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Ben is one of Michael Jackson's songs that's in the album, Ben. This song was released on July 12, 1972 and was recorded in January of 1972. This song was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. It was originally written for the 1972 movie, Ben, although it is performed by someone else and is only performed by Michael in the credits because he wasn't old enough to see the movie. This song sold 1.7 million in the US.[1][2]


  • Ben, the two of us need look no more
  • We both found what we were looking for
  • With a friend to call my own
  • I'll never be alone
  • And you, my friend, will see
  • You've got a friend in me
  • (you've got a friend in me)

  • Ben, you're always running here and there
  • You feel you're not wanted anywhere
  • If you ever look behind
  • And don't like what you find
  • There's one thing you should know
  • You've got a place to go
  • (you've got a place to go)

  • I used to say "I" and "me"
  • Now it's "us", now it's "we"
  • I used to say "I" and "me"
  • Now it's "us", now it's "we"
  • Ben, most people would turn you away
  • I don't listen to a word they say
  • They don't see you as I do
  • I wish they would try to
  • I'm sure they'd think again
  • If they had a friend like Ben
  • (a friend) Like Ben
  • (like Ben) Like Ben

In Ben (album)

This song is the 1st track listing in this album.[3]


The song gave Michael his first no.1 on the Hot 100 in the States and peaked at no.7 in the UK.


  • This song was originally intended for Michael Jackson's teen rival, Donny Osmond, until Ron Black suggested that Michael Jackson would do better.

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