Hardened rockers might tell you that listing the 10 best rock songs about friends is gay. Yet even the toughest metal dude needs a friend now and again. So let's count the friendliest rock songs of all time.
- "Lean On Me" Bill Withers. When you can't stand up for falling down, Bill Withers is there for you.
- "With a Little Help From My Friends" The Beatles. Wouldn't you know John and Paul would make Ringo play the Sensitive Guy. And he played it quite well, too.
- "Your My Best Friend" Queen. This song really is gay. But then again, it's sung by Freddie Mercury, after all.
- "I'll Stand By You" The Pretenders. When leather-tough Chrissie Hynde gets tender, everybody pays attention.
- "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" Four Tops. Levi Stubbs comes off like the best friend you never had while singing this one.
- "Waiting On A Friend" The Rolling Stones. The video, for a change, really sells this one. As if The Stones have nothing better to do, but to wait around for a buddy.
- "Why Can't We Be Friends? War. This one is subversive and sarcastic. It's not really and ode to true friendship. Nevertheless, it's one of the best things War ever recorded.
- "Stand By Me" Ben E. King. What do you want to bet The Pretenders' song was an answer to King's song? In it, he needs more than love; he needs a true friend.
- "In My Life" The Beatles. When you think about it, The Beatles reached for nostalgia at quite a young age for this one. They weren't even 64 yet!
- "You've Got A Friend" James Taylor. "Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall/All you've got to do is call." But just how many calls from fans has this iconic singer/songwriter actually returned?
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