Golden Globe win for best song in 1973 by this pop king

A very influential artist known for their amazing contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with a publicised personal life, recorded this hit single in 1972.

This song was originally written and composed for the purpose of a 1972 film about a young boy who befriends a rat, however it was recognised for hitting number on the pop charts in 1972.

Soon after, the song won a Golden Globe for best song and was performed live at the Academy Awards in 1973.

This tune also speaks of loneliness and finding someone to share that with, a subject that many fans hold close to their hearts.

 

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Can you guess the name of this song?

 

Listen to “Ben”, performed live by Michael Jackson at the Academy Awards below: