This week's Old School Friday Theme is The Jacksons. Since I'm doing Oscar week here at the PopArtDiva Baby Boomer Nostalgia Blog I am going to post the one and only Jackson song to ever be nominated for an Oscar for Best Song - Ben. Ben did not win the Oscar but it has the distinction of being the first hit for Michael as a solo artist and it did win a Golden Globe. This one is a karaoke version of Ben complete with the lyrics - come on, let's all sing along:

Though Ben did not win an Oscar I though you might be interested in seeing a list of Michael Jackson's awards, the list is impressive. Whether or not he has become a stranger ranger in the last few years, he is definitely is a musical talent that contributed greatly to the music world and I will always think of him as that cute little boy who came bursting out of the Jackson Five with a huge voice and a huge talent.

As for my favorite Michael Jackson song - it has to be Thriller. Sorry, I loved it then, I love it now - great song, great video and it is a pop culture classic! Watch THRILLER in it's entirety here.

As for the Jackson Five I thought you might enjoy this rare video of them performing Rockin' Robin in 1972 on The Top of the Pops:

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