‘I Will Survive’ and seven Other Songs to Wash Your Hands to Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gloria Gaynor at an award show in January 2020

As the coronavirus continues to impression folks all over the world, well being officers have mentioned probably the greatest methods to stop it from spreading is by washing your palms.

They suggest lathering up for 20 seconds, which seems to be across the similar period of time it takes to hum the birthday track twice.

But as a result of that may get actually annoying and exhausting, singer Gloria Gaynor recommended folks sing songs like her 1978 hit “I Will Survive.” In addition to that one, listed below are seven different tracks you may sing whereas scrubbing the germs out of your palms.

Gloria Gaynor at an award show in January 2020
Gloria Gaynor at an award present in January 2020 | Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Bee Gees – ‘Staying Alive’

Whether you’re a brother or whether or not you’re a mom
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the town breakin’ and everyone shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

Pretty motivational, proper? The better part is that these lyrics solely must be recited as soon as.

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Beyoncé – ‘Crazy In Love’

Got me trying so loopy proper now, your love’s
Got me trying so loopy proper now (your love)
Got me trying so loopy proper now, your contact
Got me trying so loopy proper now (your contact)
Got me hoping you’ll web page me proper now, your kiss
Got me hoping you’ll save me proper now
Looking so loopy, your love’s
Got me trying, bought me trying so loopy in love

You solely must sing this as soon as earlier than leaving your handwashing station. But if you wish to stick round slightly longer and do the “uh oh” dance within the mirror, we completely perceive.

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DMX – ‘Party Up’

Y’all gon’ make me lose my thoughts
Up in right here, up in right here
Y’all gon’ make me go all out
Up in right here, up in right here
Y’all gon’ make me act a idiot
Up in right here, up in right here
Y’all gon’ make me lose my cool
Up in right here, up in right here

Seriously, what higher lyrics to sing whereas we’re all inside training social distancing? Say this one time and voilà.

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Lizzo – ‘Truth Hurts’

Why males nice ’til they gotta be nice?
Don’t textual content me, inform it straight to my face
Best friend sat me down within the salon chair
Shampoo press, get you out of my hair
Fresh photographs with the bomb lighting
New man on the Minnesota Vikings
Truth hurts, wanted one thing extra thrilling
Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay

The fact is, you’ve solely gotta say that one time.

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Natasha Bedingfield – ‘Unwritten’

Feel the rain in your pores and skin
No one else can really feel it for you
Only you may let it in
No one else, nobody else
Can communicate the phrases in your lips
Drench your self in phrases unstated
Live your life with arms huge open
Today is the place your e book begins
The relaxation continues to be unwritten

Repeat simply as soon as.

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OutKast – ‘Ms. Jackson’

I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I’m for actual
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion instances
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I’m for actual
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion instances

Repeat this one twice earlier than turning off your faucet and drying your palms.

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TLC – ‘No Scrubs’

No, I don’t need no scrubs
A scrub is a man that may’t get no love from me
Hangin’ out the passenger aspect of his greatest friend’s journey
Trying to holla at me

Two repetitions of this can do the trick.

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When these get tiring, attempt a few of the ones that nearly made this listing. Those embrace Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen,” Sisqo’s “Thong Song,” Beyoncé’s “Love On Top,” Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” and Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.”

Read extra: 11 Latin Songs That’ll Get Anyone Dancing When You Need a Pick-Me-Up (Or Whenever)

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