47 Best Pop Songs About Friendship

Best Pop Songs About Friendship

Are you tired of songs about romance? You should listen to some pop songs about friendship, and you'll find more than you expect.

Read on to learn about some classics and newer songs.


1. “I'll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts

Song Year: 1994

Any fan of Friends will recognize the series' theme song. “I'll Be There for You” talks about having problems in your life. However, it offers a good reminder that having friends can help you.

Now, the show features a short version of the song. The entire song has a second verse with even more lyrics that people in their 20s and 30s can relate to.

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

Song Year: 1967

Of course, we had to include a song by The Beatles. This song talks about how your friends can help you with your life.

The lyrics also talk about love and how having friends is important as well. It's a classic, so listen to it if you haven't yet.

3. “That's What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick

Song Year: 1985

As the title suggests, this song is about what friends can do for you. They should help you smile and help you through the good and bad things in your life.

Like a lot of pop songs, the lyrics repeat. However, that helps drive the message of the importance of having friends you can count on.

4. “You've Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman

Song Year: 1995

If you've seen Toy Story, you've heard “You've Got a Friend in Me.” It talks about sticking together and being loyal to your friends.

The lyrics also mention staying friends forever. Whether you watch Toy Story or not, it's one of the best pop songs about friendship.

5. “Amigas Cheetahs” by The Cheetah Girls

Song Year: 2006

After a summer in Barcelona, The Cheetah Girls come together for a music festival performance. Their friendship had some rough patches, but they were able to get back together.

It features a Spanish-inspired beat, and Spanish singer Belinda adds a short verse in Spanish. The song is an excellent reminder that friendship can and should last through drama and other issues.

6. “Space Between” by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson

Song Year: 2017

Dove and Sofia's characters in Descendants 2 haven't been as close for a while. After Dove's character Mal runs away, Sofia's character Evie finds her.

They talk about how Mal doesn't want to return to where they're living. Then, they sing about how that's okay and how they'll always be friends, even if they're apart.

7. “We're All in This Together” by the High School Musical Cast

Song Year: 2006

At the end of the first High School Musical, we see the jocks, intellectuals, and theater kids come together to sing a big number. It talks about working toward your dreams and how everyone can help each other.

This song is probably one of the most popular songs about friendship from Disney. It's an excellent song that you can sing along with and dance to.

8. “True Friend” by Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

Song Year: 2007

A lot of the Hannah Montana songs have to do with Miley's double life. However, the song “True Friend” has to do with friendship.

The lyrics talk about supporting your friend and how you can get through anything. True friends stay with each other through everything.

9. “You Can Come to Me” by Ross Lynch and Laura Marano

Song Year: 2013

This song talks about how you're there for your friend when they need you. It works very well as a duet since Ross and Laura played friends in the show Austin and Ally.

Up until that point in the show, only Ross's character performed. Since it was Ally's first performance, Austin sang with her to help her overcome her stage fright, so this was the perfect song for that.

10. “Can't Do It Without You” by Ross Lynch

Song Year: 2011

Speaking of the show Austin and Ally, the show's theme song is also about friendship. It talks about how your friend has your back and how you need that to succeed.

Having friends in your life makes things better than being alone. The song has a great dance beat, and it's an excellent representation of friendship.

11. “Big Time Rush” by Big Time Rush

Song Year: 2009

Another TV show theme song that's about friendship is “Big Time Rush” by the band of the same name. As the characters explain in the show, the song is about friends going after their dreams.

The four guys all have their own lines in the song, so it's not the same without all of them. It has an excellent beat and is relatable for a lot of people.

12. “Like Nobody's Around” by Big Time Rush

Song Year: 2013

Another Big Time Rush song about friendship comes later in their original run. The song “Like Nobody's Around” talks about how you can't care what others think.

You should focus on yourself and your friends. It's okay to enjoy being with the people you love, including your friends.

13. “Gold Forever” by The Wanted

Song Year: 2012

The song “Gold Forever” could be about a partner, but it can also be about friends. In the video, the five singers share the lyrics and have their own solos, and the song talks about how you should enjoy the time you have with someone.

This song gained even more meaning for fans after the passing of The Wanted member Tom Parker. So it's even more important to be with your friends when you can.

14. “Happier” by Marshmellow ft. Bastille

Song Year: 2018

Many pop songs about friendship have a happy mood. Despite the title, “Happier” is on the sad side, and it's about having to leave your friends behind.

However, the choice to leave is in the best interest of you and your friend. It has a slower beat, but it's a good reminder that you don't have to keep people in your life if you don't want to.

15. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

Song Year: 1961

A classic song about friendship is “Stand by Me.” This song talks about how having someone by your side can help you feel less afraid.

It also has a great beat and instrumentals to help support the lyrics and the message.

16. “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers

Song Year: 1972

Another excellent friendship song that's been out for a while is “Lean on Me.” Bill Withers sings about how we all need a support system.

When you have problems, you should lean on your friends for help. Sometimes, that means not letting your pride get in the way.

17. “Why Can't We Be Friends?” by Smash Mouth

Song Year: 1997

“Why Can't We Be Friends?” is yet another fantastic song. The title makes up most of the lyrics, but it still has a nice beat underneath the singing.

It comes from the movie Dazed and Confused. However, it's a great song to listen to out of that context.

18. “Oath” by Cher Lloyd, Becky G

Song Year: 2011

The first few lines of lyrics mention friends, so you can't get more obvious than “Oath.” Like other pop songs about friendship, this one has some great lyrics.

However, the beat is great and is easy to dance to. Cher Lloyd and Becky G complement each other nicely between Cher's singing and Becky's rap.

19. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2011

“Who Says” may not be specifically about friendship, but there are some undertones. It talks about how you should be proud of who you are.

You don't have to be perfect, and you can be yourself. The song is an excellent one to play for your friends when they're feeling down.

20. “Lose You to Love Me” by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2019

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, there's “Lose You to Love Me.” This song talks about how you may have to move past a friendship or relationship.

Some friends can be toxic and can hold you back. You might have to leave a friend behind to start loving yourself.

21. “Send It On” by Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato

Song Year: 2010

This song talks about how friends can be different but still get along. You can have your friend's back even if you don't have much in common.

Of course, Selena and Demi make the message even clearer with their duet.

22. “Deja Vu” by Olivia Rodrigo

Song Year: 2021

Another song about toxic friendships would have to be “Deja Vu.” The lyrics and video show it more from a romantic perspective, but it can be about friends.

It talks about how you see your friend hanging out with someone else doing what you used to do. That can be hard, whether it's a former partner or former friend.

23. “Always Be Together” by Little Mix

Song Year: 2012

Like many other popular songs about friendship, this one has some great lyrics. It talks about being there for your friends when they need you.

Even if you're not always together, you can be in your heart.

24. “Secret Love Song” by Little Mix and Jason Derulo

Song Year: 2015

Some friendship songs talk about wanting more. In this song, Little Mix talks about wanting to be with the person they love even though they're with someone else.

Jason Derulo acts as their secret love interest. The song is very sad, and it's a good reminder to try and be with who you love, be that a friendship or something more.

25. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo

Good as Hell by Lizzo

Song Year: 2016

Another amazing song for friends is “Good as Hell.” Lizzo sings about feeling good and feeling her best and how you can feel good as well.

She's there to help you feel better if you don't feel good. Of course, the song has a great dance beat along with nice lyrics.

26. “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

Song Year: 2017

The song “New Rules” is about setting rules for yourself (and your friends) regarding a romantic relationship. One of those rules is how you shouldn't be friends with your ex.

While not everyone will like the rules, it's a great dance song and is perfect for a group of friends to listen to.

27. “Can't Hold Us” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalton

Song Year: 2011

“Can't Hold Us” is a great song about having a good time. It talks about doing things the way you want and enjoying your life.

The instrumentals offer an excellent accompaniment to the vocals.

28. “We Rock” by the Camp Rock Cast

Song Year: 2008

After the end of the first movie, the cast sings together. It talks about working toward your dreams and having fun while you do it.

Since it features a big group, it can be a nice song to sing with friends. You and your friends rock.

29. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2010

Another song about having fun with your friends is “Last Friday Night.” It talks about going out with your friends and having a great Friday night.

The lyrics also mention wanting to do it all over again the next week.

30. “We Can't Stop” by Miley Cyrus

Song Year: 2013

“We Can't Stop” has very similar vibes to “Last Friday Night.” This song is another party song that talks about you and your friends doing what you want.

Of course, it has a nice beat for dancing with your friends.

31. “Raise Your Glass” by Pink

Song Year: 2010

Pink's “Raise Your Glass” is one of the best pop songs about friendship for the underdogs. It talks about being yourself and not being too serious.

While it's not directly about friendship, the lyrics tell people to raise a glass. To do that, you need people around you.

32. “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil Kim, and Pink

Song Year: 2001

“Lady Marmalade” may be about getting someone to make love. However, the four singers make it an excellent song about friendship.

Each singer brings something unique to the song. You can dance to it whether you have a partner or a group of friends.

33. “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2019

The lyrics of this song cover how someone needs to not be so crazy. That person's actions are attacking Taylor's friends, and she's not okay with that.

If you watch the video, you can see all of the friends Taylor has and supports. It's great to have a group like that yourself.

34. “We R Who We R” by Kesha

Song Year: 2010

Kesha's “We R Who We R” is another song about friendship. Specifically, it's about staying together with your crew and running the world.

It's also an excellent party song thanks to the beat.

35. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyonce

Song Year: 2008

A lot of people know the song “Single Ladies” by Beyonce. Well, it's an excellent song about friendship, especially when you and your friends are single.

You can dance to the song, and it's great to help you or your friends get over a breakup.

36. “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2019

The lyrics to “7 Rings” talk about getting what you want. However, the number of rings is seven because Ariana wants to give one to each of her best friends.

That line may be a small part of the song, but it's important. You can think about other things while still prioritizing friendships.

37. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2018

Another Ariana Grande song about friendship is “Thank U, Next.” It talks about being with your friends more and enjoying yourself.

You don't need a guy or gal to be happy and complete. What's more, Ariana includes some of her close friends in the video.

38. “L.A. Boyz” by Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2012

In the show Victorious, Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande's characters go crazy for a guy from out of town. However, they realize that the guys they see every day are more important.

They sing “L.A. Boyz” to those local guys to apologize, but it's still a great song for anyone who needs a reminder that your friends matter more than some people.

39. “You're the Reason” by Victoria Justice

Song Year: 2010

Another Victorious song about friendship (or sisterhood) is “You're the Reason.” The character performs it for her sister Trina for Trina's birthday.

Writing the song was an excellent present, and it's great to sing to friends as well.

40. “Best Friend's Brother” by Victoria Justice

Song Year: 2011

“Best Friend's Brother” is another song about friendship. However, it's about going behind your friend's back to date her brother.

It's not a song about good friends, but it still falls into this category. Despite the message, it still has a danceable beat.

41. “Me and My Girls” by Fifth Harmony

Song Year: 2015

The girl group Fifth Harmony sang “Me and My Girls.” It talks about being with your friends and doing what you like all day and night.

This song has a nice beat to dance to with your friends. It's an excellent song to remind you of the importance of having girl time.

42. “Real Friends” by Camila Cabello

Song Year: 2018

After leaving Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello released “Real Friends.” She talks about how she's tired of friends letting her down all of the time.

This can be a relatable struggle for some people. Everyone needs real friends, and this song is a great reminder to be there for the friends you have.

43. “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5

Song Year: 2017

The song “Girls Like You” might be more about a romantic relationship. However, you can also apply it to friendships.

We all need the right type of person in our lives. That someone loves fun and can help support you when you need it.

44. “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William

Song Year: 2017

Spanish for “my people,” “Mi Gente” is another fabulous song about friendship. The lyrics are in Spanish, but everyone can enjoy the beat.

When it comes to the lyrics, they talk about how the song is for everyone. It also talks about ruling the dance floor at a party with your people.

45. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

Song Year: 2015

Some songs about friendship are about the friends you no longer have. “See You Again” is one of these songs.

It talks about how it can be hard to get through a day without a friend, so you should take advantage of the friends you have.

46. “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2010

“Count on Me” reminds listeners that you can count on your friends. You should also be there to support your friends when they need you.

Friends are supposed to be there for each other, and the lyrics sum all of that up well.

47. “My Ex's Best Friend” by Machine Gun Kelly and blackbear

Song Year: 2020

This song talks about how your best friend is dating your ex's friend. It can be a bit awkward, but it's important to support your friend in their relationship.

The song has a nice beat, which is nice even with the sad tone of the lyrics.

Top Pop Songs About Friendship, Final Thoughts

The best pop songs about friendship cover a lot of things, from good friends to exes. If you want to listen to music with your friends, add some of these songs to your playlist.

Then, you can make sure to set the mood for your next party or get-together.

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