If you're not singing "You're Welcome" while washing your hands, what are you doing?

By Andrea Wurzburger
March 24, 2020 03:45 PM
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The Centers for Disease Control’s biggest pieces of advice throughout the coronavirus pandemic have been to wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill. We should also be social distancing, meaning that we should be staying isolated unless necessary for us to leave our homes.

  1. “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  2. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.”

Because washing your hands is so important, these celebrities and social media users are coming up with inventive ways to use popular songs and pop culture to make it more fun (and effective) when you’re sick of “Happy Birthday.”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Rapped a Verse from Moana’s “You’re Welcome”

You’re Welcome for this adorable video of the Jungle Cruise star serenading his daughter Tiana Gia, who turns 2 this month, with a rap from his Moana character’s song “You’re Welcome,” featuring a topical new line: “Coronavirus has gotta go.”

“We realized a few weeks ago that the rap portion of the song is perfect timing when getting your little ones to have fun washing their hands,” Johnson shared on Instagram. “Stay healthy and safe, my friends,” he added.

Neil Diamond Re-Worked “Sweet Caroline” for the Occasion

He encouraged his followers that “maybe if we just sing together, we’ll feel a little bit better” before singing his hit, “Sweet Caroline.” Rather than singing “hands touching hands,” the singer changed the lyrics to, “hands washing hands!”

Jimmy Fallon Wants You to “Wash Your Hands”

The Tonight Show host wrote a simple, yet effective, hand-washing song, featuring his two daughters.

For Miley Cyrus, It’s Not About How Fast You Get There

For hand-washing, it’s not about how fast you get there: the process should last for 20 seconds, so Cyrus’s song, “The Climb” is the perfect fit.

Mariah Carey Is Teaching Her Kids That Hand-Washing Isn’t “Fantasy,” It’s Reality

Carey’s kids, Moroccan and Monroe, rapped a verse from their mom’s song, “Fantasy,” while washing.

Brandon Flowers Is “Mr. Brightside,” Finding Fun in Washing Hands

Please, sing “Mr. Brightside” as hard as you can into the mirror. Can confirm that this is a huge, huge stress reliever.

Gloria Gaynor “Will Survive” Thanks to Hand-Washing

The singer chose an appropriate song for her hand-washing routine. You’ll survive, germs will not.

Hugh Jackman Will Wash His Hands If You “Say So”

Jackman danced along to Doja Cat’s “Say So” while getting soaped up.

Judi Dench & Gyles Brandreth Are Washing Their Hands to a Naughty Poem

If you’re not a singer, go ahead and memorize Dench’s poem!

Barbara Weber’s Dramatic Speech from The Bachelor Works, Too

If you’re a Bachelor fan, go ahead and recite Peter’s mom’s speech about Hannah Ann into the mirror. The fake tears will wash right down the drain, too!

Annie Murphy’s Washing Her Hands to “A Little Bit Alexis” from Schitt’s Creek

Your hands with be a little bit la-la-la-la-la-la-la a little bit lathered up with soap.

This Woman Is Using Nicki Minaj‘s Rap from “Bottoms Up”

Bottom’s up, bottom’s up! Throw your (washed) hands up!

Meryl Streep’s Monologue from The Devil Wears Prada Requires Some Acting Skill but Is Effective

As Miranda Priestly, Meryl’s death stare alone could kill germs, but recite this monologue just in case.

Have fun and happy hand washing!