"Ben" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released in 1972 as the theme song for the film of the same name. The song is written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf. It is one of Jackson's early solo hits, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Interestingly, "Ben" was originally intended for a horror film but ended up being used for a family-friendly movie. The melody of the song is soft and heartfelt, showcasing Jackson's vocal range and emotions.