Ever laughed so hard that you couldn't breathe? Well, there are few things that are so pure in life as those moments of sheer elation when you cannot help but laugh your heart out except maybe those who do it with you: friends! I’ll write that again-friends- this isn’t a word, it is an emotion!
From winning big in school to your wedding ceremonies, all the celebrations in life would be drab if it weren’t for your friends who are always there to both hype and troll you when needed. In fact, be it a geometry class or a random rishta meeting, friends have a way of turning even the dullest moments into a celebration. And this is exactly why they need to be celebrated every now and then, right? Well, that’s exactly why we have Friendship Day. That said, this year Friendship Day remains all the more important given that most of us haven’t met our friends in months now.
Historically speaking, the day dates back to 1958 when it was first proposed by the World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organization that runs campaigns in favour of friendship as a means of spreading peace. It was almost half a century later on April 27, 2011, that the UN General Assembly declared it as the official date for Friendship Day across the world.
However, various countries have been celebrating the day way before the UN's recognition of the same and therefore have different days to mark it. For instance, the day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in India.
Well, it’s July already and our friends deserve a token now more than ever for always lifting our spirits. And while we’ll still advise you to avoid meeting them in person (sorry fam but corona!) or to get parcels sent at their homes, here’s an idea: friendship day songs! To aid you with the task, we have curated a list of Friendship songs in Hindi and English to express to your friends how special they are to you.
Well, you can either simply send one of these friendship songs to your friends or make an entire playlist for them. Wanna tell your buds how much you really love them? These Friendship Day songs might help:
From Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahaan to Jaane Kyu, Bollywood has always had a penchant for hauntingly beautiful songs on dosti. We have all loved these songs, listened to them on loop and now it is the time to use these Bollywood songs on friendship to express your love for all those who give these songs a special meaning.
And while we might all have friends with nothing but English songs on their playlist, there’s something about Hindi songs that just hits differently. Agree with us? Well then, here are some Friendship songs in Hindi that’ll do the task for you:
From epic drunken stories to endless impromptu adventures, don’t we all think that our’s is the coolest gang ever? This song channelises that very sentiment. And while you must have heard a lot of remixed versions, might we suggest Kishore Kumar’s original from the film Yaarana? Well, this one certainly is the MVP of all the Friendship Day songs out there and has to feature on your playlist!
Key Lyrics: Tere jaisa yaar kahaan
Kahan aisa yaaraana
Yaad karegi duniya
Tera mera afsaana
This friendship song by KK is a celebration of the bond that surpasses them all and continues to be a hit for exactly that reason. This one teaches us that there exists nothing sans friendship and we wholeheartedly agree.
Key Lyrics: Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai
Yeh na ho to kya phir
Bolo kya yeh zindagi hai
There is a reason why this song from Sholay has survived the test of time: it celebrated the true spirit of friendship. This is a friendship song penned for those who have stood with you through thick and thin and while the original retains its value, we strongly recommend this rendition by Arijit Singh.
Key Lyrics: Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge
Todenge dam magar
Tera saath na chhodenge
Don’t our friends give so much meaning to our lives? This song from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety recognises the meaning that friends bring to your life and will be the perfect pick if you have been meaning to convey something difficult to them all this while.
Key lyrics: Tu hi wajah…
Tere bina bewajah bekar hoon main
Tera yaar hoon main
Tera yaar hoon main
Think you and your friends are the craziest loons out there and cherish your bond for exactly that reason? This impassioned friendship song from Wazir has to be your song!
Key lyrics: Iss bedhangi duniya ke sangi
Hum na hote yaara
Apni toh yaari atrangi hai re
Kar berangi shaamein hud’dangi mast-malangi yaara
Apni toh yaari atrangi hai re Atrangi re..
Nostalgia, friendship, and a box full of memories: this is the friendship song for all your friends who made your student life absolutely lit. The credit, of course, goes to Ali Haider for making it absolutely magical. Well, this one never gets old.
Key lyrics: Bas yaadein
Yaadein reh jaati hain
Baatein reh jaati hain
This friendship song from the iconic film is about adventures, youth, and the never-ending celebration that life is when you are young, wild, and free.
Key lyrics: Dil Chahta Hai,
Kabhi Na Beete Chamkeele Din
Dil Chahta Hai,
Hum Na Rahein Kabhi Yaaron Ke Bin
When you have great friends, you always have an assurance that you’ll be taken care of and that there will always be someone to have your back. This beautiful song from Dostana conveys just that:
Key lyrics: Jaane kyun Jaane kyun dil jaanta hai
Thu hai tho I' ll be all right
I' ll be all right, I' ll be all right
Friends have a way of filling our hearts with joy. They make dull things epic, and epic things uber epic. This song from Rock On beautifully encapsulates this sentiment and we recommend this for exactly that reason.
Key lyrics: Tum Ho Toh… Gaata Hai Dil
Tum Nahin... Toh Geet Kahan
Tum Ho Toh… Hai Sab Haasil
Tum Nahin Toh... Kya Hai Yahaan
This song by KK portrays how ephemeral life is and how important friendships are in this choti si zindagi. No Friendship Day songs’ playlist can ever be complete without this one:
Key lyrics: Hum, rahen ya na rahen kal
Kal yaad aayenge ke ye pal
Pal, ye hain pyar ke pal
Chal, aa mere sang chal
Chal, soche kya
Chhoti si, hai zindagi
Now that you have had your fill of Hindi songs on dosti, how about we mix things a bit and add English songs for friendship to the list? Here is a list of English songs on 'friendship' that we have curated just for you all:
No Friendship Day songs' playlist is complete without this song that most of us recognise as Friends' theme. Well, it was originally composed by The Rembrandts and remains special for endless reasons.
Key Lyrics: I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're there for me too)
Do you know what’s the test of true friends? You can always count on them and this iconic song by Bruno Mars celebrates just that. There exist few friendship day songs as iconic as this one:
Key lyrics: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
I'll be there
And I know when I need it
I can count on you like 4, 3, 2
And you'll be there
This Randy Neman song from Toy Story is a song of assurance, of everlasting friendship, and how we choose friends who become family.
Key lyrics: You've got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Bill Wither’s Lean On Me is a friendship song that has stood the test of time just like true friends do. It is a song about always being there for your friends and helping them forward in life. This is just the Friendship Day song that we need right now:
Key lyrics: Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
Yet another friendship song that is as contemporary as it is old and goes and encapsulated the spirit of unyielding friendship. This one by James Taylor is a Friendship Day song that deserves a space in your playlist:
Key lyrics: Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, ye, ye, ye
You've got a friend
Okay, so this one is for the OG Disney generation. This Demi Lovato song is specifically for those friends who are always there for you but when it comes to them, they rarely ask for help:
Key lyrics: The world comes to life
And everything's bright
From beginning to end
When you have a friend
Well, we scored this one especially for the animated video and how damn cute it happens to be. As for the song, Jason Marz has certainly done an amazing job and here’s a Friendship Day song to thank your buds for making this life worth it all.
Key lyrics: As I feel my life is better
So is the world we're living in
I'm thankful for the time I spent
With my best friend
With a little help from my friends
Well, this one by Destiny’s Child is a fun number, dedicated to your crazy girl gang, embedding the message that you really don’t need anyone when you have them.
Key lyrics: Though he say he got a girl
Yeah it's true you got a man
But the party ain't gon' stop
So let's make it hot, hot
Graduating this year or settling down in a city far away from your friends? Well, this song by Vitamin C might help you convey to your friends all that you are going through.
Key lyrics: And if you got something that you need to say
You better say it right now 'cause you don't have another day
Cause we're moving on and we can't slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound
Beautiful lyrics, great music, and Mariah Carey, this song has all that it takes to impress your BFFs. Use this as a Friendship Day song to remind your friends just how much they mean to you.
Key lyrics: Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You'll never be alone again
So don't you fear
As we all navigate our lives through the coronavirus pandemic, it is important that we take care of those around and reassure them that they aren’t alone in this. And while so many of us are with our families right now, our friends too deserve some love and gratitude for being absolutely awesome. We hope that this list of Friendship Day songs curated by us will bring a smile to their face.
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