While experts suggested singing “Happy Birthday” twice to count out the 20 seconds of hand washing, Flowers is among many musicians and fans who are serving up alternative suggestions.
Mariah Carey shared a video showing her and her twins using the Ol' Dirty Bastard remix of her hit, “Fantasy,” to guide their washing timeline. “Washing our hands to 20 seconds of Ol' Dirty Bastard! Stay safe everybody!❤️” Carey wrote.
The Backstreet Boys, meanwhile, offered several choruses from their songs to help fans time their handwashing. “BSB PSA. The Backstreet Boys care about your health and safety. Please use these songs to guide yourself in proper handwashing time,” the group posted on Instagram.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old from England has designed a website, Wash Your Lyrics, where users can enter their favorite band and song for a customized, step-by-step breakdown of recommended handwashing time and technique.