Closeup of person washing hands isolated. Cleanliness and body care concept.
Closeup of person washing hands isolated. Cleanliness and body care concept.

Forget Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ While Washing Hands – Try These 80s Songs Instead

They say we need to wash our hands for 25 seconds – which is about how long it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.  Instead, I found some 80s songs with 25 second choruses:

1. Prince, “Raspberry Beret”

Handwashing 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”

2. Toto, “Africa”

Handwashing 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”

3. Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”

Handwashing 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”

Bonus non 80s songs for your hand washing playlist:

4. Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide”

Handwashing chorus: “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”

5. Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”

Handwashing chorus: “Feel the rain on your skin / No one else can feel it for you / Only you can let it in / No one else, no one else / Can speak the words on your lips / Drench yourself in words unspoken / Live your life with arms wide open / Today is where your book begins / The rest is still unwritten”

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