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!