Forget “Happy Birthday,” These Country Songs Could Protect You From Coronavirus

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The world is on high alert because of the Coronavirus.

Stores are running out of hand sanitizer and face masks. South by Southwest was just cancelled. 38% of people won’t drink Corona because they think it causes Coronavirus (it doesn’t). Yeah, people are freaking out over this thing.

One of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to just wash your hands. (Because apparently a lot of people don’t do that, which is just fucking disgusting). But anyway, the CDC published a handy guide for people who somehow got through life without learning how to wash their hands, and one of their recommendations is to wash for at least 20 seconds, or about the length of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

Yeah, the CDC actually recommends to sing “Happy Birthday” while you wash your hands…

But this Coronavirus scare could go on for awhile, so what if you get tired of singing “Happy Birthday” every time you wash your hands? Ideally you’ll be washing them multiple times a day (and if you’re not don’t come near me), and that’s a lot of “Happy Birthday.” It’s already an annoying song to sing, so what other songs could you use to help you wash your hands?

Well don’t worry, because I did the research for you. I found some songs that you probably already know the words to, and all of them have a chorus that’s at least 20 seconds long. So when you’re washing your hands, feel free to use these to mix up your routine. Just please, for God’s sake, wash your hands.

“Springsteen” – Eric Church

“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” – Shania Twain

“Something Like That” – Tim McGraw

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs

“Cowboy Take Me Away” – Dixie Chicks

“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line

“Whiskey Glasses” – Morgan Wallen

“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood

“Check Yes or No” – George Strait

“My Church” – Maren Morris

“Forever and Ever Amen” – Randy Travis

“Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter

“Big Green Tractor” – Jason Aldean

“Jolene” – Dolly Parton

“Almost Home” – Craig Morgan

“Chattahoochee” – Alan Jackson

*You’re going to have to sing this one twice to get the full 20 seconds. But it’s a small price to pay to stay healthy.

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