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Wash Your Hands: Sing These 20-Second Choruses Instead of "Happy Birthday"

Wash Your Hands: Sing These 20-Second Choruses Instead of “Happy Birthday”

20-Second Songs to Sing While You Wash Your Hands

Did you know that simply washing your hands is one of the best protections against the coronavirus? It’s a step so simple, yet something people don’t do nearly enough — or well enough. The CDC advises scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds to get a thorough clean. The CDC also recommends singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice to get you to that 20-second mark. But we thought we could up the creativity a notch. Who really wants to sing the “Happy Birthday” song all day?

Don’t worry what people think, it’s all in the name of good hygiene. Whether you are at the office, your home, or the tiny, airplane bathroom, here are a few awesome choruses to sing while you wash! And however you choose to remember, the most important thing is to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.


1. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé

Every good playlist, even a hand-washing playlist, needs a Beyoncé hit!

2. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

A classic, written by Stevie Nicks and recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1975.

3. “Raspberry Beret” by Prince

Totally catchy — your hand-washing session will eventually turn into a dance party.

4. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

Alternative: Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene… I’m begging of you please, PLEASE wash your hands!

5. “Africa” by Toto

A little Toto puts some pep back into a long workday, or your monotonous hand-washing routine.

6. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

The truth is that most people don’t wash their hands long enough, but Lizzo is here to help.

7. “Baby Shark” (if you stop around “Daddy Shark”)

But can you really stop at “Daddy Shark?”

8. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Try not to dance while you wash… bet you can’t!

9. “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

Wash ’em, and then wash ’em one more time, baby.

10. “Take On Me” by A-ha

Make sure you don’t shorten those long notes!

Safe travels, everyone!

Read next: Travel During The Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Macy Maxson

As Digital Marketing Strategist at Centrav, Macy loves all things marketing. Her passion is to help travel professionals run their business well and succeed! Her favorite destinations to travel to include the Caribbean and Europe.

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