Our friends are our chosen family. They’re the people we choose to be with us, and they play a massive role in shaping us as an individual while also being our pillar of support as we grow up into adults and beyond that as well.
By making a playlist of songs about friendship, you can use it as an opportunity to remind yourselves about how much your friends mean to you while also preparing it as a sort of mixtape to your friends to let them know how important they are.
When creating a playlist consisting of songs about friendship, it’s important to keep in mind that the song selections that we’re recommending are just that. If there are songs that are personally significant to you, then you should definitely include them as well.
But with the vast variety of songs that exist, coming up with a mere 10 or 20 songs can seem like a daunting task. Which songs to include? Which ones would be apt? Well luckily for you, we’ve made a list of 18 beautiful songs about friendship & memories with friends
1. With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles)
While it’s important to stay strong when you’re by yourself, you should always know that your friends will be there for you. As the title of the song suggests, this song is about relying on your friends when you’re faced with any trouble. Ringo’s involvement in the song is perhaps the most notable aspect of the song.
2. Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
A song that is still widely popular due to the infamous Rick Roll meme. (No, this isn’t a Rick Roll, we’re genuinely suggesting the song) Just like the title suggests, this song is about never giving up on the people you love.
3. In My Life (The Beatles)
A song about introspection, In My Life talks of how everyone leads different lives that ultimately has some meaning.
4. You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
In our lowest points in life, our friends are always the ones who help us out. This is a song that lets them know how much their actions meant to them.
5. I’ll Be Seeing You (Billie Holiday)
Popularised by its appearance in The Notebook, Holiday’s jazzy vocals serve the ultimate ending to the perfect love story. A song that is about remaining optimistic about seeing each other again.
6. There You’ll Be (Faith Hill)
Throughout our lives, there are some people that we grow to rely on. These people are with us throughout thick and thin and they could be your friend, parent, better half, or even your pet. This song is a ‘Thank You Note’ to those who have always been there for you.
7. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Judy Garland)
A song about having your loved ones by your side, even when it might seem like they’re not, Garland sings that whatever happens in life, you’ll never walk alone.
8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
For all the jazz lovers out there, this timeless Wonder song encapsulates what many parents considered their children to be. As such, this song could be the perfect reminder of the happy times you shared with your loved ones.
9. I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
A timeless classic, I Will Always Love You is a song about the eternal nature of love, and how love transcends everything.
10. You Are The Reason (Calum Scott)Scott’s rendition of this song is a sweet yet sad version that combines the original’s hopeful lyrics with a heartfelt arrangement that is all about letting your loved one know how much they mean to you.
11. Best Day Of My Life (American Authors)
A song that reminisces about the good days, this jovial song celebrates life as the singer sings about the best day of his life that he spent with his friends.
12. Unforgettable (Nat King Cole ft. Natalie Cole)
While the original feature only the father from the duo, this revised duet has both father and daughter singing about how much they love each other and what they mean to each other.
13. See You Again (Charlie Puth)
Released as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, See You Again is a song about hope. The hope of seeing each other again despite parting ways right now.
14. Live Forever (Oasis)
This is a song that reminds us that our loved ones never truly leave us, for they live on through our memories of them.
15. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
From the soundtrack of the movie, Armageddon, this song is about how you always want to stay by the side of your loved one. You never want to miss a moment with them.
16. Faithfully (Journey)
A song that is unique in its structure due to the absence of a chorus Faithfully delivers the message of how people are capable of enduring great hardships to be with the ones they love.
17. You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor)
Sometimes, it can feel like everything in your life is going wrong. But like Taylor sings in the song, ‘To brighten up even your darkest nights’ your friends will always be there as a pillar of strength.
18. I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
A timeless classic, I Will Always Love You is a beautiful song about the eternal nature of love, and how sometimes, love transcends all. Even time.