Just A Friend FAQ

EDIT: For more background information on Tally Hall’s Just a Friend, check out the Tally Hallmanac page dedicated to the history of this song.

So, a thing happened last night and people are kind of maybe getting the wrong idea. Or maybe they’re just trolling. Not sure. But even though this website has its own FAQ section, I figured I’d make a post about this specific thing that happened.

I just woke up. What happened?

Tally Hall, in all their wisdom, realized they have a lot of listeners, nearly 350k monthly, on streaming platforms (particularly Spotify) and wanted to expand their library by uploading an old song — a damn good one, at that — which was never uploaded before. That song is their cover of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”. It went live today! Hooray!


No. Well, not exactly. I mean, it’s not new. It’s been out since 2008. It’s just not been on Spotify.


No! I mean, they never went away. They’re on hiatus. I know a lot of people like to say they’re dead. As of today, they’re not dead. They’re just not recording or touring – and they won’t for the foreseeable future. Recording and touring are 2 very important things, I grant you, but still… not dead, so, not “back.”


No! It’s just a song!
It’s just a song!
It’s just a song… it’s just a song… it’s just a song… it’s just a song…

A musical interlude begins…

I started throwin’ bass, she started throwin’ back mid-range
But when I sprung the question, she acted kinda strange

Then when I asked “Are you a new song?” she tried to pretend
She said “No I’m not. I’m just an old song that people should have the opportunity to share online more.”

Listen on Spotify…

Listen on YouTube…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.