Here Are 15 Songs You Can Sing While Washing Your Hands for 20 Seconds

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Pandemic or not, properly washing your hands is crucial to preventing infections and illnesses. The thing is, the coronavirus has heightened awareness of why this is so.

The reality is that most people probably wash their hands improperly, but some people have taken it upon themselves to make handwashing fun for all.

Check out these songs so you can remember to wash your hands a minimum of 20 seconds! Keep in mind that this refers to the choruses in these songs. Hopefully, you’ll find something you like and stick to it!

15. Happy Birthday (Twice)

14. Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees)

During times like this, the song even has a double-meaning.

13. It’s a Small World

You know the one. From the Disney ride with the never-ending song.

12. Dona Novis Pacem

For the classically inclined!

11. This Elementary School Classic

Bonus: you probably already know it.

10. It’s The End of The World

R.E.M. created the perfect chorus for our times!


9. This Land Is Your Land

This land is my land.

8. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Bob Marley knew!

7. All-Star by Smash Mouth

Might as well feel great while practicing good hygiene.

6. This Suggestion Only Girls Scouts Understand

Whatever helps you.


5. Mr. Brightside by The Killers

A 22-second chorus is just what the doctor ordered.


4. The Jeopardy Song

It also has other uses.

3. Baby Shark

At least, as long as you know how long it will last, right?

2. Te Bote

For reggaeton lovers.

1. Stairway to Heaven

For the overly cautious.

Hopefully at least one of these songs will make handwashing more fun for you. In the meantime, wash your hands and stay safe!

Are there any songs you would add to this list? Share them with us in the comments section.