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Ben free piano sheet music by Michael Jackson

About the song

"Ben" is one of the greatest songs written and sang by Michael Jackson.

Being among his firsts hits and albums, "Ben" was released in 1972.

It won the Golden Globe for Best Song. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1973.

This is a song very specific to Michael Jackson, being a ballad, being about love and friendship.

Michael wrote this song with all his heart, managing very well to touch ours. "Ben" is about a friend rat, which was his pet.

The name is derived from a movie known as "Willard", that was written in 1972. It's about a young boy befriended a rat and named it Ben, and, it later turned out to be a super rat after recruiting other rats to attack humans.

Michael was so in love with the story and it was so "his kind" of song, that he succeeded to sing very emotionally and deeply.

A lot of people were very moved by this song because it doesn't make any reference to rodents, so anyone could imagine "Ben" being his or hers partner, friend or even pet, but all that mattered was the real friendship between the two. The lyrics are so sincere and it was famous for the part where Michael Jackson sings "I used to say, "I", And "Me"/ Now it's "Us", Now it's "We" ", that show a lot of true and deep feelings.

Michael was at the very young age of 14 years, and had a very true and calm voice, perfect for the story and the song. Through this song, Michael became the youngest solo artist to top the US charts. Motown recorded him as a solo artist first when The Jacksons stopped selling well.

Among these amazing facts, Ben is a very touching song with a very nice melody, that packed a surprising amount of feelings and emotions, that people crave for in any song they listen.

Michael Jackson's free piano sheet for Ben can be fond below.

Artist:Michael Jackson
Writers:- Don Black
- Walter Scharf
Producers:The Corporation
Released:July 12, 1972
Track length:2:44

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Jane April 15, 2015 at 16:11 #1

This sheet is all I ever wanted and I am so happy I found it! Thank you, PianoForge!

Sandy July 02, 2015 at 07:56 #2

I believe the music and lyrics were written by the authors and not Michael? But thank you! July 02, 2015 at 16:05 #3

Well yes, you're right. The writers are Don Black and Walter Scharf. MJ is the performer :)

Joffrey October 01, 2015 at 08:34 #4

I believe Sandy looked at the "artist" and thought that the artist meant the writer.

Jassy January 24, 2016 at 17:49 #5

Hey, great song! It reminds me of my best friend, this is our song forever, even though our friendship is no longer alive...