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 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

  1. The More We Get Together by the Learning Station
  2. That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick et al.
  3. Make New Friends by the Learning Station "Make New Friends" by the Learning Station.
  4. Friends, Friends, 123 by the Kiboomers
  5. Will You Be a Friend of Mine? by the Kiboomers
  6. With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles
  7. I’ll Be There for You by the Rembrandts "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts.
  8. Friends by Elton John
  9. Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks
  10. Friend Like Me by Robin Williams (from Aladdin)
  11. You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (from Toy Story)
  12. If I Didn’t Have You by Randy Newman (from Monsters Inc.)
  13. I’ll Stand by You by the Pretenders
  14. A Friend Like You by Andy Grammer
  15. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
  16. In My Life by the Beatles
  17. What About Your Friends? by TLC
  18. Best Friend by Jason Mraz
  19. My Funny Friend and Me by Sting
  20. Best of Friends by Pearl Bailey (from The Fox and the Hound)
  21. Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
  22. If I Didn’t Have You by Billy Crystal and John Goodman
  23. Be Our Guest by Alan Menken (from Beauty and the Beast)
  24. Friends on the Other Side from The Princess and the Frog
  25. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? by Kristen Bell (from Frozen)
  26. Remember Me by Dúo (from Coco)
  27. The Family Madrigal by the Encanto cast
  28. Lean on Me by Bill Withers
  29. Anytime You Need a Friend by Mariah Carey
  30. You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King
  31. I’ll Be There by the Jackson 5
  32. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
  33. I’ll Remember by Madonna
  34. Some Things Never Change by the Frozen 2 cast
  35. A Real Friendship “Everything” by Michael Buble (from Lilo & Stitch)
  36. Friendship Song by Bruno Mars
  37. I’ll Always Remember You by Miley Cyrus
  38. Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato
  39. We Are a Family by Jack Hartmann
  40. This Is the Way We Make Friends by Super Simple Songs/Kids Songs
  41. What Makes a Good Friend? by Rocking Dan Teaching Man
  42. Friends Song by the Singing Walrus
  43. Friends by Ella Henderson
  44. My Best Friend by Tim McGraw
  45. I’ll Be There for You by Two of a Kind
  46. Surrounded by Friendship by Dan & Claudia Zanes
  47. They’re My Best Friend by Ants on a Log
  48. It’s You I Like by Fred Rogers
  49. True Colors by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake (from Trolls)
  50. One Friend by Dan Seals

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

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