You Can Sit With Us: 14 Songs About Friendship To Celebrate Your Squad

You Can Sit With Us: 14 Songs About Friendship To Celebrate Your Squad

ATTN: We need more songs about #SquadGoals!

Most songs on the radio are about romantic love, but what about songs to dedicate to your friends? Platonic love songs are so underrated, which is why we've made this playlist celebrating the tribe we sit with.

14 Songs to Dedicate to Your Friends

1. "That's So Us" by Allie X

We make peppermint tea
And watch Space Odyssey
That's so you, that's so me
That's so us

You know those little mundane things that make you and your friends just click? It's the highly specific rituals and memories that tie us together and make our friendship special, as acknowledged in this song by Canadian songstress Allie X.

2. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends

Wannabe is a classic girl power bop because of a simple message that all girls should remember: lovers come and go, but friends are forever. So get your priorities straight and let all your potential lovers know that you and your friends are a package deal.

3. "Team" by Lorde

We live in cities you'll never see onscreen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know we're on each other's team

You and your squad may not live the most glamorous lifestyles, but none of that matters when you've got a friendship that's rock solid. When most artists were singing about their fabulous lives, Lorde came to the scene singing about how she and her crew thrive in less-than-ideal circumstances.

4. "At Your Side" by The Corrs

If you make mistakes
You can't let me down
I will still believe
I will turn around

Who'd know better about having a squad than sibling musical group The Corrs? You and your squad may not be related by blood, but having soul sister levels of synchronicity is even better.

5. "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" by Taylor Swift

When I'm with anybody else
It's so hard to be myself
And only you can tell

You know your friendship is the real deal when you're able to be completely yourself around them — no pretending, no self-censorship, just you.

6. "Me & My Girls" by Selena Gomez

I'm going home with who I came with
And who I came with's
Me and my girls, me and my girls

Though there's nothing wrong with going to the club to meet boys, that can't beat just having a night out just to dance with your girlfriends. Let them check you out — go on, enjoy the attention, but leave no girl behind. Remember: friends who stick with you during night out are the friends you wanna hold onto.

7. "Friends" by Meghan Trainor

I know we about to have a good time
'Cause I got all my friends with me
I know everything's gonna be fine
'Cause I got all my friends with me

Who do you turn to when you find yourself in a pickle? Having a solid support system — i.e. friends who'll let you sleep on their couch when you've run out of rent money — is essential for a happy life. (If you don't have one, don't worry, it's not too late to start building one. Be the kind of friend you'd wanna have, and start from there.)

8. "We're Going to Be Friends" by The White Stripes

We don't notice any time pass
We don't notice anything
We sit side by side in every class
The teacher thinks that I sound funny
But she likes the way you sing

This sweet, uncharacteristically unplugged ditty by The White Stripes is all about nostalgia for the innocence of our school days, but also about that "Aha!" moment we all get when we click with someone and know that this could be the start of a great friendship.

9. "Girls Night Out" by Charli XCX

It's a girls' night out
No boys, no boys
No boys, no boys
No boys, no boys
It's a girls' night out

There's a time for flirting with the boys, and a time for just going crazy with the girls. This bop is a celebration of the latter.

10. "Umbrella" by Rihanna

Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella

Friendship is all about give-and-take — be prepared to give your friends shelter (literally and figuratively) when they need it. Riri has always known what's up.

11. "Growing Up Beside You" by Paolo Nutini

And the sun sets the scene,
While the rain misses me
And all the time I'll be growing, growing up beside you

Maybe you've known some of your friends since kindergarten, and maybe you'll still be friends when you're old and grey. Having someone to journey through life together and witness how we change through the years is one of the best things about friendship, making this one of the sweetest songs to dedicate to your friends.

12. "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we're together, there's no place I'd rather be

Sometimes it really doesn't matter where you are or what you're doing, as long as you're with the right company (i.e. your homies).

13. "Wild Things" by Alessia Cara

So hey, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin', we make our breaks, if you don't like our 808s
Then leave us alone, 'cause we don't need your policies

You and your friends may not sit in the cool kids' table, but who cares? Finding people who speak your language and resonate with you — that's what really matters.

14. "The Beginning" by Little Mix

They turned us strangers into closest friends
Turn the page and see the wonder
That's here for you and I

Who better to turn to for songs to dedicate to your friends than Little Mix, one of the few girl groups who seem to really love and enjoy each other's company? This song is about their journey as a group, and how, four years after they were brought together by The X Factor in 2011, they'd only just begun.

Listen to the whole playlist of songs to dedicate to your friends here: