Love songs seem to be an all time favorite in pop music. Songs about friendship, conveying somewhat unique type of love, are a little more rare. Though there are still a lot of them to choose from. But I hope you'll love this list of Top 10 Friendship Songs , and don't forget to share these best friendship songs with all your best friends ... However, there are still lots of them to choose from. Enjoy this list of top ten friendship songs, and share any of your favorite friendship songs that you think are left out.
1. "You've Got a Friend" - James Taylor - 1971
This song was written by Carole King and included on her landmark album Tapestry released in 1971 and is considered one of the best friendship songs of all time. The ultimate version was recorded by King's friend James Taylor and his recording of "You've Got a Friend" hit #1 in 1971. It is Taylor's only #1 pop single. "You've Got a Friend" has been recorded several times since by singers ranging from Barbra Streisand to Yemeni singer Ofra Haza. Some other songs come close to this song's plain poignancy of friends helping and supporting each other.
2. "Thank You for Being a Friend" - Andrew Gold - 1978
A whole generation knows this song as the theme song to the TV show Golden Girls from a version recorded by Cindy Fee. However, the song was first debut in a 1978 version by the song's writer, pop composer Andrew Gold. The song is an ideal expression of gratefulness to those beloved people we call friends.
3. "Lean On Me" - Bill Withers - 1972
Soul legend Bill Withers launched this song in the early 1970's. It went immediately to #1 on the pop chart and became a contemporary pop standard. Club Nouveau took it back to #1 in 1987 with a more buoyant version.
4. "I'll Be There for You" - The Rembrandts - 1995
Best acknowledged as the theme song for the TV series Friends, "I'll Be There for You" was written specially for the show by Michael Skloff and Allee Willis. There were no plans, at the outset to debut the song as a single, but request from admirers ultimately forced the Rembrandts to record a full-length version and the song, in a commercial version, gone to the pop top 20. In a similar vein to the show, "I'll Be There for You" rejoices the funny side of friendship.
5. "Put Your Records On" - Corinne Bailey Rae - 2006
The song that brought Corinne Bailey Rae in the notice of pop fans from all over the world is an
effusive tribute to friendship. Only a true friend would sing to you a song of support like this.
6. "That's What Friends Are For" - Dionne Warwick and Friends - 1986
This classic assertion of the support friendship gives was first recorded by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack to the film Night Shift in 1982. The song was written by legends Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. Dionne Warwick entered the studio with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder to record the song to do good to the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and pop music history was formed. The single spent 4 weeks at #1 and received 2 Grammy Awards.
7. "Wind Beneath My Wings" - Bette Midler - 1989
This song had a rather modest opening. It was written by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar and was initially recorded in 1982. Lou Rawls brought it into the pop singles chart at #65 in 1983. Country singer Gary Morris took it into the country top 10 the same year. Though, it was Bette Midler's performance of the song as a tribute for a friend in the film Beaches that made the song a memorable classic. "Wind Beneath My Wings" earned a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
8. "With a Little Help From My Friends" - Beatles - 1967
Yes, certainly friends can help get you through times of quixotic trouble. Just ask Ringo. "With a Little Help From My Friends," in its classic version by the Beatles, was never released as a single. Though, Joe Cocker took a version of the song onto the pop charts in 1968.
9. "Umbrella" - Rihanna - 2007
There is a bittersweet tone to Rihanna's megahit "Umbrella," but at the heart of the song is an acknowledgment to the abiding power of friendship.
10. "Kind & Generous" - Natalie Merchant - 1998
"Kind & Generous" is a versatile thank you song, but it works as a graceful and persuasive thank you to friends.