In several European countries, Valentine’s Day is dubbed “Friendship Day” to alleviate the pain of singledom. But we’re not as sensitive here in North America, and June 8 is its own unofficial holiday, known as Best Friends Day.
Whether you fondly remember your younger days of revelry with close friends (Japandroids), have a love/hate liaison with your comrades (Wavves) or are envious of a sidekick’s love connection (Now, Now), here are five songs that dissect and celebrate the complexities of platonic relationships.
“You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
“School Friends,” Now, Now
“Younger Us,” Japandroids
“Friends ‘Til the End,” Millencolin