Best Rock Songs About Friendship

Everyone needs friends and everyone needs that someone to cheer them up in times of difficulty and give you company. After all, we are human. Music artists have realized the value of friends by basing some of their songs on the theme of friendship. Friendship kept The Beatles together, friendship kept Queen together... They were inspired by this magical relationship and wrote brilliant songs about it. Vote and enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

We sang this song in 5th grade choir. I was so happy we did - Catacorn

2 You're My Best Friend - Queen You're My Best Friend - Queen

This song has an entirely different history to it from what the title or the lyrics convey. The band's bassist John Deacon actually wrote this song for his wife but nevertheless, it still speaks about friendship. This was also one of Queen's most successful songs from A Night At The Opera. - RockUniverse

This song is just so happy. You can't help but smile every time you hear it. - phillysports

I thought of this as soon as I saw this list. - Ku

3 You've Got a Friend - James Taylor You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

This is certainly one of rock music's most covered songs. The song was originally written by Carole King. James Taylor popularised the song and it instantly gained attention mainly for the theme of friendship. This song is a real beauty and the lyrics say, "All you have to do is call and you've got a friend who'll come running". Now isn't that beauty? - RockUniverse

This song is how Toy story got to be so successful

4 I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders

This song is the most successful song by The Pretendees and the meaning of the song is good too. Its about how they vow to remain faithful and loving to their friends even in the darkest times. - RockUniverse

5 In My Life - Beatles In My Life - Beatles

Another friendship based song by The Beatles are well deserving to be on this list. It speaks about "Some are dead and some are living / In my life I’ve loved them all." This song has been covered a lot and people seem to love the tune of it. - RockUniverse

You said it all, this song has already made me cry on several occasions, especially for that line. - Lotuscandy

6 We're Going to Be Friends - The White Stripes We're Going to Be Friends - The White Stripes

This song is featured in the film Napoleon Dynamite in the opening credits and it talks about how friends were made in the beginning of the school year. That kind of friendship is relatable when we gain friends on the first day of our school days. - RockUniverse

7 My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This song has a good background and can be an overly emotional song for some. This moody song has the themes of friendship and loneliness. A lot of us can relate to this song as it looks into our lonliness and emptiness because of those special people whom we don't have in life. - RockUniverse

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8 Friends - Led Zeppelin Friends - Led Zeppelin

This amazing rock song by LZ has strings in it and unarguably one of the greatest songs about friendship. For some people, this happens to be the first song that pops into their head when they think of something to dedicate to their friends. - RockUniverse

9 I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts

It's a well known song and everyone is familiar with this song. It's the theme song of the T.V. Series "Friends". This song praises and sings the joy and humor of friendship - RockUniverse

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10 Friend of a Friend - Foo Fighters Friend of a Friend - Foo Fighters

The Contenders

11 Friends Will Be Friends - Queen Friends Will Be Friends - Queen
12 Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
13 Train in Vain - The Clash Train in Vain - The Clash
14 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

This isn't about a very good song about friendship...he's trying to steal his friend's girl! - ListElla

15 Friends - Elton John Friends - Elton John
16 Friendship - Tenacious D Friendship - Tenacious D
17 Here's to Us - Halestorm Here's to Us - Halestorm
18 This Afternoon - Nickelback This Afternoon - Nickelback V 1 Comment
19 Why Can't We Be Friends - War Why Can't We Be Friends - War
20 Me and My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers Me and My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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1. I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
2. You're My Best Friend - Queen
3. I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
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1. You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
2. With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
3. In My Life - Beatles
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