I'll Be There For You

Album: LP (1995)
Charted: 3 17
  • So no one told you life was gonna be this way
    Your job's a joke, you're broke
    Your love life's D.O.A
    It's like you're always stuck in second gear
    When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
    Or even your year, but

    I'll be there for you
    (When the rain starts to pour)
    I'll be there for you
    (Like I've been there before)
    I'll be there for you
    ('Cause you're there for me too)

    You're still in bed at ten
    And work began at eight
    You've burned your breakfast, so far
    Things are going great
    Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
    But she didn't tell you when the world has brought
    You down to your knees and

    I'll be there for you
    (When the rain starts to pour)
    I'll be there for you
    (Like I've been there before)
    I'll be there for you
    ('Cause you're there for me too)

    No one could ever know me
    No one could ever see me
    Seems you're the only one who knows
    What it's like to be me
    Someone to face the day with
    Make it through all the rest with
    Someone I'll always laugh with
    Even at my worst, I'm best with you, yeah

    It's like you're always stuck in second gear
    When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
    Or even your year

    I'll be there for you
    (When the rain starts to pour)
    I'll be there for you
    (Like I've been there before)
    I'll be there for you
    ('Cause you're there for me too)

    I'll be there for you
    I'll be there for you
    I'll be there for you
    ('Cause you're there for me too)Writer/s: Michael Jay Skloff, David L Crane, Marta Fran Kauffman, Allee Willis, Philip Ronald Solem, Danny C Wilde
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 21

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 22nd 1994, the 30-minute sitcom, 'Friends', debut the NBC-TV network...
    The series ran for ten seasons with a grand total of 236 original episodes...
    One year and two days later on September 24th, 1995 the show's theme song, "I'll Be There For You" by the Rembrandts, entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #18, and surprisingly the following week it peaked at only one position higher at #17 {for 3 weeks} and spent a total of 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    The duo had three other records make the Top 100 chart; "Just the Way It Is, Baby" {peaked at #14 in 1990}, "Someone" {reached #78 in 1991}, and "Johnny Have You Seen Her" {topped out at #54 in 1992}.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThis show was the sort that I always avoided, then I stumbled upon it in syndication and was hooked. It was anything but “below average,” especially in the writing department, and maintained its quality right to the end, unlike another three other long-lived powerhouse sitcoms that decidedly jumped the shark, M*A*S*H, Frasier and Home Improvement.
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzAverage song for a below-average TV show. Hmmm...a show about friends living in apartments in New York...one is a neat freak, one is neurotic, one is overly honest and can't hold down a boyfriend, and one is just "kooky." I liked it better the first time...when it was called "Seinfeld."
  • Jasper from Nieuwegein, NetherlandsWhen I either see a fragment of FRIENDS, the intro of FRIENDS, or hear this song, I instantly become happy... :D
  • Nikita from Drogheda, IrelandI watch Friends 24/7, and practically know this song inside and out, in and around, and head to tail
  • Frank from Granchester Meadows, GreenlandI'm in agreement with everyone who posted 'great song' -----if fit so perfectly with the sitcom too.
  • Chris from Charleston, ScThis song is in the style of the Beatles if you listen closely, including guitar licks, and harmonization.
  • Bobsaget from Bellville, SdThis is a catchy song. It's pretty much the best theme song ever.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Njllove it! this is me and my friend's song. i absolutely love Friends, too!
  • Michelle from Darlington, EnglandLove this song! It has a lot of meaning behind the song. "When it hasn't beeen your day, your week or even your year, i'll be there for you". The words are fantastic and every friendship should be like what it says in the words. Do you agree?
  • Karolina from Praszka, PolandThe best song ever!!!!! This song descibe feelings beetwen Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Phoebe and Joey!! This song is incredible!!!

    -Karolina, Praszka, POLAND
  • Amandass from Buckley, WaThis is one of the most annoying songs ever.
  • Kevin from New York, NyCool song!!Played at grad nite!!
  • Kelly from Burbank, CaI think another example of a song that hit it big after it was played as a theme song to a show was "California" by Phantom Planet, which is the theme to the OC. Also, it was another song that was good the entire song, not just the 30 seconds you heard it.
  • Nicola from London, EnglandThis song is all about friends and friendships. Being together, supporting each other. Through the good times, as well as the bad times. And being loyal to your friends (especially best friends)
  • Adele from Victoria, CanadaFriends simply would not be the same without it...
  • Patrick from Wahiawa, HiNameless(brainless? clueless?)American TV executives were on the verge of doing away with ALL theme songs when this song hit the big time. So, this group (and song) deserve some respect for keeping theme music alive on U.S. television. (Imagine "Joan of Arcadia" without Joan Osborne's "One of Us" or "CSI" without "Who Are You"?)
  • Kei from Salem, Or This song really ain't that good. Their minor hit from 1991, "Just The Way It Is Baby", was a much better song.
  • Hiedi from Lulea, SwedenWhat a great song! i just love the way they use descriptive words and figurative language. It really makes you want a friendship like the one in the song!
  • Madison from London, EnglandI wish I had a friendship like the one they talk about. A friendship that stays together through everything, through the good and the bad. A friendshhip were they are always there to support one another.
  • Alexia from Sydney, AustraliaI think this song is a great example of a relationship between two friends.
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