80+ Fantastic Songs About Friendship

Tunes to support an inclusive classroom community.

"You've Got a Friend" by Carol King.

Incorporating music in the classroom has many benefits. There has been a big focus on social and emotional learning in recent years, and we think that music can help your students feel connected and understood. And songs about friendship can definitely foster a sense of community in the classroom.

We’ve compiled our recommendations into a big list of songs about friendship that includes songs for students as young as pre-K and as old as high school. From classics by the Beatles to more pop-based songs sung by the likes of Bruno Mars and Disney favorites, we’ve included them all! As a reminder, everyone has their own ideas about what’s appropriate to share with students. Always review songs ahead of time to see if they’re right for your classroom.

Our Favorite Songs About Friendship

The More We Get Together by the Learning Station

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick et al.

Friends, Friends, 123 by the Kiboomers


Will You Be a Friend of Mine? by the Kiboomers

Friends by Elton John

Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

Friend Like Me by Robin Williams (from Aladdin)

With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles

I’ll Be There for You by the Rembrandts

"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (from Toy Story)

If I Didn’t Have You by John Goodman and Billy Crystal (from Monsters Inc.)

I’ll Stand by You by the Pretenders

A Friend Like You by Andy Grammer

Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

What About Your Friends? by TLC

My Funny Friend and Me by Sting

Best of Friends by Pearl Bailey (from The Fox and the Hound)

Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

In My Life by the Beatles

Be Our Guest by Alan Menken (from Beauty and the Beast)

Friends on the Other Side from The Princess and the Frog

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? by Kristen Bell (from Frozen)

Remember Me by Dúo (from Coco)

The Family Madrigal by the Encanto cast

Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Anytime You Need a Friend by Mariah Carey

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel

Best Friend by Jason Mraz

I’ll Remember by Madonna

Some Things Never Change by the Frozen 2 cast

A Real Friendship “Everything” by Michael Bublé (from Lilo & Stitch)

Count on Me by Bruno Mars

I’ll Always Remember You by Miley Cyrus

Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato

We Are a Family by Jack Hartmann

This Is the Way We Make Friends by Super Simple Songs/Kids Songs

What Makes a Good Friend? by Rocking Dan Teaching Man

Friends Song by the Singing Walrus

Friends by Ella Henderson

My Best Friend by Tim McGraw

You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King

I’ll Be There for You by Two of a Kind

Surrounded by Friendship by Dan & Claudia Zanes

They’re My Best Friend by Ants on a Log

It’s You I Like by Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

True Colors by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake (from Trolls)

One Friend by Dan Seals

You’re My Best Friend by Queen

Where You Lead I Will Follow by Carole King

Your Song by Elton John

Whenever I Call You Friend by Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks

Best Friends Forever by Jazzy Skye

For the First Time in Forever by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel (from Frozen)

Friend of Mine by Odette Quesada

I’ve Had the Time of My Life by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5

I'll Be There by The Jackson 5

Punky Brewster Theme by Gary Portnoy, Judy Hart Angelo

I Have a Friend by Finny the Shark

Hello My Friends/Halloween Song by Finny the Shark

Old Friends by Ben Rector

You Can’t Make Old Friends by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

Everybody Needs a Best Friend by Norah Jones

I’m a Good Friend by 123 Andres

Friends Help Each Other by Daniel Tiger

I Could Be Your Friend by Miss Rachel

Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

Nobody Like You by 4Town (from the Turning Red soundtrack)

Be a Friend by Emily Arrow

You Were Meant for Me by Jewel

Make New Friends by the Learning Station

"Make New Friends" by the Learning Station.

Stand by Me by Ben E. King

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

I’ll Be by Edwin McCain

Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

Always Be Together by Little Mix

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

Make You Feel My Love by Adele

You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker

Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel

What are your favorite friendship songs for the classroom? Come share in our We Are Teachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

Also, check out our big list of school-appropriate songs!

Friendship is such an important part of kids' development. Check out our list of the best songs about friendship!