The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to quickly spread, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been sharing with the public all kinds of ways for people to prevent spreading it. Of course one of the easiest and most practical is simply washing your hands,  and doing so for 20 seconds. The CDC has suggested singing "Happy Birthday", twice, as an easy way to time it out, but we're a radio station....and that just won't work for us. Here's a few songs that will  help you get the job done and won't leave you with that birthday tune stuck in your head.

Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”: It has a chorus that's about 20 seconds long and let's face it, most of us just love singing it.

“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”

“Lose Yourself” – Eminem: Just coming off his Academy Awards performance this will give your hand washing some attitude, and a little Detroit vibe.

"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"

Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”: Feeling a bit mellow and reflective? Belt out this Fleetwood Mac classic in your best Stevie voice.

“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”

Star Wars  "Imperial March": Because we know for sure this will take hand washing to a whole new level, and if done right will give you the 20 seconds of intergalactic clean you desire. And yes....you hum this one. Duh.

 

Prince, “Raspberry Beret”: The Prince classic from 1985 may have you dancing while you wash, but it gets the job done with just one chorus.

“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”

Although we are adding some lightheartedness to this, making sure you are washing your hands frequently and correctly is vital to staying healthy. Be sure to get accurate information at the CDC website.