Spice Up Sink Time With These 20 Tunes

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Kaia Bonilla

The coronavirus has made people really enthusiastic about washing their hands. For years, the go-to song to sing while people wash their hands has been the “Happy Birthday” song. Truthfully, it’s getting a little repetitive and boring.

Here’s a list of 20 old jams and the lyrics to 20-second segments to wash hands to, in alphabetical order. 

  • Africa by Toto

“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”

  • …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

“My loneliness is killing me (and I)

I must confess, I still believe (still believe) 

When I’m not with you I lose my mind

Give me a sign

Hit me baby one more time 

  • Barbie Girl by Aqua

“I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic

You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere

Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let’s go party

I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world”

  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

“I see a little silhouetto of a man

Scaramouch, scaramouch

Will you do the fandango?

Thunderbolt and lightning

Very very frightening me

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Figaro-magnifico”

  • Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio

“As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothin’ left

Cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin’ so long 

That even my momma thinks that my mind is gone

But I ain’t never crossed a man that didn’t deserve it

Me be treated like a punk

You know that’s unheard of

You better watch how you talkin’

And where you walkin’”

  • Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle 

“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”

  • I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys

“Tell me why

Ain’t nothin’ by a heartache

Tell me why

Ain’t nothin’ but a mistake

Tell me why

I never want to hear you say

I want it that way”

  • Jolene by Dolly Parton

“Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I’m begging of you please don’t take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

Please don’t take him just because you can”

  • Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

“Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

You come and go, you come and go

Loving would be easy is your colors were like my dreams

Red, gold and green, red, gold and green”

  • Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

“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”

  • Love On Top by Beyonce 

“Baby it’s you

You’re the one I love

You’re the one I need

You’re the only one I see

Come on baby it’s you

You’re the one that gives your all

You’re the one I can always call

When I need to make everything stop

Finally you put my love on top”

  • No Scrubs by TLC

No, I don’t want no scrubs

A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me

Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride

Trying to holla at me (Whoo)

I don’t want no scrubs

A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me

Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride

Trying to holla at me”

  • Raspberry Beret by Prince

“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”

  • Rocket Man by Elton John 

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time

‘Till touch down brings me round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home

Oh no no no

I’m a rocket man

Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone”

  • Space Oddity by David Bowie

“This is Ground Control to Major Tom

You’ve really made the grade

And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear

Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare”

  • Stayin’ Alive by The Bees Gees

“Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother

You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking, people

Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

We will get low”

  • Toxic by Britney Spears

“With a taste of your lips, I’m on a ride

You’re toxic, I’m slippin’ under

With a taste of a poison paradise

I’m addicted to you

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

And I love what you do

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?”

  • Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

“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”

  • Wannabe by Spice Girls

“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want

I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha)

I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah

If you want my future, forget my past

If you wanna get with me, better make it fast”

  • Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

“When I was a young boy

My father took me into the city

To see a marching band

He said, “son when you grow up

Would you be the savior of the broken, 

The beated, and the damned?”