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Naomi's Playlist: Friendship Edition

Feb 13, 2023

Naomi's Playlist: Friendship Edition

Ah, February — the season of love (and various delicious love-related candies). But while it’s definitely fine to spend the month celebrating romantic love, can we take some time to celebrate our love for our friends, too? After all, they’re the ones who really make our world go round — they’re there to celebrate  the good times, help us cope during the bad times and force us to put pants on and leave the house during the “meh” times. Whether you’ve known them since grade school or just met them last year at work, you know that your life wouldn’t be the same without them.

Friends improve our lives, and even our health — according to a 2010 review of scientific literature, having friends is tied to living a longer life, and has a greater impact on life expectancy than even how much we exercise.

This playlist is a salute to our besties — the people who have helped us become our best, have seen us at our worst, and always tell us when we have spinach in our teeth. We included old classics and newer favorites, all with one theme in common: loving our best buddies. Or pals. Or amigos. Or crew. Whatever you call them, you know that they think you’re the best and have your back forever.


You Can't Make Old Friends — Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Friends — Led Zeppelin

That's What Friends Are For — Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Glady Knight and Stevie Wonder

All My Friends — LCD Soundsystem

Together Again — Janet Jackson

Real Friends — Camila Cabello

Wish You Were Here — Pink Floyd

I'll Stand By You — the Pretenders

Umbrella — Rihanna featuring JAY-Z

You're My Best Friend — Queen

Lean On Me — Bill Withers

With A Little Help From My Friends — The Beatles

Good As Hell — Lizzo

You've Got A Friend — Carole King

Thank You For Being A Friend — Andrew Gold