A Tribute to "Friendship"
There's nothing better in life than knowing you've got family and friends to share it with. It is my belief that when you have the unconditional love and support of the people around you, you can't help but succeed in life, no matter the obstacles!
This blog is a testament to that, as well as the outpouring of love I experienced over the past ten days as I celebrated a milestone 50th birthday here in Chitown. It was truly overwhelming as many, many friends and family poured into downtown Chicago from places all over the country - and some from Canada - to help me celebrate. And those that couldn't be here were here in spirit.
To all of you, I say thank you. Thank you for being a friend and showing me what true friendship really is. Not just for the great occasion this weekend, but throughout life. You've been there for me through it all and I can only hope that I've been half as good a friend to you as you have been to me.
This article is dedicated to all of you.
What you're about to experience is a countdown of the best "friendly" songs. This a compilation of the greatest songs to incorporate the word "friend" in their titles. I've picked 40 of the best, but I'm sure I've left out some. If you can think of more, feel free to comment and suggest them for possible addition.
This djroblist is ranked based on primarily two criteria: 1) they're the songs I've loved over the years and/or 2) they struck a nerve with America based on how well they did nationally on Billboard's Hot 100 or R&B charts (or in some cases, the country chart).
As a disclaimer, however, these are not ranked solely based on chart performance; there are songs on this list that didn't place highly (or at all in some cases) on Billboard's lists, and that's okay, they're still good! So please hold any comments suggesting otherwise.
Now, without any further delay, here's the djroblist of the 40 Greatest "Friends" in Song...from #40 to #1!
Led Zeppelin has many great classic rock songs in its repertoire, but this one from their third album is on a different level, both lyrically and musically. As Robert Plant supremely wails in the refrain: "the greatest thing you ever can do now, is trade a smile with someone who's blue now."
And this special countdown of greatest "friend" songs begins...
To hear many of the songs featured in this article, click here.