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Best 'Friend' Songs Forever: Tunes To Celebrate International Friendship Day

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The record cover of Biz Markie's 1989 single "Just a Friend" | AP

Drake may claim that he needs no new friends but maybe if Drizzy had more friends he wouldn't be so mopey all the time.

With the United Nations' International Day Of Friendship — a day based on the notion that "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities" — happening on July 30, we here at HuffPost Canada Music felt it was the exact right time to examine the complex layers of social bonding as expressed through song.

Here, then, are a selection of songs that investigate the best (and occasionally worst) aspects of friendship.

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