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Jams & Joints #16: Best Buds

If friendship itself had a soundtrack.

This National Friends Day (July 30th) we celebrate with classic pairings, legendary duets and the sounds of friends jammin’ about being friends. Featuring 60’s icons alongside the classics of today. From rock to soul to reggae to pop and back again, this is a playlist that will make you want ‘twoobie’ passing mics and joints with your best buds all day long.

(We've listed the tracks and notes below in case you don't use Spotify)

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | Elton John & Kiki Dee | There’s nothing better than a friend that’s got your back…especially if they let you borrow their shades

You’re My Best Friend | Queen | Originally written by bass player John Deacon about his lovely wife (pause for “awww’s), this song has been adopted by best buds everywhere

Friends | Nas & Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley | Your real friends won’t do you wrong. Real friends don’t change

Under Pressure | Queen & David Bowie | The most spectacularly campy duet you didn’t know you needed. As if Freddie and Ziggy could get any better.

I Got You Babe | Sonny & Cher | We’ve all had one too many and sang this at a karaoke bar with our best friend, right? 

Bridge Over Troubled Water | Simon & Garfunkel | Text the friend that this song makes you think about…we’ll wait.

No More Tears (Enough is Enough) | Barbara Streisand & Diana Ross | We’re Barbara, you’re Diana. We’ll meet you on stage in five.

Ramble on Rose | Wynona & Bob Weir | Pure. Whimsy.

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around | Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Written by Petty, this was the first single on Stevie’s debut album. It just goes to show that even solo icons could use a friend...or four.

With a Little Help From My Friends | The Beatles | Need we say more?

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