1. Friends – Tribute to Marshmello and Anne-Marie
2. Alone – Tribute to Marshmello
3. Wolves – Tribute to Marshmello and Selena Gomez
4. Silence – Tribute to Marshmello and Khalid
5. Rockabye – Tribute to Clean Bandit, Sean Paul and Anne-Marie
6. Chasing Colors – Tribute to Marshmello and Ookay feat. Noah Cyrus
7. What Do You Mean – Tribute to Justin Bieber and Marshmello
8. Happier – Tribute to Marshmello and Bastille
9. Friends – Tribute to Marshmello and Anne-Marie (Acoustic)
10. Friends – Tribute to Marshmello and Anne-Marie (Instrumental)

Friends (Marshmello and Anne-Marie song)

2018 single by Marshmello and Anne-Marie

Marshmello and Anne-Marie Friends.jpg
Single by Marshmello and Anne-Marie
from the album Speak Your Mind
Released February 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)
Recorded 2017
Studio Sarm Music Village (London)
Length 3:22
Producer(s) Marshmello
Marshmello singles chronology
Anne-Marie singles chronology
Music video
“Friends” on YouTube

Friends” (stylized in all caps) is a song by American DJ and producer Marshmello and English singer Anne-Marie. It was written by the artists, and Nat Dunn.
The song was released via Joytime Collective and Asylum Records on February 9, 2018, as the fifth single from Anne-Marie’s debut studio album, Speak Your Mind (2018). A lyric video was released on the same day. The song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Friends” was the ninth best-selling single of 2018 with sales of 9.6 million track-equivalent units according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Background and release

In 2016, Marshmello remixed Anne-Marie‘s song “Alarm“. Fond of the remix, Anne-Marie wanted to collaborate with Marshmello, and eventually they met in a studio in London, where production of the song commenced. Initially Marshmello played some guitar, piano, synth and drum loops; listening to every single one they decided to proceed with guitar. Anne-Marie wrote the lyrics for the song corresponding to the loop. The major lyrics and drum sessions were completed in thirty minutes. Following next two hours, they completed the entire lyric session and the whole song was completed in three hours.

On February 4, 2018, both artists posted a teaser image for the single on social media, revealing the song’s release date. They later posted a short audio clip on February 7, 2018. Speaking about the song with London Evening Standard, Anne-Marie said: “The idea came from a boy that I know that’s my friend and he kind of he wanted to be more than my friend and I was like ‘look brother how many times do I have to tell you we’re just friends’. I thought it would be funny to write a song about it and there weren’t that many songs about it and it works for Valentine’s day for all the people who are single. I don’t ever want him to know that it’s about him because it’s awkward. I do feel a bit bad but I’m trying to forget that it’s about him and think about how funny it is about the situation.”

Anne-Marie wrote on Genius: “I think this is the friend-zone anthem because I don’t think there’s been any other songs like this. I don’t know if I’ve heard this, like this blatant in a song before. Like if you’re trying to put someone in the friend zone, you can send them this song. And then everything will be sweet. That’s why I feel like it’s the friend-zone anthem.”


“Friends” is an EDMpop song performed in the key of A minor using 4
with a tempo of 95 beats per minute. The vocals span from D4 to C6.

Critical reception

The song received generally positive reviews. Kat Bein of Billboard described the song as a blend of a wide variety of genres, writing: “The English singer delivers a bossy performance that would put any dog’s tail between its legs, while Marshmello plays clever on acoustic guitar over a bumpin’ electronic beat and even works in some G-Funk, West Coast synth work.” Caitlin White of Uproxx called the song “a banger” that reaches “the level of unescapable that I most closely associate with the first time I heard The Chainsmokers wobbly pop ballad ‘Paris‘”, stating that Anne-Marie “strikes the perfect balance between disdain and aggression”. James Shotwell of Substream Magazine wrote: “‘Friends’ finds Marshmello abandoning the world of EDM for a far more traditional pop sound that perfectly pairs with vocalist Anne-Marie’s entrancing croon.” Brad McCrea of iHeartRadio deemed the song a combination of “strong dance beats” and “pop vocals from Anne-Marie”. Mike Wass of Idolator noted that the song does not belong to the “sub-genre of pop songs about friends who become lovers”, but instead is “a musical reminder to stop making a fool of yourself”, calling the song “Marshmello’s third big hit in a row”, following “Silence” and “Wolves“.

Music videos and promotion

Anne Marie performing “Friends” at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2018.

A lyric video to “Friends” was first released on YouTube on February 9, 2018, at a total length of three minutes and twenty six seconds. As of April 2022, the lyric video has received over 1 billion views on YouTube. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released on February 16, 2018. In the video, Anne-Marie and a group of female friends host a house party. As the party comes to an end, Marshmello starts cleaning the house to avoid being asked to leave. However, Anne-Marie insists to kick him out, but he keeps finding ways to get back into the house, which annoys Anne-Marie and her friends. It echoes the song’s lyrical content, by exploring the theme of being friend zoned, with Marshmello attempting to win Anne-Marie’s love, but she just wants to be friends with him. The video has received over 1 billion views as of October 2022.

An alternate video was filmed at the Happy Place pop-up museum in Los Angeles and shows them in an upside down room, a yellow bathtub surrounded by rubber duckies, a giant neon XO with lip print wallpaper, a confetti-filled dome and a room filled with flowers. On March 7, 2018, Marshmello and Anne Marie joined to perform the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The pair also performed a medley version of “Friends” alongside the single “Happier“, with British band Bastille, at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 4, 2018.

Track listing

  • Digital download
  1. “Friends” – 3:22
  • Digital download – acoustic version
  1. “Friends” (acoustic) – 3:29
  • Digital download – R3hab remix
  1. “Friends” (R3hab remix) – 2:37
  • Digital download – Sikdope remix
  1. “Friends” (Sikdope remix) – 2:43
  1. “Friends” (Borgeous remix) – 3:22
  1. “Friends” (A Boogie wit da Hoodie remix) – 3:22
  1. “Friends” (Justin Caruso remix) – 3:14


Credits adapted from Tidal.

  • Marshmello – production, programming
  • Anne-Marie – vocals
  • Stuart Hawkes – master engineering
  • Cameron Gower-Poole – engineering
  • Michael Freeman – mix engineering assistance
  • Spike Stent – mixing


Weekly charts

Weekly chart performance for “Friends”
Chart (2018) Peak
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100) 58
Australia (ARIA) 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 5
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard) 3
Canada Hot AC (Billboard) 15
Colombia (National-Report) 47
Croatia (HRT) 3
CIS (TopHit) 1
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100) 7
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1
Denmark (Tracklisten) 2
Ecuador (National-Report) 32
El Salvador (Monitor Latino) 14
Estonia (Eesti Tipp-40) 2
Euro Digital Song Sales (Billboard) 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5
France (SNEP) 14
Germany (Official German Charts) 1
Greece (IFPI) 2
Hungary (Dance Top 40) 15
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 2
Hungary (Single Top 40) 2
Hungary (Stream Top 40) 1
Ireland (IRMA) 3
Israel (Media Forest) 1
Italy (FIMI) 23
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 32
Lebanon (OLT20) 2
Luxembourg Digital Song Sales (Billboard) 1
Malaysia (RIM) 1
Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 6
Norway (VG-lista) 4
Paraguay (Monitor Latino) 6
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 13
Portugal (AFP) 4
Romania (Romanian Radio Airplay) 1
Russia Airplay (TopHit) 1
Scotland (OCC) 8
Singapore (RIAS) 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 5
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1
Slovenia (SloTop50) 8
South Korea International (Gaon) 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 4
UK Singles (OCC) 4
Ukraine Airplay (TopHit) 64
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 14
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 3
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard) 23
Venezuela (National-Report) 81

Monthly charts

Monthly chart performance for “Friends”
Chart (2018) Peak
Brazil Streaming (Pro-Música) 44

Year-end charts

Year-end chart performance for “Friends”
Chart (2018) Position
Australia (ARIA) 27
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 7
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders) 7
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia) 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 16
Denmark (Tracklisten) 13
France (SNEP) 40
Germany (Official German Charts) 9
CIS (Tophit) 16
Hungary (Dance Top 40) 47
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 9
Hungary (Single Top 40) 18
Iceland (Plötutíóindi) 12
Ireland (IRMA) 8
Italy (FIMI) 87
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 34
Portugal (AFP) 13
Romania (Airplay 100) 34
Russia Airplay (Tophit) 19
Slovenia (SloTop50) 35
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 28
UK Singles (OCC) 13
US Billboard Hot 100 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 43
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 35
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard) 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 11
Worldwide (IFPI) 9
Chart (2019) Position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 32


Certifications for “Friends”
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) 4× Platinum 280,000double-dagger
Austria (IFPI Austria) Gold 15,000double-dagger
Belgium (BEA) Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada) 6× Platinum 480,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Danmark) 2× Platinum 180,000double-dagger
France (SNEP) Diamond 333,333double-dagger
Germany (BVMI) Platinum 400,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI) Platinum 50,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ) Platinum 30,000double-dagger
Norway (IFPI Norway) 2× Platinum 120,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV) 4× Platinum 80,000double-dagger
Portugal (AFP) 2× Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 2× Platinum 80,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) Platinum 20,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI) 2× Platinum 1,430,000
United States (RIAA) 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger
Worldwide (2018) 9,600,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release history for “Friends”
Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various February 9, 2018 Original
  • Joytime Collective
  • Asylum
United States February 13, 2018 Contemporary hit radio Warner Bros.
Italy February 23, 2018
Various March 23, 2018
  • Digital download
  • streaming
R3hab Remix
  • Joytime Collective
  • Asylum
April 6, 2018 Borgeous Remix
Sikdope remix
April 13, 2018 A Boogie wit da Hoodie Remix
May 25, 2018 Acoustic
June 22, 2018 Justin Caruso Remix

See also


External links

Studio albums
Mix albums Singles
Other songs
Studio albums
Featured singles

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