.
52. Graduation (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C
When Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, also known by her stage name Vitamin C, released her debut self-titled album in 1999, she was in for a surprise. The track “Graduation (Friends Forever)” made the pop singer instantly popular when her first single became the graduating song for practically every graduating class that year and the next few years as well. The song takes a look at the friendship that is shared between two people, who also wonder what things will be like when they are older. As you may have guessed, they conclude that they are going to be friends for the rest of their lives.
53. Best Friend by 50 Cent
|Album||Get Rich or Die Tryin’|
Although Eminem is known as one of the greatest rappers ever, he is also a shrewd businessman. He signed an up-and-coming rapper named Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, to his Shady Records label, which was under the umbrella of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. The investment paid huge dividends when 50 Cent released his debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” One of the tracks featured on that album was “Best Friend,” which has 50 Cent telling a lady whom he’s interested in that if he was her best friend, he would want her around all the time.
54. With a Little Help from My Friends (Live) by Joe Cocker
|Genre||Rock, Classic Rock|
|Album||With a Little Help from My Friends|
While this song was originally written by The Beatles and included on their album “Yellow Submarine,” I prefer the incredibly Soulful and heartfelt rendition of this song performed by Joe Cocker, which appeared on his debut album of the same name. There’s something about Cocker’s low, gravelly voice that allows this song to penetrate your soul. You don’t just hear it; you feel it. This song was one of the last songs in which Paul McCartney and John Lennon truly collaborated, and it was written as if Sergeant Pepper was a real person. When Joe Cocker performed the track, he dedicated it to his dog.
55. Umbrella by Rihanna (Featuring Jay-Z)
|Album||Good Girl Gone Bad|
In plenty of romantic relationships, we may consider our partner to be our next friend. After all, we are probably spending more time with this person than we spend with most of the people we know, and they know us better than anyone else as well. In this song, not only is Rihanna letting us know that her partner is her best friend, but she’s reassuring him that she will be there through both the good times and the bad times. The Talented singer also uses the metaphor umbrella for how she will shield him and support him through these times.
56. Friends by Whodini
|Genre||Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop|
Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 1982, the hip-hop group Whodini proved that they had arrived on the scene with their second album, “Escape,” which proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. Featured on that album was the hit single “Friends,” which addresses the concept of true friends and how rare they can be. This message is conveyed when the question “How many of us have them,l” is asked. The point of the song is that while we all have friends, how many of us have true friends that would be there for us through anything life throws at us? If you’re looking for songs about friendship and memories, then this is a song I highly recommend listening to.
57. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
|Album||She’s So Unusual|
In 1983, Cyndi Lauper became an overnight pop sensation when she released her Grammy Award-winning debut album “She’s So Unusual.” That year, she also took home four more Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for her hit single “Time After Time.” One of the little-known facts about this beautiful ballad is that it was a last-minute inclusion on the album. That’s right, the ballad that won a Grammy was an afterthought and was included because there was room on the album for one last song, which ended up being a beautiful tribute to everlasting friendship.
58. You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King (Featuring James Taylor)
One of the world’s most beloved and recognized songs about friendship was given to us by the acclaimed singer and songwriter Carole King, who also won the. 1972 Grammy Award for Song Of The Year with her single “You’ve Got a Friend.” The track is about being there for someone when they need you most and features James Taylor on acoustic guitar, who also recorded his rendition of the song on the record “Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon.” Carole King would go on record as saying that writing the song was “as close to pure inspiration as I’ve ever experienced.”
59. Friendship by Chris Stapleton
|Album||From A Room: Volume 2|
In my opinion, Lexington, Kentucky’s Chris Stapleton has one of the most soulful, gifted, and powerful voices in country music today. That gifted voice is on full display on the track” Friendship,” which is a cover of a Pops Staples tune originally written by Homer Banks and Lester She’ll. After releasing the song on his album “From A Room: Volume 2,” Stapleton would go on to say that the song depicted a friendship quite unlike any that he had ever heard of before, and although he didn’t write the song himself, it was indeed his favorite track on the album.
60. A Friend by KRS ONE
|Album||I Got Next|
Lawrence “Kris” Parker, who is better known by his stage name KRS ONE, hails from New York City and has been in the rap game for three decades now. In 1997, the rapper released his third album, “I Got Next,” which featured “A Friend.” The song features the New York style of rap, which was made popular by the Wu-Tang Clan. On the track, KRS ONE gives a shout-out to all of those who have been there for him through thick and thin with the lyrics, “I send this one out, to my right-hand man, or men’s, or women’s, the whole crew.”
61. Good Friend and a Glass of Wine by LeAnn Rimes
Sometimes you want to kick back with your friends and relax with a glass of wine, which is exactly what LeAnn Rimes is saying in the song “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine,” which is from her album “Family.” LeAnn Rimes has gone on record as saying this about the e rock and blues-inspired tune: “I think this is every woman’s theme song. No matter what crap goes on, all you need is a good friend and a glass of wine.” She also said that her husband, Dean is one of her best friends, and the song is reminiscent of her life.
62. I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders
|Genre||Alternative, Indie, Rock|
|Album||Last of the Independents|
The various paths we choose in life are not always going to be smooth. There are bound to be a few bumps, twists, and turns along the way. The Grammy-nominated track “I’ll Stand By You” from The Pretenders is a heartfelt ballad about being there for the people you love when they stumble along the way in their respective paths in life. It was also a perfect fit for Chrissie Hynde’s unmistakable voice, Chrissie Hyndeand was inspired by the song “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.
63. Never Had A Friend Like Me by Tupac Shakur
|Album||Gridlock’d (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
In the 1990s, Tupac Shakur was the Undisputed King of Rap and Hip-Hop, although fans of the Notorious BIG might have had something to say about that. Nevertheless, the gifted rapper had several songs appear on soundtracks to many different films, including “Never Had A Friend Like Me,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Gridlock’d. Musically, it sounds like many of Tupac’s other songs, but I find that this song shines lyrically. It shows exactly how much his friends and family mean to him and is an anthem of the unification and togetherness that can only be experienced by the best of friends.
64. We’re Going to Be Friends by The White Stripes
|Genre||Garage Rock, Alternative Rock|
|Album||White Blood Cells|
When we meet new people, we are usually very guarded and hesitant towards them, but sometimes that one person comes along, and you instantly know the two of you will become the best of friends. Other times, you will make friends during your childhood that will be by your side throughout your entire life. If this resonates with you, then the track “We’re Going to Be Friends” from The White Stripes’ third studio album “White Blood Cells” should hit home. The White Stripes have said that the song’s message of the Innocence of childhood friendship should be conveyed in the playful tone of the song.
65. That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick
Anybody who was alive and kicking in the 1980s and heard any reasonable amount of radio airplane heard this song from Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight got together to raise money for the American Foundation For AIDS Research. A little-known fact about this song is that the group known as Dionne & Friends released a cover song. It was originally written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and performed by Rod Stewart for the film Night Shift. The song earned Dionne & Friends two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Song Of The Year.
66. Lean on Me by Bill Withers
This track from the legendary R&B singer Bill Withers is timeless and is just as powerful today as it was when it was released in 1972. Rolling Stone magazine said that this was a song for every crisis, including those we are going through now. In this track, Withers
makes a simple but effective point. He is addressing a friend, letting that friend know that they can call on him anytime if they need anything. He’s also saying that should trouble or hard times come their way, they can lean on him until they can stand on their own again.
67. Friends by BTS
|Album||Map of the Soul: 7|
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is one of the most insanely popular Korean pop groups in the world. The boy band has sold over 14.6 million albums around the globe, despite only releasing three albums in their nine years together. Their best-selling record was “Map of the Soul: 7,” which is simply known as “7” by most of their fans and has sold over 6.8 million copies. One of the standout tracks from that album was the song “Friends,” which is about two people who don’t get it all very well at first but become best friends later.
68. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
|Album||Beaches (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
An artist must have an incredible amount of talent to sing the theme song for the film in which they starved, but that’s what that meddler did when she started alongside Barbara Hershey in the film Beaches while also performing the theme song to the film “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Although there have been several Renditions of this classic track, Midler’s remains the most famous by far and was about giving thanks to those who helped to get you to where you are. Bette Midler won a Grammy award and also hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with this track.
69. Best Of Friends by Dangerous Toys
|Genre||Hard Rock, Hair Metal|
I know that I can’t be the only one who is incredibly thankful for the grunge movement because it was able to stomp out the atrocious hair metal era that the United States was in at the time. However, that’s not to say that hair metal doesn’t have its fair share of wonderful songs, like the power ballad “Best Of Friends,” which is easily one of the best songs on Dangerous Toys’ second album, “Hellacious Acres.” The narrator discovers that his best friend died by reading it in the newspaper and recalls the memories that the two friends had together before he passed.
70. That’s My Best Friend by Tokyo Vanity
Straight out of New Orleans, Louisiana, Tokyo Vanity is a rapper that epitomizes The “bounce” hip-hop sound that New Orleans is famous for creating. Her first single, “That’s My Best Friend,” gained instant notoriety and is the track that put her on the map. The track is about Tokyo Vanity’s real-life best friend, Summerella, who is also an up-and-coming rap artist. Both of these ladies were discovered on the social media app Vine, although Tokyo Vanity was the first to launch a single and a video after being discovered. However, on this track, she assures us that her best friend is about to blow up as well.
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71. Clique by Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean
Whether you love him or hate him, Kanye West is as talented as he is controversial. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago they get the rapper came into his own in the early 2000s. By 2012, easy was collaborating with some of the most well-known and most respected artists in rap, like Jay-Z and Big Sean. 2012 the trio released the track “Clique.” Like several of Kanye’s other songs, this one is about his relationship with Kim Kardashian, whom he considered to be his best friend at the time that the two celebrities were involved with each other.
72. A Friend Like You by Andy Grammer
|Album||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Have you ever had someone come into your life with whom you knew you were going to be friends within the first few minutes of talking to them? The two of you instantly click, and people begin to take notice. That’s because you usually go together wherever you are. Many of us have been fortunate enough to have been in this situation at least one time in our lives, and it’s also the basic concept behind Andy Grammar’s weirdly enjoyable track “A Friend Like You,” which was written for the soundtrack to the 2017 film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
73. Best Friends by Missy Elliott (Featuring Aaliyah)
|Album||Supa Dupa Fly|
Missy Elliott knows how to make an entrance like she did when she dropped her debut album “Supa Dupa Fly.” Elliott would also become the best-selling female rapper of all time, with over 30 million units sold. One of the album’s lesser-known tracks was her collaboration with R&B sensation Aaliyah called “Best Friends.” The track has her best friend standing by her side and tells her everything that he is saying behind her back and offers her a place to stay if she wants to leave. The narrator then declares her undying and unconditional loyalty and love to her friend.
74. What About Your Friends by TLC
|Album||Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip|
The all-female R&B group TLC was one of the more popular groups of the 1990s. They were nominated for 12 Grammy Awards while taking home four of them. The group also sold over 65 million albums and singles worldwide. One of their more popular albums was the platinum-certified “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip,” which included the hit single “What About Your Friends,” which charted at the seventh spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The groove field dance track poses a hypothetical question to the listener. It asks if they believe that their friends would be loyal to them like the listener is to their friends.
75. Best Friend by Saweetie (Featuring Doja Cat)
|Genre||Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop|
|Album||Best Friend [Remix EP]|
Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper has no clothes about hailing the Praises of her best friend, although you may know her as the California-based rapper Saweetie. In her track “Best Friend,” she teams up with rap sensation Doja Cat Transformers of how incredibly awesome her best friend is by telling the listener about all of the material possessions I know you’re doing her best friend has and also letting us know that her friend doesn’t need a man to take care of her. She is more than capable of providing for herself and taking care of all of her needs by herself.
76. Best Friend by SOFI TUKKER (Featuring Alisa Ueno, The Knocks, and NERVO)
The duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern not only form the pop group SOFI TUKKER, but they are also close personal friends. When asked about the meaning of this song, the group had this to say: “It’s about the kind of friendship where you can talk forever without anything, in particular, to talk about. Old friends, new friends, all friends!” They also added that they have been fortunate enough to make lots of new friends while touring around the world to support their careers. The group also said that it was great to have some of their friends jump on this track.
77. Friends by Elton John
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and featured on the album of the same name, “Friends” is a tear-jerking ode to the passing of time and how you should enjoy everything about the friendships you make with people while you still have time to do so. Throughout this song, Elton John parts some wisdom on us when he sings the lyrics, “It seems to me a crime that we should age. These fragile times should never slip us by.” He’s saying that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow, so we should enjoy the time we have with our friends while we have it.
78. Count on Me by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans
|Album||Waiting To Exhale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Being a friend is not always about letting the other person know that they can always count on you and lean on you for support when they need it most. It’s also about knowing that you have somebody who you can depend on and who you can lean on when you need it most. “Count on Me” is a song from R&B vocal legend Whitney Houston and gospel singer CeCe Winans, which touches on this subject and appears on the soundtrack to the film Waiting to Exhale. Written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, this single peaked at the eighth spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
79. What You Need’s a Friend by Suicidal Tendencies
|Genre||Metal, Skate Punk|
|Album||Suicidal For Life|
I was a bit shocked to find a song by Venice, California’s favorite crossover thrash metal and skatepark outfit, Suicidal Tendencies, on a list of songs about friendship. However, as only Suicidal Tendencies can do, this song takes a comical look at people who call themselves your friend but or never there when you need them. You can say that this track that appears on the band’s album “Suicidal For Life” is dedicated to the people who are commonly referred to as “false friends.” What surprised me most was that I had never heard this song, especially because I am a fan.
80. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
|Album||Bridge Over Troubled Water|
Paul Simon knew exactly what he was doing when he wrote the title track to Simon & Garfunkel’s Grammy Award-winning album “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” At the time, both John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr had been assassinated, and the Vietnam War was reaching a fever pitch. Simon was desperately searching for the words that America needed to hear at the time. The result was the peaceful and reassuring track “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which was inspired by a metaphor that is often used when someone is going through a particularly rough and challenging time in their life. If you like this song, check out many other songs with metaphors here.
81. Best Friend by Young Thug
Atlanta’s Jeffery Williams, also known professionally as Young Thug, doesn’t know how lucky he was not to have been sued by Louisiana rapper Tokyo Vanity for copyright infringement. His track from 2015’s “Slime Season” bears an incredibly close resemblance to Tokyo Vanity’s track “That’s My Best Friend.” Young Thug admits that he was inspired by the track and tried to reach out to the rapper to have her appear in the video. Unfortunately, he was unable to get in touch with her. However, while Tokyo Vanity’s track was inspired by her real-life best friend, Summerella, Young Thug’s track implies that he is his own best friend.
82. You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor
|Album||Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon|
Originally written and recorded by Carole King and appearing on her album “Tapestry,” this version from folk singer James Taylor is perhaps one of the most well-known and appreciated versions of “You’ve Got a Friend.” Although some people prefer the original version, I think that James Taylor’s smooth voice complements this song perfectly, which is why it is my favorite version of this track. An interesting fact about this song that reassures a listener that they always have a friend they can count on is that while Carole King was the first to release it, James Taylor was the first to record it.
83. Best Friend by Harry Nilsson
|Album||Life Line: The Songs of Nilsson 1967-1971|
If you’re lucky, you may be blessed to have one of the best friends that you will ever have. I’m not talking about one of your buddies from work or someone you grew up with. I’m talking about having a friendship with your child. Although there are some boundaries to prevent this while your child is still young, nothing is saying that once they have grown that the two of you can’t be best friends. Harry Nilsson originally wrote and recorded this track to be the theme song for the ABC television show The Courtship of Eddie’s Father and addresses the topic of father-son friendships.
84. Super Trouper by ABBA
It might sound hard to believe, but when you are a world-famous pop star, making friends is not as easy as you might think it is. You never know who wants to be around you because of who you are or because they truly want to be your friend or lover. That’s the message being conveyed in the song “Super Trouper” by ABBA. The song is named after the lights that were introduced in 1956 and were considered to be the brightest in the world at the time because ABBA wanted people to understand what it felt like to constantly be in the spotlight.
85. In My Life by The Beatles
|Genre||Rock, Classic Rock|
Often thought to be the most influential band of all time, the Beatles were also the most successful artists ever, selling an incredible 183 million albums worldwide. They were also the best of friends when they formed in Liverpool, England, in 1960. However, the band disbanded in 1970 due to lots of infighting within the group. In 1965, they released “Rubber Soul.” This album featured the sentimental ballad “In My Life,” which is an autobiographical song about John Lennon’s life. One of the Inspirations for this song was Stu Sutcliffe, a friend of John’s and an early member of The Beatles.
86. If I Didn’t Have You by Billy Crystal and John Goodman
|Album||Monsters, Inc. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
In 2001, Walt Disney Pictures released the animated film Monsters Inc., which starred John Goodman and Billy Crystal as friends and roommates who also work together at Monster Incorporated, which is the largest scare factory in the Monster World. John Goodman provides the voice for James P. Sullivan, who is the top performer in the company. Billy Crystal provides the voice for his assistant, Mike Wazowski. Together, the two perform the song “If I Didn’t Have You,” which was featured on the movie soundtrack and suggests that all of the money and material things in the world don’t mean anything if you don’t have your best friend.
87. Cheetah Sisters by The Cheetah Girls
|Genre||Children’s Music, Pop|
|Album||The Cheetah Girls(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
The Cheetah Girls was a movie released in 2003 in which four young girls who all aspired to be famous musicians and performers went about their everyday lives while pursuing their dreams. Needless to say, the movie ended up spawning a girl group that was called The Cheetah Girls which has released three studio albums. A soundtrack to the movie ended up going double-platinum based on the strength of singles like “Cheetah Sisters,” which announces loudly and proudly that the bond that the girls share is much like the bond shared by sisters and being just like family, despite their differences.
88. Surrounded by Friendship by Dan Zanes and Friends (Featuring Cynthia Hopkins)
This track from Dan Zanes features an accordion and an acoustic guitar, while a few of his friends contribute vocals to the track. Because the song was written to entertain children, the message is fairly simplistic. It is about being able to make friends with the various animals that surround us and share our world with us. Speaking for myself, I think that the message being conveyed in this song is a good message for our children to hear. They need to learn that humans aren’t the only creatures that inhabit the Earth, and we all need to learn to share it.
89. True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
In 1986, Cyndi Lauper followed up her massively successful debut album “She’s So Unusual” with an incredible second effort called “True Colors.” The title track from that album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Although she didn’t write the song, Lauper dedicated her performance to her friend Gregory Natal, who died of complications from the AIDS virus. When asked about her vocal delivery for the track, Lauper said, “I realized it had to be a voice that whispers to you, a voice that’s almost childlike so it will speak to the softest, most gentle part of a human being.”
90. Friends by The Carters
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop|
|Album||EVERYTHING IS LOVE|
The Carters are an American hip-hop and soul duo consisting of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who have been married since 2007. In 2018, the married couple recorded an album together called “Everything Is Love,” which featured the neo-soul track “Friends.” In this song, the couple gives shout-outs to some of their friends that they have had throughout their lives. Why won’t Beyonce doesn’t mention any of these friends by name? Her husband Jay-Z is more than happy to name-drop several of his closest friends and family members, including Tyran Smith, who is his daughter Blue Ivy’s godfather, and his cousin, Emory Jones.
91. You’ve Got a Friend by Lynn Anderson
|Album||How Can I Unlove You|
Born in North Dakota, Lynn Anderson was a country singer and actress best known for her hit single “Rose Garden,” which was the singer’s first Billboard number-one hit. Throughout her career, she would chart a total of five billboard number one hits, including her heartfelt, soulful acoustic ballad “You’ve Got a Friend,” which is from her 1971 release “How Can I Unlove You.” Throughout the song, Anderson reassures the person to whom she’s singing that she will always be there for them and they will always have a friend in her. All they have to do is call out her name, and she’ll be there.
92. Best of Friends by Pearl Bailey and Richard Johnson
|Album||The Fox and the Hound (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
If you’re not familiar with the Walt Disney animated family film The Fox and the Hound, it tells the story of Todd the Fox, whose mother was killed by a hunter. Todd was taken in and cared for by the Widow Tweed. Soon, Todd befriended a hound named Copper, and the two became the best of friends until they got older and Copper was forced to hunt Todd. Featured in that film was the classic children’s tune by Pearl Bailey and Richard Johnson called “Best of Friends,” which mentions all of the joys and escapades that come with being best friends.
93. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight by Hank Williams Jr.
If you are the son of the country music legend Hank Williams, chances are that you are going to have some fairly Rowdy friends, as well as being pretty rowdy yourself. On his record “Major Moves,” Hank Williams Jr featured the hit single “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which quickly became the theme song for Monday Night Football. The song serves as a sequel to Hank Williams Jr’s Billboard Hot Country Songs number one hit single “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” as the Rowdy singer’s friends come to his place in the woods for a party.
94. Count On Me by Bruno Mars
|Album||Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
In this song from Bruno Mars’s incredibly successful debut record “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” the electric singer tells his friend that they can always count on him, just like he knows that he can always count on them. The song also stresses the importance of forming strong bonds with people like the two individuals in the song have with each other. It’s reassuring to know that you have that one friend whom you can always depend on. Even when the chips are down, and things look like they’re at their darkest, you will always have that friend to count on for anything you need.
95. Best Friend by Yelawolf (Featuring Eminem)
Although it’s normal for most rappers to get other rap artists to do a feature on their album, Yellow Wolf did the exact opposite when he recorded his album “Love Story.” However, there was one exception. Legendary rapper Eminem did a feature on the track “Best Friend,” in which Yelawolf takes a long, hard look at his spirituality and declares that his best friend is God. However, in Eminem’s case, he is once again paying tribute to his best friend, Detroit rapper Proof. This isn’t the first time that Marshall Mathers has paid tribute to his friend, nor will it be the last.
96. One Friend by Dan Seals
If you find yourself looking for the words to say thank you to that one friend who has always been there for you, look no further than Dan Seals’ simple country classic “One Friend.” However, just because his method of delivery is relatively simple, please don’t misconstrue what Dan Seals is saying in this song. His message is quite profound. The way that he pays tribute to his friend is nothing short of amazing. Dan and his friend are fortunate to have found each other, and they are even more fortunate to have remained the best of friends over the years.
97. This One’s for the Girls by Martina McBride
In this song, Martina McBride gives a shout-out to all of her female friends who are dealing with difficulties in several stages of their lives. The first verse is meant to serve as a warning for young ladies who are about to enter their high school years. Next, McBride sings about the young adults who are just getting out on their own in the first place, and as she says, “living on dreams and SpaghettiOs.” I think the point of the song is that you’re going to face difficulties no matter what phase of life you’re going through, but she’s letting you know that she’s been there.
98. Friends We Won’t Forget by Lee Brice
|Album||Hard 2 Love|
This song from Lee Brice started with a toast one night at dinner, in which someone said, “Here’s to a night we won’t remember with friends that we’ll never forget.” He wanted to make a song that most country music fans could relate to, so he got together with two of his best friends and wrote: “Friends We Won’t Forget.” The song paints a vivid picture of what it was like for Lee Brice growing up in a small town during his formative teenage years. Whether he was downing Natural Light or having life-altering talks on the tailgate of a truck, he was doing it with his friends.
99. Raise Your Glass by Pink
|Album||Greatest Hits… So Far!!!|
Pink has had enough of the monotony and boredom, and the track “Raise Your Glass” is an open invitation for a few good friends to join her in letting loose and raising a little hell. The talented singer makes it abundantly clear that if you are one of the underdogs, then you are the type of person that would gladly raise her glass. When asked if there was a special meaning or message in the song, Pink replied “I had been on the road for two years and I hadn’t written anything and I wanted to write a song about underdogs.”
100. That Singing Friend Of Mine by George Jones
|Album||A Picture Of Me (Without You)|
George Jones, also affectionately known as The Possum, is one of the most decorated and revered singers in country music history. He has had an incredible 69 top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, with 13 of them reaching the top spot on the charts. While “That Singing Friend Of Mine” wasn’t one of his highest charting songs, it is certainly one of the most heartfelt and genuine songs I’ve ever heard that pays tribute to one of George Jones’s dear friends who has sadly passed on after a car accident. Throughout the song, he mentions his friend’s love for cars, as well as how much he misses him.
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