Music has a funny way of getting across all the emotions we have trouble putting into words ourselves. Most of us aren’t the best at letting our friends know how much they mean to us, but luckily, these songs about friendship have us covered.
From country tunes to emotional ballads to dance-pop and hip-hop beats, we rounded up all our favorite friendship songs. Our Spotify is about to be poppin’ off.
Whether you’re looking for a song to play in the background of a TikTok video or Instagram story with your BFF, or want to use some lyrics to cheer your buddy up, this roundup has it all.
25 Songs About Friendship to Send to Your BFF
1. “Fifteen” by Taylor Swift
Bestie lyrics: “You sit in class next to a red-head named Abigail / And soon enough you’re best friends / Laughing at the other girls / Who think they’re so cool / We’ll be out of here as soon as we can”
This song was famously written about T Swift’s childhood bestie Abigail Anderson. It’s a glimpse into the tight bonds of two high school girlfriends.
2. “For Good” by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth from Wicked
Bestie lyrics: “So much of me / Is made of what I learned from you / You’ll be with me / Like a handprint on my heart”
Frenemies-turned-besties Elphaba and Glinda belt out this tearjerker in the Broadway musical Wicked, about the love shared between two friends and how impactful that bond can be.
3. “Best Friend” by Saweetie (feat. Doja Cat)
Bestie lyrics: “That’s my best friend, she a real bad b*tch / Drive her own car, she don’t need no Lyft”
Everyone needs a hype woman, and that’s what this song is. Just two queens lifting each other up. We love to see it.
4. “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C
Bestie lyrics: “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”
Okay, so now we’re sobbing. The high school graduation anthem reflects that youthful hope that only eighteen-year-olds can nurture. It acknowledges that life will change, but we can always cherish the memories. It’s TTYL, not TTYN.
5. “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars
Bestie lyrics: “We’ll find out what we’re made of / When we are called to help our friends in need”
This Bruno Mars bop takes on the perspective of the person who is being a good friend. The world could use more Brunos. And more songs about friendship, for that matter.
6. “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles
Bestie lyrics: “I get by with a little help from my friends”
It’s a simple tune, but it gets the point across well. We all survive thanks to support from our pals and their unconditional love.
7. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman
Bestie lyrics: “There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you / We stick together and see it through / ‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me”
A list of songs about friendship wouldn’t be complete without this classic gem, originally written for the 1995 film, Toy Story. A moment of silence for Woody and Andy’s friendship, please.
8. “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran
Bestie lyrics: “We’d buy cheap spirits and drink them straight / Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long / Oh, how we’ve grown, but I can’t wait to go home”
This song is the ultimate ode to growing up together. It’s a wholesome look at the meaning of getting older and how special it is to maintain connections with the people who “raised” you, as Sheeran puts it.
9. “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts
Bestie lyrics: “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”
Of course the soundtrack for a show called Friends has to be about…well, friendship. We’re taking applications for our own Phoebe.
10. “Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold
Bestie lyrics: “Thank you for being a friend / Traveled down a road and back again / Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant”
The Golden Girls theme song perfectly exemplifies their special bond. The title says it all.
11. “Team” by Lorde
Bestie lyrics: “And you know, we’re on each other’s team”
“Team,” like many of Lorde’s other songs, has a theme of individuality and embracing your differences without trying to blend in. It’s better to be yourself and loved for that, than to have fake relationships. We wholeheartedly agree.
12. “That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony
Bestie lyrics: “Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya / If you’re feeling me put your five high / That’s my girl”
Send this song about friendship to your girlfriend when she’s going through a rough time. Better yet, sing it to her!
13. “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld
Bestie lyrics: “Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful / I wanna be like, I wanna be like most girls”
Since the dawn of time, women have been pitted against each other. This inspiring ditty by Hailee Steinfeld bucks that narrative and sets the record straight: girls rock, and healthy female friendship does exist. Duh.
14. “Young Dumb & Broke” by Khalid
Bestie lyrics: “Yeah we’re just young, dumb and broke / But we still got love to give”
It’s a teenage anthem. Letting loose, being stupid, and embracing it. And who better to do that with than your BFF?
15. “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
Bestie lyrics: “Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had / Been with you such a long time / You’re my sunshine”
Nothing beats a feelgood tune by Queen. Unless you’re more into surrealism. Ever heard “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
16. “Where You Lead” by Carole King
Bestie lyrics: “Where you lead, I will follow / Anywhere that you tell me to”
Perhaps more well-known for being the Gilmore Girls soundtrack, “Where You Lead” is about that inseparable type of bond built on trust that lasts a lifetime. Exhibit A: Lorelai and Rory.
17. “For Forever” by Ben Platt, from Dear Evan Hansen
Bestie lyrics: “We let the world pass by for forever / Feels like we could go on for forever this way / Two friends on a perfect day”
This song from the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen, describes a day palling around with your best bud. Nothing special needs to happen for it to be time well spent.
18. “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
Bestie lyrics: “Lean on me / When you’re not strong / And I’ll be your friend / I’ll help you carry on”
Perhaps one of the most famous songs about friendship, “Lean on Me” is a sweet ode to what it means to be a real pal. We could all use someone like this in our lives.
19. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
Bestie lyrics: “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends / Make it last forever, friendship never ends”
“Wannabe” is the song to send to your new Hinge match before you decide to keep dating him. In order for your BFF to enjoy being your third wheel, she’s gotta approve of your new lover.
20. “Old Friends” by Ben Rector
Bestie lyrics: “You can grow up, make new ones / But truth is there’s nothing like old friends”
It takes a long time to grow an old friend. And who doesn’t feel better when they’re with their OG squad?
21. “Jumpin’ Jumpin'” by Destiny’s Child
Bestie lyrics: “All you ladies, leave your man at home”
You don’t have to tell us twice. This empowerment anthem is all about going out with your girls and having an epic night letting loose. Suddenly we’re craving tequila shots.
22. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” by Taylor Swift
Bestie lyrics:”When I’m with anybody else, it’s so hard to be myself / Only you can tell”
Taylor Swift also wrote this song about Abigail (her best friend, if you weren’t paying attention). It revolves around that one person you feel you can truly be yourself around, and is a testament to the power of true friendship.
23. “This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride
Bestie lyrics: “This one’s for the girls / Who’ve ever had a broken heart / Who’ve wished upon a shooting star / You’re beautiful the way you are”
This classic country bop is about women of all ages growing up and learning how to love themselves. It speaks to the resilience of womankind and it’s the perfect song to send to your BFF when she’s feeling low.
24. “I Love You B*tch” by Lizzo
Bestie lyrics: “Uh, yeah, you are the most specialist / Not just that b*tch but you my b*tch”
25. “The Cure” by Lady Gaga
Bestie lyrics: “Promise I’ll always be there / Promise I’ll be the cure”
Fans speculate that Lady Gaga wrote “The Cure” as a tribute to her friend Sonja Durham, who died after a long battle with breast cancer in 2017. The message of sticking together in the face of a devastating diagnosis is one that any bestie can relate to.