Hand Washing Gets a New Song with Wash Your Lyrics

Make hand washing songs to sing while sanitizing with Wash Your Lyrics, a web tool that generates lyrical hand washing posters.

As Coronavirus makes its way through the US and the morning news, the topic of hand washing has become easy to tune out. Proper hand sanitization is the key to preventing the COVID-19 virus. The CDC says the most effective way to sanitize is to wash your hands every 20 minutes for the length of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. If you’d rather not wash your hands because you’d prefer not to sing “Happy Birthday,” Wash Your Lyrics presents an option you can control.

Here’s more about hand washing with the lyrics generator Wash Your Lyrics:


Wash Your Lyrics Generates Hand Washing Posters with Your Favorite Song

Hand Washing poster by Wash Your Lyrics.

Hand Washing poster by Wash Your Lyrics.

Wash Your Lyrics gives you a CDC-quality infographic that illustrates the best way to sanitize your hands as you sing along with lyrics to your favorite song. This eliminates the prospect of singing “Happy Birthday” every 20 minutes for however long it takes to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Wash Your Lyrics was created on March 8, 2020 by a web developer based in the UK who calls himself William on Twitter. While his site recently crashed due to the volume of traffic heading to get hand sanitization lyrics, it’s back up and ready for requests now. Go to washyourlyrics.com and prepare to sanitize yourself while singing something you actually enjoy.

When you get to the site, you simply enter your favorite song and the artist, then click to generate the hand washing poster. It takes about 15 seconds to generate the poster that you can download once complete. In light of the recent Corey Feldman moment, we chose the theme song from 1987’s The Lost Boys, starring Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, called “Cry Little Sister.”

Hand Washing

Wash your hands with a Wash Your Lyrics hand sanitization poster.

There is no limit to the number of posters you can download, so you can share them with your office, family or anyone who travels for business who you want to remind to wash their hands in a unique way. It can also be used to remind others around you that they should be more aware of what they’re doing with their hands while they’re in your zone.

The developer behind Wash Your Lyrics was recently on BBC Oxford to share his invention amid the network’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus emergency in Italy.


CDC Hand Sanitization Guidelines

What You Need To Know About HandwashingThis video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/cdctv/handwashing/306898_WYKTK_Handwashing.mp42019-12-16T17:34:46.000Z

While you wait to get your infographic, try out the CDC hand sanitization technique you can learn from this YouTube video. While there is no song involved, there are instructions that appear in the clip.

If you’d rather not watch a silent video about hand washing, the CDC hand sanitizing guidelines suggest key hand washing components to make sure your hands get sanitized to keep the spread of germs at a minimum.

The CDC hand sanitization guidelines include:

  • Use bar or liquid soap to kill germs
  • Warm or cold water works, as long as it’s clean
  • If you don’t have access to water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Scrub for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean under fingernails
  • Use a clean towel or air dry hands
  • You can use a paper towel to shut off faucets and open doors in public spaces

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