How many of us looked at the CDC's recommended guidelines for when and how to wash our hands before the coronavirus outbreak became a thing? 

For the vast majority of us washing our hands comes as second nature after using the restroom, but to prevent yourself from getting sick they also recommend washing your hands at the following times:

  • Before, during and after preparing food
  • Before you eat
  • Before and after caring for someone who's been vomiting or suffering from diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After changing a child's diaper
  • After cleaning up a child who's recently used the bathroom
  • After blowing your knows, coughing or sneezing
  • After touching animals, animal feed or animal waste
  • After handling pet foot and treats
  • After touching garbage

How long should we wash our hands? The CDC says that 20 seconds will do the job and they've put a ton of research into picking that number. That number has long been their recommendation, but you're seeing it all over the internet because of coronavirus fears.

While we're sure people would understand you asking Siri to set a 20 second timer while you're scrubbing, you may feel a little awkward doing that in public. To time it out without being super obvious to those around you, you can hum Happy Birthday two times through. Lifehacker.com also suggests running through the 90s jingle for Bagel Bites a few times.

Both of those can get a little maddening after a while, so we found a handful of mega hits from our LITE-FM catalog that have choruses that are 20-25 seconds long and will do the trick!

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BTW, I truly believe that the hand sanitizer shortage we're experiencing at some stores in the Treasure Valley will be followed by a moisturizer shortage. My hands are incredibly dry from making sure I follow the CDC's guidelines!

Maroon 5: Girls Like You

Chorus Lyrics:

'Cause girls like you run 'round with guys like me,
'Til sundown when I come through,
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah,
Girls like you love fun, and yeah, me too,
What I want when I come through,
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah,
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah.

Prince: Raspberry Beret

Chorus Lyrics:

She wore a raspberry beret,
The kind you find in a second hand store,
Raspberry beret,
And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more,
Raspberry beret,
I think I love her.

Eagles: Hotel California

Chorus Lyrics:

Welcome to the Hotel California,
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place,)
Such a lovely face.
Plenty of room at the Hotel California,
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here.

Culture Club: Karma Chameleon

Chorus:

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
You come and go, you come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green

Belinda Carlisle: Heaven Is A Place on Earth

Chorus:

Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
They say in heaven love comes first
We'll make heaven a place on earth
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth

Toto: Africa

Chorus:

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had (ooh, ooh)

a-Ha: Take On Me

Chorus:

Take on me
(Take on me)
Take me on
(Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two

Michael Jackson: Beat It

Chorus:

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it