To your forever valentine: bops for your besties

We all have one or a few people in our lives who are our rocks. You can talk to them about anything, have some of your favorite memories with them and when your love life is down, they bring you back up. Your forever Valentines are your best friends. They are the ones who are by your side no matter what. They have been there since day one and will be by your side until the very end. While some other Valentine’s come and go, your friends are here to stay. These songs talk about the special relationship between friends and are the perfect songs to blast this Valentine’s Day. 

  1. “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls

This is the staple song about friendship and most likely the first song to come to mind when you think about songs about friendship. This Spice Girls classic talks about how if anyone wants to date your friend, they have to get the approval of the whole crew. This is the motto between me and my best friend, and probably friends groups everywhere. So to all hopeful valentines out there, I hope you have the approval of all the friends or else you got some work to do. 

“Make it last forever, friendship never ends…”
  1. “History” by One Direction

This One Direction track talks about all the memories and history that is between you and your best friends. With the line “you and me got a whole lot of history,” hitting home with those friend groups that have been around for years. All those late nights, trips, nights out, crazy stories and more making up the history of you and those friends closest to you. Those will be the memories that you will cherish and even as people move away and don’t see one another as much, your history will stick with you. 

“We could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen…”
  1. “My Friends Over You” by New Found Glory

While this song is not directly about friendship, it still has the underlying theme of picking your friends over anyone else. A relationship goes south or you just realized you rather be with your friends over anyone else. So, if you are going through a breakup or have some realizations about someone in your love life this Valentine’s Day, feel free to blast this song all day long. 

“Though you swear that you are true, I’d still pick my friends over you…”
  1. “Another Night On Mars” by The Maine

One of the best tracks by The Maine in my opinion. “Another Night On Mars” is a song dedicated directly to friends. Those friends who make you feel less alone, make you feel human and allow you to be 100% yourself, with the line “the ones who make me feel less alien” bringing that idea home. These friends are your happy place and when you are with them you feel like you are at home. No matter what life throws at you, they are by your side. 

“I do not think I would be here if not for them…”
  1. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” by Taylor Swift

We got an OG Taylor Swift song with this one. This song can be interpreted to be about anyone in your life who you can be completely yourself around. The person who brings out the goofy side in you and is your other half. You are happy when they are happy and if they are not happy, then you are not happy. You do not want to go through life without them which, for many people, is their best friend. When you are with your best friend, everything is perfect and you can let your guards down. This song summarizes that feeling perfectly.

“Everything I need is right here by my side…”
  1. You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman

This track from the classic Pixar movie Toy Story is the perfect addition to any playlist of friendship songs. Not only will this song take you and your best friend back to your childhoods, it will also remind each of you that you got a friend in each other even when you are far apart or life gets hard. You may meet other people, but no one will care for one another in the same way. Get together with your bestie and let out your inner child with this classic song. 

“There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you…”
  1. “Bitch Back” by Olivia O’Brien featuring FLETCHER

If you have had a friend go through a break-up you know exactly what this track is talking about. This song chronicles the aftermath of the break-up and showing your friend a good time. You hype them up, remember all the crazy antics you two get up to, and talk about how bad that person was for you. The iconic duo is back and you two will be unstoppable. So, if you got a friend going through a break-up this Valentine’s Day, blast this song and get into some trouble and live it up just like you two know how to do.

“Bitch, you my only plus one ’cause being single’s way more fun…”
  1. “Birthday Girl” by Lizzo

You can never go wrong with a Lizzo song. This song from her 2022 album Special is the perfect addition to Valentine’s Day and birthday playlists. This song brings about feelings of reflection, hyping up your friend and just overall love of your friends. This track encourages you to celebrate everyday, show yourself off and be your best friend’s number one hype person. You started at the bottom together and grew together. They stuck by your side, you stuck by them and that is what matters. When you have been through tough times together, you got to celebrate the good times. So put this track on and live it up, even if it is not your birthday. 

“I started from the bottom with my hoes, love y’all so fuckin’ much…”
  1. “My Best Friend” by Weezer

Next on the list is just a straightforward song about your best friend being the person you always go to. With the line “you’re my best friend/ And I love you” emphasizing your appreciation and love for your best friend. You need your best friend because they understand you and make you happy. It takes all the ideas and themes from the other songs and just puts them in the song.

“You are such a blessing and I won’t be messing with the one thing that brings light to all my darkness…”
  1. My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend” By Demi Lovato featuring Saweetie

This song may just be the perfect song for this playlist. The lines “my girlfriends are my boyfriend/ain’t nobody know me better” sums up this song. It is all about finding love within your friends, spoiling them and not needing anyone else. It talks about how you don’t need to dress up and impress them, they won’t make you upset or cause problems. You all will be partying until the end of time, you all our soulmates and you are grateful to them. A group of friends is better than one person, so your best friends are your perfect valentines. 

“My girlfriends are my boyfriend, but we’re never gonna break up…”

This Valentine’s day, get together with your best friends, put on your favorite songs, (maybe some of these) and live it up. They are your ride or die crew. They love you for you, they got your back and the memories you all share will stick with you forever. 

Stream all of these songs on The In-Crowd Spotify playlist below!

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