The coronavirus, or COVID-19, as it’s scientifically called, has been on everyone’s minds over the past several months. To date, there are over 95,000 confirmed cases worldwide with over 3,200 deaths across 79 countries. While the majority of these cases were identified in China, the virus surely isn’t stopping there.

Many global and national health institutions have issued precautionary measures and instructions on how people should protect themselves against the coronavirus outbreak. Among these methods was the washing of hands, which inevitably led to this one tweet going viral…

Freelance journalist Jen Monnier tweeted that people are supposed to wash their hands for 20 seconds, which turns out to be the exact time that it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. However, when one song gets old and irritating to an uncomfortable degree, it’s time to switch songs.

Image credits: JenMonnier

Jen suggested 6 other songs. The internet suggested the rest. Bored Panda invites you to check out some of the best suggestions for songs to sing while washing your hands. While you’re at it, why not leave a comment with some of your personal suggestions and song recommendations.

#1

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DarwinsSoRight , Link To Song Report

Patty Lynn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is BRILLIANT. I may print this and hang it above my desk. You know - to make work better, better, better, better, better, WAAAAAAA.

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tom_forsyth , Link To Song Report

Renae Dougherty
Community Member
3 weeks ago

makes me think of the office lol

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#3

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MIB1188 , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

OMG I think this just cursed me.

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#4

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jdkattar , Link To Song Report

Rosie Price
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Haha actually laughed out loud!

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#5

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ctdicanio , Link To Song Report

Rosie Price
Community Member
3 weeks ago

No bad romance with the corona though! ;)

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#6

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MsAliciaLove , Link To Song Report

Zara VP
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This song is now stuck in my head.

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#7

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ReasonAwareness , Link To Song Report

cablecargal
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Thanks! Never knew if was "monstrosity" at the end. I always just blur the words together into sounds. pathetic, i know

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#8

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walkerva , Link To Song Report

Matthew White
Community Member
3 weeks ago

never gonna give this meme up never gonna say no way not gonna turn around and abandon you SOME MEMES NEVER DIE

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#9

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Jedediah6 , Link To Song Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

why is this not #1???

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#10

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RHendery , Link To Song Report

Stille20
Community Member
3 weeks ago

For those who are unfamiliar, the song simply says "Grant us peace" and in times like this, even in a secular setting, it feels poignant

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SamLitzinger , Link To Song Report

Rosie Price
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Well..........that's one way of keeping your hands clean!

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#12

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beckyblackbooks , Link To Narration Report

Maria
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ahah, I've found the one I will use.

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#13

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LBordenkecher , Link To Song Report

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That seems like a very appropriate song for this.

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AErinalex , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wash, wash wash your hands Scrubbing with the stream Vigorously, vigorously, vigorously, vigorously, Or life is just a dream

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#15

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AFlyover , Link To Song Report

Roald Andresen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

For the more pessimistic personalities, the lyrics could be changed to "We're not gonna make it!......"

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#16

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Pavlina G
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Yes

#17

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

PANDAS
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I love this song!!

#18

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Rench
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I can't help but to change it to raspberry toupee whenever I hear it

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RicheyCassidy , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh I remember this one for sure.

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#20

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realcc , Link To Song Report

Depressed af
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Hamilton!!

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#21

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marthabellisle , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

OMG I remember that song. I sang it, like, every day in first grade .

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#22

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Bean59
Community Member
3 weeks ago

that song is PURE GOLD

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#23

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lscain3834 , Link To Song Report

Don Golosso
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This song is my Mantra! I will use this for sure.

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Squirrelbeer23 , Link To Song Report

Lorraine R
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"HB to you, you belong in a zoo, you look like a monkey . . . '" etc.

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#26

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pathseekerken , Link To Song Report

kermitthefrogismybabydaddy
Community Member
1 week ago

😌👌

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shadylady1976 , Link To Song Report

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Another of my favourite bands, and another brilliant suggestion.

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litknitgrit , Link To Song Report

Chantel Atwell
Community Member
3 weeks ago

omg I haven't heard that song in a LOOOOOONNNGGGG time....wow! :-O

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#32

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sleepypaula66 , Link To Song Report

kermitthefrogismybabydaddy
Community Member
1 week ago

make new friends, but keep the old. One is sliver and another is gold, see a circle it never ends! thats how long i want to be your friend!

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emily7m , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Don't forget Baa Baa Black Sheep

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#34

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gdurrett , Link To Song Report

Helen Haley
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You'd have no skin left on your hands.

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MmeDefargeKnits , Link To Song (10 Hours) Report

Jonathan Armstrong
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That's dedication

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SeanAvery , Link To Song Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You can't kill the coronavirus by clapping your hands. There needs to be water and soap involved.

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#38

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Or "hippopotamus" or "one-thousand"...

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dottienderle , Link To Song Report

Matthew White
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Just gonna stop you there

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#45

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TheOtherJmsDn , Link To Song Report

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Haha - I was just thinking of the Narwhal song, because of the Baby Shark song! Love it!

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#46

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AfterSalamis Report

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mockferret , Link To Song Report

Nandy Nam
Community Member
6 days ago

Asereje !!!

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#52

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josn1342 , Link To Song Report

Brando Ibanez
Community Member
3 weeks ago

how basic

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absinor , Link To Song Report

Kylie
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ok seriously!? This whole list and the Peppa pig theme song isn't on here!? I'm disappointed.

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