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Twitter users suggest alternative songs to sing while washing your hands

Thanks to a Twitter thread, we now have a variety of songs to keep hand washing exciting.

"Wash your hands,wash your hands, wash your hands," it's a phrase that 3News' Senior health correspondent, Monica Robins has coined.

And with coronavirus concerns at an all-time high, washing your hands has never been more important. 

But honestly, are you washing your hands long enough to effectively clean them? 

According to health officials, you should sing the chorus of " Happy Birthday" twice, averaging 20-25 seconds, for sufficient cleaning. But after so many times, the song loses its gusto!

But you're in luck, thanks to Jen Monnier on Twitter, who's " tired of singing Happy Birthday," she complied a list of songs with roughly 20-second choruses to help you fight against germs and bacteria. 

Here are five suggestions from the thread. 

  1. Love on Top- Beyonce 
  2. Jolene - Dolly Parton
  3. Truth Hurts- Lizzo
  4.  Raspberry Beret - Prince
  5. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

For a link to the full Twitter thread, click here

If washing your hands has dried them out, check out Monica Robbins' suggestions for keeping them hydrated.