"Friends" is a song by Danishsinger-songwriterAura Dione from her second studio album, Before the Dinosaurs. The song features American production team Rock Mafia who co-wrote the song with Dione and David Jost. Dione wrote the song to let her friends know how precious they are to her. "Friends" was released as the album's second single on March 2, 2012. It became Dione's third top ten hit in her native Denmark, where it peaked at number six. "Friends" also became a top ten hit in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The song debuted at number twenty-five on February 17, 2012 in Denmark. The following week the song rose to number twelve. In its third week on the chart the song peaked at number six, becoming Dione's third top 10 single. The song has since been certified gold by IFPI Denmark for sales of 15,000 digital copies. In Switzerland, "Friends" debuted at number sixty-four on the chart issue dated February 26, 2012. In its fourth week on the chart, the song peaked at number ten on March 18, 2012. The song has since been certified gold by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for shipments of 15,000 copies in Switzerland. "Friends" debuted at number thirteen in Austria on the chart dated March 9, 2012. The following week it peaked at number three. The song debuted at number five in Germany, becoming Dione's third top 10 hit. On the chart issue dated 25 May 2012 the song hit number 1 on Polish Airplay Top 5.
Aura Dione performed "Friends" on November 30, 2011 on German television show The Dome along with "Geronimo". On February 14, 2012 Aura performed the song in Moscow, Russia on Big Love Show. On February 18, 2012 she performed the song for the first time on Danish television in the singing competition Voice – The Biggest Voice of Denmark together with the eight semi-finalists.