As the coronavirus spreads throughout the country, health officials say handwashing is one of the best ways people can protect themselves. After using the bathroom, touching your face or sneezing and before eating, scrub with soap and water for 20 seconds — or about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

But if the coronavirus sticks around for a while (as it’s expected to), and “Happy Birthday” becomes an irritable earworm rather a helpful handwashing tune, try mixing it up. Here are the choruses of 10 songs that take about 20 seconds to sing while you scrub.

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