Songs about Friendship and its Memories

Some songs are truly special, and they sound best when you're celebrating your friendship. If you wish to learn about the songs that remind you of your beloved friend, and takes you back in time, then find your favorite from this article.
Friendship is the most beautiful relationship, and what's better than having a song to celebrate it. A song can attach emotions to anything, and make it come alive. In this life, when nothing is permanent expect change, there are very few who leave an everlasting mark on your life, and those are your most cherished possession -- your friends. Be it in a canteen, or during the preparation of a function, or a picnic, one song can change the entire environment -- you pick up a guitar, your friends start humming, and now your group has its personal favorite. Like these, there are many situations which make a song unique to you.

The Tender Age

For kids, music means fun, and when they are with friends, it can't get any better. These are the years when the love for music captures the innocent heart. It makes it even better to remember those with whom you learned how to ride a bike, and played hide and seek. Choose one from here, and sing it aloud:
  • I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow - Various Artists
  • So Long (from Winnie the Pooh) - Zooey Deschanel
  • Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
  • Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney - Jenny Oaks Baker
  • True Friend - Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus)
  • 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
  • We're Going to be Friends - The White Stripes
  • Rubber Duckie - Ernie
  • You Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman
  • Best Friend - Aqua
  • Kids in America - One Direction
The Teenage Days

Teenage years are the most eventful, exciting, and filled with ups and downs. As they say 'for real drama just follow an average teenager around'; it comes all packed with sugar and spice. Songs find their way in every such occasion, and become a part of the friendship routine. This category is the most random, and mixed with emotional as well as pumping music. Here are a few:
  • Back in Time - Pitbull
  • Beez in the Trap - Nicki Minaj featuring 2 Chainz
  • Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • 50 Ways To Say Goodbye - Train
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • We're All In This Together - High School Musical cast
  • Thank You - Dido
  • Moments - One Direction
  • Anytime You Need A Friend - Mariah Carey
  • I Turn To You - Christina Aguilera
  • I'd Do Anything - Oliver! Soundtrack
  • Best Friend - S CLUB 7
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
The Challenging Phase

This is the phase when school life is over, and you are done being spoonfed for everything. The moment you get the thought that 'I am an adult', the challenging phase has begun. A phase where real relationships are made, people take you seriously (for once), and you choose a career. Amidst all of this, friends are like a sturdy rock in a thunderstorm. In fact, to get away from the hustle of office work, friends often form a band and sing their favorite songs. If you eavesdrop on a conversation between two colleagues during lunch time, 70% of the time it is about music (the rest 30% being the office gossip) - such is the impact! So how can a phase like this be devoid of a few favorites? Hunt yours here:
  • Dearest - Black Keys
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Holocene - Justin Vernon
  • On the Backs of Angels - Dream Theater
  • Best Friend - Brandy
  • I'll Be There for You - The Rembrandts (Friend's Theme song)
  • Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
  • Friends Forever - Thunderbugs
  • I Will Come To You - Hanson
  • I'll Remember - Madonna
  • Photograph - Nickelback
  • Cool - Gwen Stefani
  • My Friend - Blessid Union of Souls
  • Ben - Michael Jackson
  • My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
  • Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Graduation (Friends Forever) - Vitamin C
Glory of the Yesteryear

This is the phase when memories count the most. The friends who have been with you for long, and the ones who have left for some or the other reason find their place in your memories. Music has an overpowering control on you. Here are some songs for remembering the old friends, songs for celebrating the ones that are still with you, and songs for loving what life gave you.
  • What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand
  • Circuital - My Morning Jacket
  • Friends - Elton John
  • With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles
  • Lean on Me - Bill Withers
  • You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Friends - Beach Boys
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  • Memories - Barbra Streisand
  • I'll Be Around - Spinners
  • Thank You For Being A Friend - Andrew Gold
  • He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies
  • My One True Friend - Bette Midler
  • Old Friends - Everything But the Girl
  • (Ya Gotta Have) Friends - Bette Midler
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Anchorage - Michelle Shocked
  • Forever Friends - Sandi Patti
  • Welcome Back - John Sebastian
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Have you ever experienced this? You are sitting somewhere, and a song is playing in the background -- faintly audible --, but in an instant you get up and call a friend whom you have almost lost touch with. Such is the power of memories attached to a song, because true friends can only be far in distance, but at heart they are always close.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. - Bernard Meltzer

Friendship is not a function of age. Even at 70, two old friends can be like playful children, forgetting the aching legs or heavy breath. Remember, songs are an ideal way to celebrate your friendship. Thank your friends for being there every time you needed them. Music is universal, and as such, there are no boundaries on favorites. The categories mentioned are primary, with no strict adherence. What is your list of favorite songs? Share them with millions of readers by mentioning the list in the comments column. Don't forget to dedicate some of these songs to your best friend!
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