Better Songs to Sing While You Wash Your Hands to Save the World

Image by purpleshorts from Pixabay

By now you should be washing your hands ALOT to do your part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, all while happily humming a tune you’ve known since you were a kid.

You’re supposed to sing “Happy Birthday” TWICE to make sure you wash your hands for recommended 20 seconds, but if you avoid the song like a server from the Cheesecake Factory, there are plenty of better songs that can get the job done.

Here are some of our favorites:

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Africa – Toto
Stayin’ Alive – The BeeGees (also the ideal tempo for CPR!)
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Bohemian Rhapsody’s – Queen (operatic interlude up to “monstrosity”)
Come On, Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Her Majesty – The Beatles
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
All Star – Smash Mouth
My Sharona – The Knack
The theme from Gilligan’s Island

Side note: if none of these speak to you, a lot of popular songs have choruses around 20 seconds. So you can still help save the world.