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6 Songs to Add to Your BFF Playlist

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Mt Holyoke chapter.

One of my favorite things to do with friends is listen to music. Whether it’s singing karaoke or just loudly butchering Top 40 hits and Broadway tunes, music is a great way to let people know how you feel about them. With this in mind, one of my Christmas presents to my best friends were playlists, curated especially for them. Of course, it’s a little difficult to find songs that are about friendship and aren’t super depressing, especially if you don’t wanna repeat songs on people’s playlists, so I’m here to help! Here are my top 6 favorite friend or friend-adjacent songs.

  1. “Have It All” – Jason Mraz

Favorite lyrics:

Well, here’s to the hearts that you gonna break

Here’s to the lives that you gonna change

Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you

I want you to have it

Here’s to the good times we gonna have

You don’t need money, you’ve got free pass

Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you

I want you to have it all


2. “Anytime You Need A Friend” – Mariah Carey

Favorite lyrics:

Anytime you need a friend

I will be here

You’ll never be alone again

So don’t you fear

Even if you’re miles away

I’m by your side

So don’t you ever be lonely

Love will make it alright


3. “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” – Randy Newman

Favorite lyrics:

And as the years go by

Our friendship will never die

You’re gonna see it’s our destiny


4. “Stand By You” – Rachel Platten

Favorite lyrics:

Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through

Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you

Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you


5. “Home Away From Home” – Canopy Climbers

Favorite lyric:

You help me take this weight off my shoulders

Always run my way when I call you

You’re the anchor I’m holding tight onto

You are my home away from home


6. “Umbrella” – Rihanna & Jay-Z

Favorite lyric:

These fancy things, will never come in between

You’re part of my entity, here for infinity

When the war has took its part

When the world has dealt its cards

If the hand is hard, together we’ll mend your heart


Are these songs on your BFF playlist? Give us suggestions in the comments!

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Lyssi Joseph

Mt Holyoke '18

Lyssi Joseph is a Mount Holyoke graduate who majored in International Relations and minored in Geography. She loved the three years that she served as co-Campus Correspondent for HC Mount Holyoke and is grateful to her co-CC, Deborah, and the amazing members of the team for making these past three years so wonderful. She is excited to follow along and see how HC Mount Holyoke continues to grow and excel. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and napping.