Music and friendship both adds melody and beauty to an otherwise dull life. Songs have always played a vital role in expressing emotions, so a song with the theme of friendship normally goes well with people of all generation. There have been a lot of friendship songs written and released but only some had the ability to touch the heart of all. A lyric rates the quality of any number. Down below is a list of top ten songs to cherish your friendship.
List of Top 10 Hit Friendship Songs Ever
- “You’ve Got a Friend”
- “Thank You for Being a Friend”
- “Lean On Me”
- “With a Little Help From My Friends”
- “Wind Beneath My Wings”
- “I’ll Be There for You”
- “That’s What Friends Are For”
- “Put Your Records On”
- “True Friend”
Top 10 Songs to dedicate your Friends
1.“You’ve got a Friend” by James Taylor
Originally written and performed by Carole King in 1971, “You’ve got a Friend” became a hit when James Taylor covered it that very year. The song honored James Taylor with Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. “You’ve got a Friend” was issued as the second radio single to promote VH1 Divas Live and pointed at number 74 on the chart of Belgian Flanders Airplay.
2.“Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold
In 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, No. 25 was occupied by “Thank You for Being a Friend” written by Andrew Gold. He recorded the song for his third album, All This and Heaven Too. Later on in 2012, Elaine Paige and Dionne Warwick released a recording of the number on Paige’s duet album ‘Elaine Paige and Friends’. The song had also gained recognition as the theme song for the 1985–1992 NBC situation comedy The Golden Girls.
3. “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers
Bill Withers wrote and released the song “Lean on Me” in 1972. The soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100 have ranked the song as No.1. The inspiration behind “Lean on Me” was Bill’s childhood in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia. In 1987, Bill Wither received the Grammy Award as the writer for Best R&B Song.
4. “With a Little Help from My Friends” by Beatles
“A little Help from my Friends” was the original name of “With Little Help from My Friends”. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to be released in their Beatles Album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. The song was sung by the Beatles Drummer, Ringo Starr and was ranked 304 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
5. “Wind beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
“Wind beneath My Wings” was also titled as “The Wind beneath My Wings” and “Hello” was written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley in 1882. It was only when Bette Midler performed it for the soundtrack of the film Beaches, it had became a U.S. number-one single. It was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1990. It had also become a worldwide hit.
6. “I’ll be there for you” by The Rembrandts
Well known as the theme song to the American sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004, “I’ll be there for you” is the title of a song recorded by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts. The number was also out as the first single from the group’s third studio album LP. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for eight weeks.
7. “Umbrella” by Rihanna
Recorded by the Barbadian singer Rihanna, “Umbrella” was written by The-Dream, Christopher Stewart, Kuk Harrell and Jay-Z, and was released for Rihanna’s third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007. “Umbrella” is a pop and R&B song and lyrically it refers to a passionate and spiritual connection and the power of such bonding and was listed at 412 on the chart of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
8. “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick and Friends
Introduced by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film Night Shift, “That’s What Friends Are For” written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager in 1982. The song had become popular when Dionne Warwick and Friends covered it. The tune topped at number one for three weeks on the soul chart and for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also released as a charity single in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1985.
9. “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae
A song from the year 2006, “Put Your Records On” is by the English soul singer–songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae from her debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae. The song was a commercial success and was ranked No.1 by the UK R&B Chart and Top 2 in UK Singles Chart. It was featured in the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
10. “True Friend” by Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana
“True Friend” is a 2007 Hannah Montana song with the theme of “friends who will stick together forever”. It was heard for the first time on television in the Hannah Montana episode “Cuffs Will Keep Us Together and have won the Silver Boot “Booty” award for best country pop crossover.