Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected over 90,000 people and killed over 3,000 worldwide since the first case was discovered in December 2019.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds — which takes as long as singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. But there are better snippets to hum!
“Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
Handwashing chorus: “Why men great ‘til they gotta be great? / Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face / Best friend sat me down in the salon chair / Shampoo press, get you out of my hair / Fresh photos with the bomb lighting / New man on the Minnesota Vikings / Truth hurts, needed something more exciting / Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Handwashing chorus: “Baby it’s you / You’re the one I love / You’re the one I need / You’re the only one I see / Come on baby it’s you / You’re the one that gives your all / You’re the one I can always call / When I need to make everything stop / Finally you put my love on top”
Prince, “Raspberry Beret”
Handwashing chorus: “She wore a raspberry beret / The kind you find in a secondhand store / Raspberry beret / And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more / Raspberry beret / I think I love her”
Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Handwashing chorus: “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / I’m begging of you please don’t take my man / Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / Please don’t take him just because you can”
Handwashing chorus: “It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you / There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do / I bless the rains down in Africa / Gonna take some time to do the things we never had”
Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”
Handwashing chorus: “Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon / You come and go, you come and go / Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams / Red, gold and green, red, gold and green”