Here are 20-second choruses to wash your hands to…

Soaps, suds, and singalongs! Stay healthy this spring by timing your hand washing out appropriately with these songs...

The CDC shares with us that we should wash our hands for at least 20 seconds each time- or about the same amount of time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. But, singing ‘Happy Birthday’ can get old real quick, so a handful of publications came out with lists of other songs/ choruses you can sing to to help keep time!

Atlanta Magazine shares: 9 Atlanta songs to help you keep time

OutKast’s “Ms. Jackson
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh)
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh)
I am for real
(x2)


TLC’s “No Scrubs
No, I don’t want no scrubs
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger’s side
Of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holler at me
(x2)


Jermaine Dupri’s “Welcome to Atlanta
Welcome to Atlanta where the players play
And we ride on them things like every day
Big beats, hit streets, see gangsters roaming
And parties don’t stop til’ eight in the morning
(x2)


Usher’s “U Remind Me
You remind me of a girl
That I once knew
See her face whenever I
I look at you
You won’t believe all of the things
She put me through
This is why I just can’t get with you


Atlanta United’s “We are the A” chant
We are the A (clap x4)
From way down South (clap x4)
And we are here (clap x4)
Rowdy and proud (clap x4)
Sha la la la la
Sha la la la
Sha la la la la
Sha la la la
(Don’t actually clap while washing your hands—it gets soap everywhere.)


Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ’em Up Style
Hey ladies, when your man wanna get buckwild
Just go back and hit ’em up style
Put your hands on his cash and
Spend it to the last dime
For all the hard times
Oh, when you go then everything goes
From the crib to the ride and the clothes
So you better let him know that if he messed up
You gotta hit ’em up


Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road
Just doing the chorus of this viral hit isn’t long enough (about 14 seconds), but with the bridge and the first line of the chorus, you’ll be right on time.
Can’t nobody tell me nothing
You can’t tell me nothing
Can’t nobody tell me nothing
You can’t tell me nothing
Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road
I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more


Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Now watch me whip (kill it)
Now watch me nae nae (okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (want me do it?)
Now watch me whip (kill it)
Watch me nae nae (okay)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (can you do it?)
Now watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
(We recommend avoiding dancing while washing—again, soap everywhere.)


Migos’s “Stir Fry
In the kitchen, wrist twisting like a stir fry (whip it)
In the kitchen, wrist twisting like a stir fry (whip it)
In the kitchen, wrist twisting like a stir fry (whip it)
In the kitchen, wrist twisting like a stir fry (woof)
(x2)

LA Times shares: Sick of singing ‘Happy Birthday’ while washing hands to fight coronavirus? Try these pop hits instead

Prince’s “Raspberry Beret”
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
(x2)


Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
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


Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
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


Toto, “Africa”
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


Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”
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


Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”
Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m gettin’ older too


Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime


Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten


Belinda Carlisle, “Heaven on Earth”
Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth
They say in heaven love comes first
We’ll make heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth


Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”
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