Silly Love Songs – Odes to Valentine’s Day?

I had the radio on this morning and they were playing clips from a bunch of songs with LOVE in the title, and I got quite a chuckle out of it. Most of them I’d heard before, some I hadn’t, and some are just hilarious!

Some of the titles:
  • Love Stinks – JGeils Band
  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime – Dean Martin
  • Modern Love – David Bowie
  • You Don’t Love Me Anymore – Weird Al Yankovick
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Michael Buble’
  • Muskrat Love – Captain and Tennile
  • Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players (I LOVE this song!)
  • Love Shack – The B52’s (that song brings back memories on a few different levels for me)
  • Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
  • Burning Love – Elvis
  • Calling Dr. Love – Kiss
  • Tunnel of Love – Bruce Springsteen
  • I Love Being a Pig – Miss Piggy on Sesame Street
  • You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi (yeah baby, I love JBJ!)
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • I Love You Like a Ball and Chain – Eurythmics
  • The Love You Save – The Jackson Five
  • Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  • Love In An Elevator – Aerosmith 
Maybe I’ll create a playlist for our Valentine’s Day dinner tonight.  Speaking of which, today I’m baking (for a change) and it’s time to finish the annual Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cake.  I hope your Sweetie bakes you one of these today:
red velvet cake, valentines day cake, cincinnati photographer, cincinnati portrait photographer

Red Velvet Cake

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Well grease a bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar WELL. Add eggs and beat well.

Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring. Add to creamed mixture. Mix salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and buttermilk together. Add alternately the flour with the milk mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix soda and vinegar and fold into cake batter. Do not beat or stir the batter.

Bake for 55 minutes.  Let sit to cool in the pan for two hours, then remove cake from the pan.  Make sure the cake is completely cool before adding icing.

Buttercream Icing

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 fluid ounces heavy (whipping) cream

Cream shortening and butter until fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar and continue creaming until well blended. It will be very thick and heavy. Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional whipping cream if necessary (up to 2 ounces). Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. Eat cake!

  • Andie Smith - that cake looks great! What time is dessert? lolReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *



back to topIshare on facebookItweet thisIfollow me on pinterestIcontactIemail this postIlink to this post
W h a t ' s   T h e   L a t e s t ?