Music clip for 'The Loved One', featuring an intro from 3AK DJ Lionel Yorke.
‘The Loved One’ was the debut single released by the Melbourne rhythm and blues band The Loved Ones.
‘The Loved One’ was written by Humphrys and fellow band members Ian Clyne and Rob Lovett. It featured a distinctive two-beat hand clap rhythm and repetitive guitar backing; Humphrys’ growling blues-influenced baritone also distinguished The Loved Ones’ music from other local pop acts. The song reached No. 2 on the Go-Set National Top 40 charts.
INXS later recorded the song twice and in 2001, ‘The Loved One’ was No. 6 on the Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) list of Top 30 Australian songs of all time.