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.

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DarwinsSoRight , Link To Song Report

Marlene Riethmüller
Community Member
1 year ago

groovy !

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Renae Dougherty
Community Member
1 year ago

makes me think of the office lol

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MIB1188 , Link To Song Report

FurryManiac
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is this not higher up⁉️

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#4

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jdkattar , Link To Song Report

Rosie Price
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha actually laughed out loud!

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#5

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ctdicanio , Link To Song Report

Rosie Price
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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walkerva , Link To Song Report

Matthew White
Community Member
1 year 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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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

why is this not #1???

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#10

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RHendery , Link To Song Report

Sarah Brinsfield
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this one!

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#11

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Rosie Price
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

That seems like a very appropriate song for this.

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AErinalex , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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AFlyover , Link To Song Report

Sheri Lattimer
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd be washing my hands in the bathroom, singing this, look in the mirror and see Dee Snider's face....I'd never wash my hands again.

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Pavlina G
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes

#17

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

PANDAS
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this song!!

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
1 year ago

I love Prince and I’m glad that one of his songs can help to prevent coronavirus :)

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RicheyCassidy , Link To Song Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Hamilton!!

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#21

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marthabellisle , Link To Song Report

Renae Dougherty
Community Member
1 year ago

I haven't thought about that song since elementary school!

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#22

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JenMonnier , Link To Song Report

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
1 year ago

Good song <3

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#23

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Don Golosso
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Lorraine R
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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pathseekerken , Link To Song Report

kermitthefrogismybabydaddy
Community Member
1 year ago

😌👌

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Jackie Wacky
Community Member
1 year ago

Another of my favourite bands, and another brilliant suggestion.

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Chantel Atwell
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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kermitthefrogismybabydaddy
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Don't forget Baa Baa Black Sheep

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

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Song is banned for being misogynistic. Stairway-t...b66ed6.jpg Stairway-to-heaven-5e624aeb66ed6.jpg

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MmeDefargeKnits , Link To Song (10 Hours) Report

Jonathan Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

That's dedication

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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dottienderle , Link To Song Report

Matthew White
Community Member
1 year ago

Just gonna stop you there

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I remember singing this as a kid (a loooonng time ago!): Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick; So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick; The doctor came with his bag and his hat; And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat; He looked at the dolly and he shook his head; And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”; He wrote on a paper for some pills, pills, pills; “I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

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#51

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Matt Massery
Community Member
1 year ago

unclickable link and no song name. useless

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josn1342 , Link To Song Report

Brando Ibanez
Community Member
1 year ago

how basic

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Matt Massery
Community Member
1 year ago

unclickable link and no song name. useless

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