March 3, 2020 | by: Chris

Coronavirus: 20-second songs to sing while washing hands if you’re sick of Happy Birthday

We all know we are supposed to wash our hands thoroughly with the goings on today.  The suggestion is a good 20 second scrub.  Some governments are suggesting that you sing Happy Birthday twice and this should take you to the 20 second mark.  Of course, it might just be easier to count to 20.

A journalist, Jen Monnier, has come up with a solution.

She said: “You’re supposed to wash your hands for 20 seconds, which is the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. But I’m tired of singing Happy Birthday and you probably are too, so I’ve done the very important public service of compiling other songs with roughly 20 second choruses.”

Accordingly, here a a few song suggestions that may work for you:

Staying Alive- Bee Gees

Raspberry Beret- Prince

Jolene- Dolly Parton

Africa- Toto

Landslide- Fleetwood Mac

Remember, you can still keep it simple by counting to 20.

Story source: The Mirror UK