When you and your best friend are far apart, these songs are the perfect accompaniment to draw you both closer enough than you can imagine.
Sit back tight and enjoy this BFF playlists with your partner or just on yourself and you will be glad that you did spend time on these songs.
List of Best Friend Songs
Because you know your BFF deserves the best, this playlist is totally devoted to the best songs ever written about friendship and all that’s great about the people in your life.
1. “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper is another great choice for a BFF song playlist. The song was inspired by Alana Haim’s loss of her best friend when she was 20 years old.
2. “Saturday Night Live” by Kesha
“Saturday Night Live” by Kesha is another great best friend song. It has a catchy melody and captures the essence of a night out with your friends. With your friends, you forget about the heartbreaks and deadlines and party like you are 22 years old. This song captures the strength of friendship and shows its true meaning to anyone who listens to it. It also makes a great conversation starter.
3. “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
“You Are My Best Friend” by Queen is a great example of a song about friendship. The lyrics of this song were penned by a poet with great sensitivity. The song captures the essence of a BFF relationship.
The tune evokes the film Dirty Dancing, which reminded us of the value of friendship. The song also reminds us that we are only friends for a limited time.
4. “Friends” by Bruno Mars
“Friends” by Bruno Mars is another song about friendship. The lyrics are perfect for sending a text message to a friend or listening to it while driving. The song features two real-life friends reading each other’s minds. It’s a classic tune about the importance of friendship, which reminds us to put our best foot forward for our friends. If you have a friend who is important to you, this song is a must-listen for her.
5. “That’s My Best Friend,” Tokyo Vanity
New Orleans rapper Tokyo Vanity went viral in 2015 for this supremely Insta- and Vine-friendly hit, and the tutu-filled music video will make you want to be her best friend.
6. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
One of the most beloved best friend songs out there, this Motown classic is an especially sweet pick for BFFs separated by distance.
7. “Wannabe,” Lady Gaga
“Wannabe” by Lady Gaga is an anthem for gal pals who prefer friendship over romance. It was also the highest-selling single by a female British group in 2012.
8. “Best Friends,” Missy Elliott (feat. Aaliyah)
Best friend lyrics like these will resonate for anyone who’s ever hoped (and hoped, and hoped) their BFF will get out of a no-good relationship.
9. “Heroes,” David Bowie
Although “Heroes” may have been inspired by the sight of Bowie’s producer kissing his girlfriend against the then-active Berlin Wall, it’ll add a solidly triumphant note to any BFF playlist. (Plus, we know you’re really thinking about that one scene from The Perks of Being a Wallflower here.)
10. “Best Friend,” Brandy
Brandy dedicated this song, off her self-titled debut album, to her younger brother and fellow singer, Ray J. That makes it an even sweeter BFF anthem for blood-related best friends.
11. “In My Life,” The Beatles
We know, we know. You were expecting “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and that works, too! But this one’s just too tender to pass over.
12. “Where You Lead,” Carole King
If King herself wasn’t enough of a draw, we’re pretty sure the Gilmore Girls-theme associations will add a sentimental spark to your playlist.
13. “Best Friend,” Saweetie (feat. Doja Cat)
The first 30 seconds of the music video alone, in which real-life pals Saweetie and Doja Cat read each other’s thoughts as a dude mansplains objectification to them, should land this song on any bestie song list. Behold the truly excellent line: “Bitch, please, that kind of crass virtue-signaling is nothing but a less overtly nefarious form of toxic masculinity.”
14. “Graduation (Friends Forever),” Vitamin C
Children of the late ‘90s and early aughts already knew this one was coming.
15. “We’re Going to Be Friends,” The White Stripes
An elementary school-befitting rhyme scheme and simple melody make this jingle a throwback nod to some of our earliest playground friendships.
16. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You,” Taylor Swift
From her self-titled debut album, Swift’s real life bestie Abigail Anderson inspired this song. (Look out for Anderson in the music video!)
17. “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers (feat. Dolly Parton)
Rogers and Parton have described themselves as “soul partners,” with a 30-year friendship that started when the two teamed up for karaoke song par excellence “Islands in the Stream.”
18. “Umbrella,” Rihanna
“When the sun shines, we’ll shine together.” Obviously the whole weather-analogy thing is why this lyric exists, but we mean! That’s kind of sweet.
19. “Waiting on a Friend,” The Rolling Stones
Okay, so even though Keith Richards’ disdain for Mick Jagger is well documented, this song, clearly about the brighter days of their friendship, is a tender one.
20. “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
You thought that, of The Beach Boys canon, we were going to say “Friends,” didn’t you? Well, we didn’t.
21. “Super Trouper,” ABBA
Putting this on with your buds may just inspire you to rig up your own girl band, Donna and the Dynamos-style.
22. “Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks
Blame it on your roots. But when this song comes on at the Nashville bar you’ll someday be dragged to for a bachelorette party, you and the crew will sing it.
23. “Cheetah Sisters,” The Cheetah Girls
What a moment this scene was for coordinated headbands and tracksuits!
24. “Friends,” BTS
Sung by Jimin and V, the song chronicles the pair’s friendship, predating their time as BTS bandmates. Fun fact: It’s also the second song ever from Korean artists to be featured in a Marvel movie, with a spot in Eternals.
25. “Time After Time,” Cyndi Lauper
Because it’s not just an S.O. who’s deserving of these moody keyboard-synth chords! Lauper’s “True Colors” could be just as befitting of a BFF songs playlist, though.
26. “Oo-De-Lally,” Roger Miller
It was a toss up between this and “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” for bestie songs from the Disney and Pixar universes. But honestly, Robin Hood and Little John deserve more credit than they nowadays get. (Also, if Roger Miller’s “King of the Road” isn’t on your road trip playlist, do you even have a road trip playlist?)
27. “Hallelujah,” HAIM
On a very different, very sober note: Those who’ve lost a best friend may resonate with this beautifully stripped-down ballad, inspired by the loss of Alana Haim’s best friend to a car accident when she was 20.
28. “That’s What Friends are For,” Dionne Warwick
Queen of Twitter Dionne Warwick brings together a few pals you’ll recognize — Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John — in this track that’s set to the tempo of an eighth grade slow dance.
29. “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler
This one’s for those times on the road with your bestie when you need a true power ballad to belt out.
30. “Always Be Together,” Little Mix
Released just a year after they won The X Factor, “Always Be Together” is the group’s “friends for life” love letter to each other.
31. “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
It’s inspired countless covers, features memorably in the 1986 coming-of-age movie of the same name, and definitely belongs on the playlist.
32. “Call Me,” Blondie
This one’s simply for when your best friend needs a, shall we say, gentle reminder to return your FaceTimes. (Spoiler: It’s me. I’m the best friend who needs that reminder. Sorry, Adam!)
33. “Friends” by Randy Travis
“Friends” by Randy Travis is another favorite. The song was written for the movie Friends and peaked in the Top 35 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. The lyrics are a wholesome and heartfelt reminder of the importance of friendship.
These best friend songs are perfect for any occasion when you want to thank your friend for their loyalty. They are the ones you can count on for the most. And who can forget the words “You Are My Best Friend”?
34. “Good As Hell” by Taylor Swift
And for the ultimate anthem of friendship, “Good As Hell” by Taylor Swift is the perfect choice. Whether you’re celebrating a big win or experiencing a breakup, this song is perfect for all your best friends.
35. The aptly-titled “Graduation (Friends Forever)”
The song peaked at number 13 in New Zealand. The aptly-titled “Graduation (Friends Forever)” is one of the most popular songs for high school graduates.
36. “Count On Me” by Michelle Williams
“Count On Me” by Michelle Williams blends folk music with tropical sounds and is about the importance of being there for your friends during difficult times.
Summary Best Friend Songs
The list of EveryDay Stunner‘s hand selected best friend songs continues, we hoped that you will enjoy playing these songs with your best pals.
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