50 Best Friend-themed Songs for Your Wedding Playlist

Each year you can celebrate Make A Friend Day on February 11. In true fashion, we celebrate Make A Friend Day with a list of songs with the word Friend in the song title.

You can also celebrate friends on June 8 – Best Friends Day and the first Sunday of August is Friendship Day.

Yep, you can even celebrate your friends at your wedding with a friend song! 

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One of the most popular TV shows of all time is Friends. Friends is a TV show based on 6 friends, in their twenties and into their thirties, living in New York City – Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, Chandler, and Phoebe.

The show aired from 1994-2004. The show also featured the hit theme song for the Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You.

  1. “Friends” by Ella Henderson (Pop – 2019)
  2. “Friend For Life” by X Ambassadors, Medium Build (ALternative – 2023)
  3. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman (Pop – 1995)
  4. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks (Country – 1990)
  5. “Friends” by Marshmello, Anne-Marie (Pop – 2018)
  6. “Famous Friends” by Chris Young, Kane Brown (Country – 2020)
  7. “Friendships” by Pascal Letoublon (Dance – 2017)
  8. “Friend” by Hunter Hayes (Pop – 2023)
  9. “Friends” by MEDUZA (Electronic – 2023)
  10. “Friends” by Blake Shelton (Country – 2016)
  11. “Friend Like Me” by Will Smith (Musical – 1992)
  12. “Friends” by Justin Bieber, Bloodpop (Pop – 2017)
  13. “Whiskey Friends” by Morgan Wallen (Country – 2023)
  14. “Friends” by Whodini (Hip Hop – 2006)
  15. “my ex’s best friend” by Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear (Alternative – 2020)
  16. “Friends” by Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki, Chapter & Verse (Dance – 2023)
  17. “Friend” by Artic Lake (Indie Pop – 2016)
  18. “Friends Don’t by Maddie & Tae (Country – 2018)
  19. “Friend Like Me” by Rachel Grae (Singer-Songwriter – 2022)
  20. “Friends” by Gracie Abrams (Pop – 2020)

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my ex’s best friend – Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear
Released in 2020 on the album Tickets To My Downfall, Genre: Pop Punk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You walked in my life at 2:00 a.m.
‘Cause my boy’s new girl is your best friend
Act like you don’t see me, we’ll play pretend

Friends – BTS
Released in 2020 on the album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7, Genre: K-Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I just wanna understand
Hello my alien

bury a friend – Billie Eilish
Released in 2019 on the album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Step on the glass, staple your tongue
Bury a friend, try to wake up
Cannibal class, killin’ the son

Friend Like Me – Will Smith
Released in 2019 on the album Aladdin Soundtrack, Genre: Show tune

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order, I’ll jot it down”
You ain’t never had a friend like me

Real Friends – Camila Cabello
Released in 2018 on the album Camila, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Wonder where they’re all hidin’ out
I’m just lookin’ for some real friends
Gotta get up out of this town

All My Friends – Owl City
Released in 2018 on the album Cinematic, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All my friends
We can take it all back again, woa-oa-oah
Put your hands on in
And let me hear you say: Oh, yeah

Best Friend – Sofi Tukker feat. Nervo, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno
Released in 2017 as a single, Genre: Dance

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We made a language for us two, we don’t need to describe
Every time you call on me, I drop what I do
You are my best friend and we’ve got some s*** to shoot

Friends – Justin Bieber & BloodPop
Released in 2017 on the album Silly, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Can we still be friends?
Doesn’t have to end
And if it ends, can we be friends?

A Friend Like You – Andy Grammer
Released in 2017 on the album Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Soundtrack, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Without a friend like you?
W-w-w-w-what would I do (what I do)
Without a friend like you?

My Only True Friend – Gregg Allman
Released in 2017 on the album Southern Blood, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I just can’t face living this life alone
I can’t bear to think this might be the end
But you and I both know the road is my only true friend

Friend of the Devil – Mumford & Sons
Released in 2016 on the album Day of the Dead, Genre: Folk Roc

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight

We’re Going To Be Friends – Jack Johnson
Released in 2016 on the album Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are going to be friends
Yes, I can tell that we are going to be friends

We Should Be Friends – Miranda Lambert
Released in 2016 on the album The Weight of These Wings, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If everything your daddy says
Is something you can put stock in
Well then, we should be friends

Best Friend – Jason Mraz
Released in 2014 on the album Yes!, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I feel my life is better
So is the world we’re living in
I’m thankful for the time I spent
With my best friend

You Can’t Make Old Friends – Kenny Rogers duet With Dolly Parton
Released in 2013 on the album You Can’t Make Old Friends, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Michael Bublé
Released in 2013 on the album To Be Loved, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We stick together, and see it through
‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me
Darling you got a friend in me

Gift Of A Friend – Demi Lovato
Released in 2009 on the album Here We Go Again, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The beauty of all
When you’ll open your heart and
Believe in
The gift of a friend

All My Friends Say – Luke Bryan
Released in 2007 on the album I’ll Stay Me, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I started shooting doubles
When you walked in
All my friends say
I went a little crazy

Find out Who Your Friends Are – Tracy Lawrence
Released in 2007 on the album For the Love, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

They just show on up
With their big old heart
You’ll find out who you’re friends are

What A Friend We Have In Jesus – Alan Jackson
Released in 2006 on the album Precious Memories, Genre: Christian Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley
Released in 2002 on the album I Miss My Friend, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The one I felt the safest with
The one who knew just what to say to make me laugh again
And let the light back in
I miss my friend

We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes
Released in 2001 on the album White Blood Cells, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Brand new shoes, walking blues
Climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

A Boy’s Best Friend – The White Stripes
Released in 2000 on the album De Stijl, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My only friends speak no words to me
But they look at me and they don’t forget
That a boy’s best friend
Is his mother or whatever has become his pet

My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
Released in 1999 on the album A Place in the Sun, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I fall in love all over every time I look at you
I don’t know where I’d be without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You’re my best friend

Never Had A Friend Like Me – 2Pac
Released in 1997 on the album Gridlock’d, Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Shedding crocodile tears, just got life plus
And you wonder if these white judges like us
Just stay strong, we’ll appeal, nigga, you’ll be free
Down with ya to the very end ’cause you ain’t never had a friend like me

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Released in 1995 on the album Toy Story Soundtrack, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful 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
You’ve got a friend in me

My Friends – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Released in 1995 on the album One Hot Minute, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My friends are so distressed
They’re standing on the brink of emptiness
No words I know of to express
This emptiness

Best Friend – Brandy
Released in 1994 on the album Brandy, Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Through the good times and the bad ones
Whether I lose or if I win
I know one thing that never changes
And that’s you as my best friend

Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Released in 1990 on the album No Fences, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Yeah, I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I’ve got friends in low places

A Friend – The Winans
Released in 1990 on the album Return, Genre: Christian

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Friend of mine and yours
Out of all the love in the world
No one could love you more

Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville
Released in 1989 on the album Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So goodbye my friend
I know i’ll never see you again
But the love you gave me through all the years
Will take away these tears

Just A Friend – Biz Markie
Released in 1989 on the album The Biz Never Sleeps, Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby

Friends – Michael W. Smith
Released in 1987 on the album The Live Set, Genre: Christian

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord’s the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
‘Cause the welcome will not end

That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick & Friends
Released in 1985 on the album Friends, Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight – Hank Williams Jr
Released in 1984 on the album Major Moves, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey, this is old Hank, ready to get your summer started
I cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight

Waiting on a Friend – The Rolling Stones
Released in 1981 on the album Tattoo You, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It is a game for youth
But I’m not waiting on a lady
I’m just waiting on a friend

My Best Friend’s Girl – The Cars
Released in 1978 on the album The Cars, Genre: Pop Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, she’s my best friend’s girl
Well, she’s my best friend’s girl, girl
But she used to be mine

Thank You For Being A Friend – Andrew Gold
Released in 1978 on the album All This and Heaven Too, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Well, you would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
Thank you for being a friend

You’re My Best Friend – Queen
Released in 1975 on the album A Night at the Opera, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh, you’re my best friend

You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
Released in 1971 on the album Mud Slide Slim, and the Blue Horizon, Genre: Fol

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you’ve got to do is call
And I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah
You’ve got a friend

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
Released in 1971 on the album Tapestry, Genre: Folk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yes, I will
You’ve got a friend

Friends – The Beach Boys
Released in 1968 on the album Friends, Genre: Pop Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

One night i get a call and i know that you’re well
And days i was down you would help me get out of my hole
Ohh
Let’s be friends

Old Friends – Simon & Garfunkel
Released in 1968 on the album Bookends, Genre: Folk Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city sifting through trees
Settle like dust on the shoulders of the old friends

With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
Released in 1968 on the album With a Little Help from My Friends, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m gonna try
(Try with a little help from my friends)
Keep on gettin’ high, oh, Lord

With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Released in 1967 on the album Yellow Submarine, Genre: Pop Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

Now that you know my favorite friend songs. Do you have a favorite, not on my list? Be sure to comment on it below. We read and respond to all suggestions.

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