Bored of ‘Happy birthday’? Here are 3 Texas tunes to sing along to while you wash your hands

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Health experts say it’s one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community: Wash your hands — thoroughly — with soap and water.

Instructions from the Centers for Disease Control state you should lather soap on your hands for at least 20 seconds. And to track the time, the agency suggests you hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

But the “Happy Birthday” song is bound to get old fast. Especially if you sing it, oh, say about 50 times a day.

So we compiled a list of catchy Texas tunes, songs about Texas or sung by Texas artists, sure to get you 20 seconds of scrub time.

All you need is a sink, some soap and a set of pipes (no worries if you can’t hit some of the high notes).

“All My Ex’s Live in Texas” – George Strait
Sung by the King of Country, George Strait, the de facto Texas anthem is a favorite among us here in the Lone Star State.

“All my ex’s live in Texas / And Texas is the place I’d dearly love to be / But all my ex’s live in Texas / And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee / Rosanna’s down in Texarkana / Wanted me to push her broom / Sweet Eileen’s in Abilene / She forgot I hung the moon / And Allison’s in Galveston / Somehow lost her sanity / And Dimple’s who now lives in Temple’s / Got the law looking for me”

“Deep in the Heart of Texas” – Gene Autry
This sing-along love song to the state sung by America’s Singing Cowboy Gene Autry is the cheery Texas tune we need right now. Just wait to clap along until you’re done washing your hands.

“The stars at night / Are big and bright / Deep in the heart of Texas / The prairie sky / Is wide and high / Deep in the heart of Texas / The coyotes wail / Along the trail / Deep in the heart of Texas / The rabbits rush / Around the brush / Deep in the heart of Texas”

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“Love On Top” — Beyoncé
Beyoncé, a Houston native, has spawned tons of sing along songs but for our current purposes, our default choice is her 2011 hit song “Love on Top”. It’s upbeat and it’s got a 20 second chorus.

“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”

And don’t forget to share this story with your family and friends.

Bless Your Heart!