Best Friend is the third single from Brandy's self-titled debut album.
The single was released on June 27, 1995. The song was written by Keith Crouch (who also produced the song) & Glenn McKinney.
The song is dedicated to her little brother Ray J.
The song was moderately successful, peaking at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, number seven on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart and number eleven in New Zealand.
In his review for Billboard, Larry Flick wrote:
"Brandy's cachet as one of the freshest young talents to emerge ín recent memory continues to increase. This third single from sterling eponymous collection follows the jeep-pop vibe of "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby", while also going for a slightly harder-edged groove in rambunctious remixed by Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar. At all times, Brandy's sweet and girlishly soulful delivery is center stage – as is the song's wickedly infectious hook. Another out-of-the-box smash."