Music of Friends

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This is a discography of music related to the American sitcom Friends.

Albums[edit]

Friends Original TV Soundtrack[edit]

Friends Original TV Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released October 1995
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 49:35
Label WEA
Various artists chronology
Friends Original TV Soundtrack
(1995)
Friends Again
(1999)

Was an album released by WEA in 1995 featuring songs from the TV sitcom Friends. The songs were not originals written for the series but rather were tracks either used directly in the show or "inspired" by the show. The album also featured small samples of spoken dialogue from the show's first season.

Artist Title The episode of the series "Friends"
1 The Rembrandts I'll Be There for You The main theme of the series (TV Version)
2 Hootie & The Blowfish I Go Blind The 5th episode of the 2nd season
The first song of the concert, where Monica, Ross and Chandler walked three.
3 Toad The Wet Sprocket Good Intentions The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
He is playing at a party at Joey and Chandler when Rachel realizes that both her parents are here.
4 Lou Reed You'll Know You Were Loved The 16th episode of the 2nd season
Joey and Chandler at a party at the guy from the TV series "Days of Our Lives."
5 K.D. Lang Sexuality The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
Playing at a party at Monica's, when Ross pours whiskey for the father of Rachel.
6 Barenaked Ladies Shoe Box The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
Ross tries to take his father's conversation, Rachel, until she was on the second party.
7 R.E.M. It's A Free World Baby The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
Three of the guests are asked to Phoebe secretly bring them to the party.
8 Paul Westerberg Sunshine
9 The Pretenders Angel of the Morning The 6th episode of 2nd season
Stephanie sings this song in the cafe.
10 Grant Lee Buffalo In My Room The 8th episode of the 2nd season
The second song on the radio.
11 Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
Rachel is torn between his father and mother and listens to their complaints against each other.
12 Paul Westerberg Stain Yer Blood The 22nd episode of the 2nd season
Joe appears with a volleyball ball.
13 The Rembrandts I'll Be There for You The main theme of the series (full version)

Friends Again[edit]

Friends Again
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 23, 1999
Recorded Various
Genre Soundtrack
Label Reprise/WEA
Various artists chronology
Friends Original TV Soundtrack
(1995)
Friends Again
(1999)
Friends The One with All the Party Music
(2004)

Friends Again is a 1999 soundtrack album. It is the second Friends soundtrack, released after Friends Original TV Soundtrack (1995).

  1. "Introduction"—Friends Again
  2. "Every Word Means No"—Smash Mouth
  3. "Delicious"—Semisonic
  4. "Trouble with Boys"—Loreta
  5. "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing"—Robbie Williams
  6. "Summer"—Lisa Loeb
  7. "What Reason"—Deckard
  8. "Angel and the Jerk"—Penelope Houston & Billie Joe Armstrong
  9. "Question Everything"—8stops7
  10. "Smelly Cat Medley"—Phoebe Buffay & The Hairballs - Feat. Pretenders
  11. "View from the Other Side"—Duncan Sheik
  12. "Beats the Hell out of Me"—Waltons
  13. "Friends 'Til the End (I'll Be There for You)"—Thor-El
  • Chart position: not charted (U.S.)
  • RIAA Certification:
  • Worldwide sales: 0.5 million
  • Singles: "Question Everything"

Friends The One with All the Party Music[edit]

Friends The One with All the Party Music
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2004
Recorded Various
Genre Soundtrack
Label Reprise/WEA
Various artists chronology
Friends Again
(1999)
Friends The One with All the Party Music
(2004)
Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack
(2005)

Friends The One with All the Party Music is a 2004 soundtrack EP and was marketed as a 6-track CD sampler. It is the third Friends soundtrack, released after Friends Again (1999).[1]

  1. "The Impression That I Get"—The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  2. "Love Machine"—The Miracles
  3. "Shake Your Groove Thing"—Peaches & Herb
  4. "Shoe Box"—Barenaked Ladies
  5. "Into Your Arms"—The Lemonheads
  6. "I'll Be There for You"—The Rembrandts
  • Chart position: not charted (U.S.)

Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack[edit]

Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2005
Recorded Various
Genre Soundtrack
Label Reprise/WEA
Various artists chronology
Friends The One with All the Party Music
(2004)
Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack
(2005)

Friends: The Ultimate Soundtrack is a 2005 soundtrack album. It is the last Friends soundtrack, containing best hits and some new unreleased tracks from the show.

CD 1:

  1. The Rembrandts - "I'll Be There for You"
  2. Cake - Never There
  3. Semisonic - Closing Time
  4. Loreta - Trouble With Boys
  5. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  6. Santana & Matchbox Twenty - "Smooth"
  7. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  8. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Good Intentions
  9. The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me
  10. America - A Horse with No Name
  11. Paul Westerberg - Stain Yer Blood
  12. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  13. k.d. lang - Sexuality
  14. Hoobastank - The Reason
  15. Nelly - Ride with Me
  16. Sylvester - You Make Me Feel
  17. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

CD 2:

  1. R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People
  2. Barenaked Ladies - Shoe Box
  3. Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
  4. Interpol - Untitled
  5. Eric Carmen - All By Myself
  6. After The Fire - Der Kommissar
  7. 8Stops7 - Question Everything
  8. Madonna - Take a Bow
  9. Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
  10. Eve & Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Your Mind
  11. Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made It
  12. The Zombies - Time of the Season
  13. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Time Operator
  14. The Clash - London Calling
  15. Alicia Keys - Fallin'
  16. U2 - With or Without You
  17. Phoebe Buffay - Smelly Cat Medley

Singles[edit]

Year Song Artist Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock US Adult Contemporary US Adult Recurrents UK Singles Chart
(originally 1970) Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell 67 - - - 11 Friends
1995 I'll Be There for You The Rembrandts 17 1 1 - 3
Good Intentions Toad the Wet Sprocket - 19 19 - -
1996 I Go Blind Hootie & the Blowfish - 17 22 3 -
1997 I'll Be There for You (re-release) The Rembrandts - - - - 5
1999 Smelly Cat (promo only) Phoebe Buffay - - - - - Friends Again

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friends The One with All the Party Music, CD booklet 2004