MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- More than just an art form, music is a powerful and unifying force. It has a lot in common with friendship, so it's no wonder why some of the greatest songs ever written are inspired by the concept! Some are happy, some are sad. Some make you think of cool summer nights by the campfire surrounded by your pals, some bring a tear to your eye as they make you reminisce about those good old times long since past but always alive in your heart.
Whatever emotions they inspire within you, here are Graff Mt. Pleasant's top ten picks for our favorite songs about friendship! Complete with videos! So grab a friend and sing along!
1. "YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND" - QUEEN, 1975
The moment you hear those cheerful Wurlitzer notes, this song immediately puts you in a good mood, thinking about the better things in life! As straightforward a song about friendship goes, this pop-ballad was originally written by Queen's bassist, John Deacon, about his wife and the joys of friendship that can evolve and carry on into marriage.
2. "UMBRELLA" - RIHANNA, 2007
If there's one thing that defines a true friendship, it's always being there for each other no matter what. In this ultra-catchy track, Rihanna sings about exactly that with her friend Jay-Z providing the rapping bit!
3. "STAND BY ME"- BEN E. KING, 1961
Having your friends means always having the support of people who know you better than you know yourself. Ben E. King's belt-worthy ballad is inspired by that unshakable bond that friends share, and that great feeling of knowing that, whatever you're going through, they're right beside you.
4. "WIND BENEATH MY WINGS" - BETTE MIDLER, 1982
Bette Midler's passionate ballad of the admiration and gratitude between best friends, featured in the 1988 tearjerker Beaches, is enough to make you immediately burst into tears upon seeing your buddy. But they're good tears!
5. "WE ARE GOING TO BE FRIENDS" - THE WHITE STRIPES, 2002
This simple acoustic track by Michigan-natives, The White Stripes, perfectly captures the innocence and excitement of childhood friendship. Listen to the lyrics and tell us you don't instantly think of that moment when you just knew that you and your bestie were destined for each other.
6. "WE GO TOGETHER" - GREASE, 1971
Straight from the original high school musical, the finale number of Grease gets us thinking literally of those last days of senior year when you can't imagine the next chapter of life without your pals, and also generally about the absolute feeling of "right" you get when you're in their company.
7. "I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU" - THE REMBRANDTS, 1995
In addition to being the theme song of a show literally called Friends, this catchy, upbeat tune by the Rembrandts is the perfect embodiment of the very spirit of friendship.
8. "I'LL BE MISSING YOU" - PUFF DADDY (FT. FAITH EVANS & 112), 1997
Written in memoriam of his best friend and hip-hop icon, Notorious B.I.G., Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy samples The Police on this heartfelt track about the loss of someone close to you, and the bond that remains even after they're gone.
9. "MY BEST FRIEND" - WEEZER, 2005
This punchy headbanger from rock quartet Weezer is an anthemic tribute to the power of friendship that conjures up memories of driving with the windows down and just rocking out with your pals.
10. "THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND" - ANDREW GOLD, 1978
Best known as the ever-appropriate theme song of The Golden Girls, this feel-good tune originally written and performed by Andrew Gold is one of appreciation for your best buddies.
We hope you enjoyed this list of our favorite songs about friendship! Now that you've assembled it into an awesome playlist and planned that road trip with your besties, be sure to schedule a service appointment with Graff Mt. Pleasant before you hit the road! We want to make sure all of your adventures in your vehicle are safe and happy!
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