26 Songs For a Group of Friends

We researched many songs about a group of friends. We picked 26 songs and compiled it into the BEST list for your BEST friends

The best moments are shared with your friends. You can express the great feeling you have with your friends with a song. Here the the 26 best songs about a group of friends 

1. “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers

Bill lived in a very poor community in West Virginia with less than 200 people. After leaving to Los Angeles he felt the loss of the community’s valuable ethics and closeness between one another. This small community had nothing but each other to “Lean on” This song is a snippet of the life of Bill growing up in West Virginia.

Singer(s): Bill Withers

Songwriter(s): Bill Withers

Released: April 21, 1972

Album: Still Bill

Genre: Soul

2. “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts

This song is associated with the well-known television show “friends”. As you may assume this song is based off friendship. It gives the meaningful message over to a friend that through their hardships they will “be there for you” to give you a helping hand.

Singer(s): Danny Wilde, Phil Sōlem

Songwriter(s): David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Allee Willis, Danny Wilde, Phil Sōlem

Released: May 23, 1995

Album: L.P.

Genre: Powerpop, Alternative, Rock

3. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie Puth)

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth based their song off the pain of loosing a loved one while anticipating they will soon see them again in the afterlife. Cherish the friends you have! Soak up every second of it !!

Singer(s): Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth

Songwriter(s): Cameron Thomaz, Charlie Puth, Andrew Cedar, Dann Hume, Josh Hardy, Phoebe Cockburn, Justin Franks   

Released: March 10, 2015

Album: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Nine Track Mind

Genre: Pop rap, Hip-Hop

4. “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C

This song reflects on the memories shared between friends and even though they will face inevitable separation they can still be friends.

Singer(s): Colleen Fitzpatrick

Songwriter(s): Colleen Fitzpatrick, Josh Deutsch

Released: March, 2000

Album: Vitamin C

Genre: Pop

5. “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars

A true friend is someone you can really count on. 

Singer(s): Bruno Mars

Songwriter(s): Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Ari Levine

Released: November 7, 2011

Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Genre: Folk, Tropical

6. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

This song is coming to address the value of female friendship. These lyrics became an iconic symbol of female empowerment.

Singer(s): Spice Girls

Songwriter(s): Spice Girls, Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard

Released: June 26, 1996

Album: Spice

Genre: Dance-pop

7. “Started From the Bottom” by Drake

This song represents going from zero to hero. Everybody has their story of them striving to reach higher but its not the same when its experiencing the growth with your close friends.

Singer(s): Drake

Songwriter(s): Aubry Graham, Npah Shebib, Michael Coleman

Released: February 1, 2013

Album: Nothing was the same

Genre: Hip-Hop, Rap

8. “Best Friend” by Pharrell Williams

Simply, this song expresses the great feeling someone has towards his/her best friend.

Singer(s): Queen

Songwriter(s): John Deacon

Released: June 18, 1976

Album: A night at the Opera

Genre: Pop, Rock

9. “A Friend Like You” by Andy Grammer

This song is a song from Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. It was written to show the friendship between the two characters in the movie, George and Harold

Singer(s): Andy Grammer

Songwriter(s): Peer Shapiro, Theodore Shapiro, Adam Anders

Released: June 2, 2017

Featured in: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

10. “You Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman

This song is famously known for its appearance in the animated film “Toy Story”. The message of the song is simple but powerful: we all have troubles but don’t get down on it since we have each other to bring our selves back up.

Singer(s): Randy Newman

Songwriter(s): Randy Newman

Released: April 12, 1996

Album: Toy Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Genre: Pop, Country, Jazz

11. “Real Friends” by Camila Cabello

This song is inspired by Cabello’s dissatisfaction and loneliness from the work-focused life she had while living in Los Angeles. Your comfort zone is where your real friends are

Singer(s): Camilla Cabello

Songwriter(s): Camilla Cabello, Adam Feeney, William Walsh, Lois Bell, Brian Lee

Released: December 7, 2017

Album: Camila

Genre: Pop

12. “With a Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles

Help from your friends can go a long way. Everything is easier when you got your friends on your side.

Singer(s): The Beatles

Songwriter(s): Lenon McCartney

Released: May 26, 1967

Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Genre: Rock

13. “Anytime You Need a Friend” by Mariah Carey

Mariah said this was one of her special songs as she remembers the dark and difficult times she was going though. She mentioned that he belief in God kept her alive. “I wrote that song thinking about what I thought God would say to us in times of fear.

Singer(s): Mariah Carey

Songwriter(s): Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff

Released: May 24, 1994

Album: Music Box

Genre: Pop, Gospel, R&B

14. “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King

This song is about being there for others and being a friend for someone in need. It is a reflection on how friends can be just as important as family.

Singer(s): Carole King

Songwriter(s): Carole King

Released: 1971

Album: Tapestry

Genre: Ode, A&M

15. “Always Be Together” by Little Mix

Not so many people know this but this song is actually about a girls that passed away and is speaking to her friend through this song. She is trying to tell her not to worry since they will “always be together” and that she should live life to the fullest

Singer(s): Little Mix

Songwriter(s): Ester Dean, Dapo Torimiro

Released: 2012

Album: DNA

Genre: Pop, Soul, R&B

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

This song was to help the misunderstood disease called AIDS in 1985. It helped raise $500,000. They did that since they know “that’s what friends are for’.

Singer(s): Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder

Songwriter(s): Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager

Released: 1985

Album: Night Shift

Genre: Pop

17. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

In the song King describes the dark time and how he really needed a friend to “stand by him”.

Singer(s): Ben E. King

Songwriter(s): Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Released: April 24, 1961

Album: Don’t Play That Song! 

Genre: Soul, R&B

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

Real Friends are the people we are comfortable to feel ourselves around. They accept you for who you are. Don’t copy anyone else and be with the people who like you for being you.

Singer(s): Taylor Swift

Songwriter(s): Taylor Swift, Robert Ellis Orrall, Angelo Petraglia

Released: November 6, 2007

Album: Beautiful Eyes

Genre: Country

19. “Best Friends” by Missy Elliott (ft. Aaliyah)

Simply this is a song about the experience of having a “best friend”

Singer(s): Missy Elliott, Aaliyah

Songwriter(s): Missy Elliott

Released: 1997

Album: Supa Dupa Fly

Genre: Hip-Hop, Rap

20. “Gift of a Friend” by Demi Lovato

The gift of a Friend is a beautiful gift. Its very hard to acquire it and very easy to loose it. Take good care of it!

Singer(s): Demi Lovato

Songwriter(s): Demi Lovato, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts

Released: December 16, 2009

Album: Here We Go Again

Genre: Pop rock

21. “Thank You For Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold

The song finds Gold showing gratitude to a true friend, assuring this person that he will be there until the end.

Singer(s): Andrew Gold

Songwriter(s): Andrew Gold

Released: 1978

Album: All This and Heaven Too

Genre: Pop rock

22. “I’ll Stand By You” The Pretenders

This is a song about how a couple met. Share this with someone you love and remember the way you guys met.

Singer(s): The Pretenders

Songwriter(s): Tam Kelly, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Steinburg

Released: April 11, 1994

Album: Last of the Independents

Genre: Alternative rock

23. “Old Friends” by Elderbrookay 

This song is about that feeling you get when you spend time around with people from your past. You may tend to act like the person you were back then.

Singer(s): Elderbrookay

Songwriter(s): Janee Millicent Lucy Bennett / Alexander Harry Kotz / Fridolin B Walcher

Released: 2019

Album: Charts Hits Summer 2019

Genre: Dance, Electronic

24. “Forever” by HAIM

This song is about a relationship hurtling towards disintegration.

Singer(s): HAIM

Songwriter(s): Alana Haim, Este Haim, Danielle Haim

Released: October 12, 2012

Album: Days Are Gone

Genre: Pop rock

25. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

There is nothing that can get in our way when we devoted to do something. Even more so when doing it with a friend.

Singer(s): Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Songwriter(s): Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Released: April 20, 1967

Album: United

Genre: Pop, Soul

26. “My Friends” By Red Hot Chili Peppers

The chorus of the song is a declaration from one friend to everyone he loves that when you have nowhere to turn and no one else to lean on, I am there for you.

Singer(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers

Songwriter(s): Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Dave Navarro, Chad Smith

Released: October 9, 1995

Album: One Hot Minute

Genre: Alternative Rock

Share these with your friends and make that bond last forever. hope you enjoyed!

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