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34 Song Lyrics for Best Friends to Share

Here are some awesome song lyrics for best friends to share!

Friends are one of the best people in your life. They are your biggest support system and some of the most important people in your life.

Whether you are looking to dedicate a song to your friend or send them some cute lyrics, here are some great songs your bestie will love!

Many songs are written about friendships and others about feelings of love for a special person. Use the lyrics below to make your friends feel loved and special.

Song Lyrics for Best Friends

Finding a song for your best friend and dedicating it to them can be very hard, so we’re sharing a list of the best lyrics for friends.

1. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” by Randy Newman

This popular song from the movie Toy Story is by Randy Newman. It’s a great song you can dedicate to your childhood best friends or any friend who’d appreciate the cute lyrics.

You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me
Yeah, you’ve got a friend in me

2. “I’ll be There for You,” by the Rembrandts

This nostalgic song from the hit tv show Friends is perfect to send to a friend who you’ll always be there for – your ride or die.

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

3. “Thank You for Being a Friend,” by Andrew Gold

As the theme song from the tv show Golden Girls, this song describes the gratitude you have for your friends and how you’ll always be there for each other.

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down a road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant

4. “Count on Me,” by Bruno Mars

This peppy song from Bruno Mars describes how loyal you’ll be to your friends. It’s a fun song with a deep meaning.

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it, I can count on you like four, three, two
And you’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh, yeah

5. “True Colors,” by Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper says it like no one else can – friendship shows an authenticity that no other type of relationship can have. You see your friends and love them for it.

But I see your true color
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

6. “We Go Together,” from Grease

From the movie Grease, this fun song combines nonsensical words that express the joy of getting together with your loved ones. Perfect for a silly friendship with lots of depth.

We go together
Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom

7. “My Old Friend,” by Tim McGraw

An emotional country song from Tim McGraw, this song is a farewell to a friend who has passed. If you want to eulogize a friend, this song has such a heartfelt message.

My old friend, this song is for you
Because a few simple verses
Was the least that I could do
To tell the world that you were here
Because the love and the laughter
Will live on long after
All of the sadness and the tears
We will meet again, my old friend

8. “You’re My Best Friend,” by Queen

The bass player of Queen, John Deacon, wrote this song as an ode to his wife. It’s the perfect song for a friend turned romantic partner.

Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had
Been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
(Ooh) Oh, you’re my best friend

9. “Girl,” by Destiny’s Child

This song, by Destiny’s Child, was released in 2005 and is the story of two women supporting their friend through a bad relationship. This is great for a friend that’s in a toxic relationship and needs your support to end it!

Girl, you don’t have to be hiding (I know what your feeling girl)
Don’t you be ashamed to say he hurt you
I’m your girl, you’re my girl, we your girls
Don’t you know that we love you

10. “Best Friend,” by Brandy

This cute and catchy song was released by Brandy in 1995 and is an ode to her relationship with her brother, Ray J. It’s a great tune to share with your best friend who is like a sibling, or your sibling who is your best friend.

Don’t know what I’d ever do without you
From the beginning to the end
You’ve always been here right beside me
So, I’ll call you my best friend.

11. “Friends,” by the Carters

JAY-Z and Beyonce released this meaningful song to commemorate all the friendships in their lives that have gotten them to where they are. This is a great song to share with the friends who have supported your success.

I don’t know what I would do without all of my crew, yeah
I ain’t makin’ no room, yeah, I ain’t makin’ no new friends
I don’t make no moves, yeah, without tellin’ my crew, yeah
That just how we do, yeah, that’s just how we do, oh

12. “Lean on Me,” by Bill Withers

The perfect song for a friend who is going through a tough time. Released by Withers in 1972, it’s an ode to his hometown and the feelings of getting through tough times with people you love.

Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on…

13. “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine,” by LeAnn Rimes

This song about the importance of friendship was released by Rimes in 2008. The album was about family and relationships – it’s a fun country song for the friend who is always there for you.

A good friend and a glass of wine
Someone to say it’s gonna be alright
A good friend and a glass of wine
A little pick me up to get me through the night
We talk trash n’ we laugh and cry
That kind of therapy money can’t buy

14. “Good as Hell,” by Lizzo

This song by Lizzo is an anthem for the best friends who support each other through the ups and downs of relationships. Perfect to share with a friend going through a breakup or someone who needs a confidence boost.

You know you a star, you can touch the sky
I know that it’s hard but you have to try
If you need advice, let me simplify

If he don’t love you anymore
Just walk your fine ass out the door

15. “That’s What Friends Are For,” by Dionne Warwick ft. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight

This gorgeous collaboration between Warwick, Wonder, John, and Knight was released in 1985 to raise money for AIDS research and prevention. The group bonded together to eulogize their friends who had suffered from AIDS. It’s a heartfelt ballad about staying true to your friends, even when they’re struggling.

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

16. “Graduation (Friends Forever),” by Vitamin C

This nostalgic tune about Graduation and looking back at the good times and wondering about the future is perfect for big life events – graduations, weddings, moving cities, etc.

As we go on, we remember
All the times we had together
And as our lives change, come whatever
We will still be friends forever

17. “Help!,” by the Beatles

This classic Beatles song, released in 1965, is according to John Lennon a sincere cry for help. Use this to express your desire for support or to lend support to your friend.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?

18. “What About Your Friends,” by TLC

TLC has several absolute bangers, but this one released in 1992 asks the question are your friends real or fake – will they stand with you when things are tough?

What about your friends?
Will they stand their ground?
Will they let you down? hey yay

19. “I Turn to You,” by Christina Aguilera

Christina’s ballad from her first album in 2000 is a description of the perfect love we’re all looking for. It describes the soft, warm relationship friendships can provide.

For a shield (for a shield)
From the storm (from the storm)
For a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm.
I turn to you. (I turn to you)
For the strength (for the strength)
To be strong for the will to carry on.
For everything you do I turn to you.
(oh yeah oh)

20. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You,” by Taylor Swift

This song, released in 2007, is about Taylor’s best friend Abigail Anderson and the close relationship they share. This T Swift masterpiece shows the highs and lows of friendship – when you are so close with someone they drive you crazy but you love them like mad.

I’m only up when you’re not down
Don’t wanna fly if you’re still on the ground
It’s like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I’m only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I’m only me when I’m with you

21. “Count on Me,” by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans

From the soundtrack to the movie Waiting to Exhale (a fantastic movie about friendships), this song is about leaning on friends for support.

In Waiting to Exhale, four friends struggle to find happiness in relationships but through the support of their friends forge their own paths, leave their toxic relationships, and learn to love themselves. This is the perfect song for a friend coming into their own!

Count on me through thick and thin
A friendship that will never end
When you are weak I will be strong
Helping you to carry on

22. “Friends,” by Whodini

Friends was a hit in 1984 and was later sampled by Nas in 1996. The song talks about real friends versus people who just use you and asks what really is true friendship.

But in no time at all, you became my girl
Me and you, one on one, against the world

23. “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Kenny and Dolly sang this duet to honor their longstanding friendship and extol the value of longtime friends. It’s a country classic that’s great to share with you forever bestie.

You can’t make old friends
Can’t make old friends
It was me and you, since way back when
But you can’t make old friends

24. “Friends,” by Nas and Damian Marley

This collaboration between Nas and Marley was released in 2010. It’s a great ballad about who your real friends are.

Our friendship ever last all when one minus from few
Yes we surely had a blast, we’re like family me and you
A nuh every path you cross lead to somebody who true
Of the many that are called only chosen is a few

25. “Anytime You Need a Friend,” by Mariah Carey

This gospel pop hit was released by Mariah in 1993 and is about showing unconditional support to those you love. It’s a great song for telling a friend that you’ll be there through thick and thin, no matter how far apart you are.

Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You’ll never be alone again
So don’t you fear
Even if you’re miles away
I’m by your side
So don’t you ever be lonely
Love will make it alright

26. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

This smash hit was released in 1996 and quickly became an anthem for female empowerment. It extols the importance of women’s bonds with one another over any relationships with men that may come in and out of their lives.

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends
Make it last forever, friendship never ends.

27. “This One’s for the Girls,” Martina McBride

This country hit by Martina McBride is for women of all ages. It addresses girls and women at multiple stages of their life’s journey and tells them they are beautiful just the way they are. This is a great song for a friend who is going through milestones in life.

This one’s for the girls,
Who’ve ever had a broken heart,
Who’ve wished upon a shooting star.

28. Army,” by Ellie Goulding

Army was released in 2016 and is a song about Goulding’s best friend Hannah. The upbeat and fast-paced song is great for showing the unique bond and confidence you get from a best friend.

But yeah, you understand
Yeah, like no one can
We both know what they say about us
But they don’t stand a chance because

When I’m with you
When I’m with you
I’m standing with an army
I’m standing with an army

29. “We’re Going to Be Friends,” The White Stripes

This song evokes the nostalgia of childhood. It was released in 2002 by the White Stripes and tells the story of meeting a new friend at the start of the school year.

These are great lyrics to share with a childhood best friend or someone you share a lot of history with.

Tonight I’ll dream, while I’m in bed
When silly thoughts go through my head
About the bugs and alphabet
And when I wake tomorrow, I’ll bet
That you and I will walk together again

I can tell that we are going to be friends
Yes, I can tell that we are going to be friends

30. “Always Be Together,” by Little Mix

This fun song by Little Mix was released in 2012 and has become an anthem for long-lasting friendship and the promise that friends will be friends forever. This is a great song to share with friends before going off to college or getting married.

The circle will never end, just know that we’ll meet again
And we’ll always be together, forever, always.

31. “Friends,” by Elton John

Friends was one of Elton’s early hits, released in 1971 it is a sweet song about the support a friend provides.

Making friends for the world to see
Let the people know you got what you need
With a friend at hand you will see the light
If your friends are there, then everything’s all right

32. “Stand By Me,” Ben King

Originally released by Ben E King in 1961, this iconic song was covered by Tracy Chapman in 2015. It’s an absolutely gorgeous rendition that you can watch here.

It’s probably one of the most iconic songs on this list – in its simplicity it has a beautiful message about loyalty.

And darling, darling, stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh Stand
Stand by me

33. “My Best Friend” by Weezer

Released in 2005, this Weezer song is about how special kind of love you have for a friend. There is some speculation that it was written about the lead singer’s dog (which would make sense given how we feel about our pets)!

When everything is wrong I’ll come talk to you
You make things alright when I’m feeling blue.

34. “Best Friend,” by Saweetie

This banger release in 2021 by Saweetie features Doja Cat. I won’t add more of the lyrics to this page because it’s NSFW, but it’s an absolutely fantastic song for your ride-or-die friends.

That my best friend, she a real bad bitch

What song will you share with your best friend?

Hopefully, this list has given you some ideas of new and classic songs that sum up your feelings about friendship!

A girl listening to music on headphones.