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Famous Friendship Songs

Friendship knows no limit. It has the ability to stretch beyond any boundaries. True friends can live in each other’s heart forever. Friendship is therefore celebrated worldwide. Millions of friendship poems, songs and lyrics are written to rejoice the moments of friendship. Friendship songs are great ways to celebrate the most precious relationship of friendship and hence, many great lyricists and song–writers have written songs on friendship.

Between your friends there can be many moments to celebrate- birthdays, vacations, Friendship Day and so on and so forth, which you can celebrate with friendship songs. There can also be time when you may pick up the guitar just like that to celebrate the moments of friendship. Hence, keeping some friendship songs handy will help you make the celebration grand. Following is a list of famous friendship songs, which are apt for the moments to celebrate friendship.
 

 

I'll Be There for You

When the time comes to celebrate friendship the song by The Rembrandts, ‘I'll Be There for You’ makes the most apt choice. This song celebrates the true essence of friendship, which is to be there for your friend when the need be. When the song hit the chart on 1994 it became an instant hit for its soul touching lyrics.The song was a jingle initially but then it was turned and released as a full song given its instant popularity. Following is the lyrics of the song.

“I'll be there for you,
When the rain starts to pour,
I'll be there for you,
Like I've been there before,
I'll be there for you,
'Cause you're there for me too...”

 

 

You've Got a Friend

Among the songs which have withstood the test of time most successfully, ‘You've Got a Friend’ is definitely one. The song was written by Carole King and was a part of her popular album ‘Tapestry’, which released on 1971. The song was later sung by King’s friend James Tylor and happens to be his only pop single to reach the #1 spot.The song is about how one friend helps the other and thus it celebrates the true spirit of friendship. Since its release ‘You've Got a Friend’ has been sung by various other artists as well like- Barbra Streisand and Yemeni singer Ofra Haza. Following is the lyrics for the song.



“When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there.

Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend? People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you. Well, they'll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don't you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend. You've got a friend.
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend. Ain't it good to know you've got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.”

 

 

Wind beneath My Wings

The song was on the soundtrack for the movie ‘Beaches’. The song became an instant hit in 1989 and was named as the “Record of the Year’ and “Song of the Year” on the 1990 Grammy Award. The song was sung by Bette Midler and till today this is one of the all time popular songs on friendship.The song is about celebrating the strength of friendship and how a true friend always prompts the other to succeed.Following are the first three stanzas of the song.


“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.”

 

 

Thank You for Being a Friend

The song was popularized by the popular TV show ‘Golden Girls’. It was the theme song for the soap. However, the first person to sign it was popular song writer and pop artist, Andrew Gold. It is a heartfelt song which expresses gratitude for the friend and therefore is always a fitting choice when you are thankful to your friend.Although the song is three decades old it is still relevant when you want to express your emotions to your friend. Check out the lyrics for the song below.



“Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant

I'm not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see, the biggest gift would be from me
and the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend”

 

 

Because You Loved Me

The song was sung by pop diva, Celine Dion. The song became a smashing hit when it came out in 1996. The song was the part of Celine Dion’s popular album ‘Falling Into You’. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards on that year and won the title for ‘Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media’. This song is also about letting your friend know just how much thankful you are to have him/her in your life. Check out the lyrics of Because You Loved Me below.



”For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all”
 

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