Friendships change, and if you and your BFF have stood the test of time, you might want to celebrate that relationship today. June 8 is National Best Friends Day, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the special bond you have with your BFF.
Relationships with best friends provide support and the friendship often brings mutual happiness to each other’s lives. Like any relationship, things can get tense between best friends, but those who endure often know how to communicate and move past any differences that could stand in the way. If your best friend lives nearby, you might want to drop in for a visit. If you have a long distance relationship, consider talking on the phone or using Skype or FaceTime to reconnect. National Best Friends Day is the perfect day to reach out to your bestie and let him or her know just how much you appreciate your relationship.
There are plenty of ways to honor your BFF whether you are near or far. If you are fortunate enough to have an endearing relationship that’s worthy of celebrating, you might be interested in this list of top friendship songs perfect for National Best Friends Day. Also, check out this list of 11 gifts you can give your best friend as reported by E! News.
“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
This April 1972 hit was written and performed by Bill Withers and is one of the premiere friendship songs. The lyrics remind us that when we have weak times in our lives, it is our best friends who help pull us through. If you’ve been through a rough time or your best friend has this is the perfect song to solidify your support for each other.
“You’ve Got a Friend” Carole King or James Taylor
Carole King wrote “You’ve Got a Friend,” and it was released in 1971 and then won the Grammy for Song of the Year. The song was featured on her album Tapestry and was a huge success. Unlike many other songs, James Taylor also recorded “You’ve Got a Friend” the same year, and it was a hit for Taylor as well. Because “You’ve Got a Friend” is a top friendship song that is great for National Friendship Day, you can watch a video where Carole King and James Taylor sing the song together.
“Umbrella” by Rihanna
This 2007 hit tells about a friendship that will endure trials and be a support for one another. You can hear the official version of “Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z below.
“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
“You’re My Best Friend” appeared on the 1975 Queen album A Night at the Opera. The song is a wonderful expression of how best friends get each other through difficult times. With lyrics like “ooh, you make me live,” there’s no question that “You’re My Best Friend” is the perfect song to sing with your bestie on National Best Friends Day. Check out the video below.
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman
Randy Newman wrote “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” in 1995 as the theme song for Toy Story. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is both an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated song. The lyrics have made it an endearing song of friendship, and it has been featured throughout the Toy Story movie series. It’s been covered by many people and is a great way to kick off National Best Friends Day.
“With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles
One of the best songs by the Beatles also celebrates friendship. “With a Little Help From My Friends” was first released in 1967 on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and went on to critical success. Joe Cocker successfully covered the song, and it has been a standard tune for best friends who might be getting into a bit of mischief. It’s not easy to find videos of the Beatles, but Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed the song together. You can also watch Joe Cocker perform the song below. If you have a best friend that you’ve managed to get in and out of a bit of trouble with, this may be the perfect song for you.
Are you going to celebrate National Best Friends Day today? If so, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalBesetFriendsDay.
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