“Wash Your Lyrics”: Song generator for proper hand washing goes viral

Screenshot washyourlyrics.com

Because of the corona virus, there are tons of instructions on the web about how to wash your hands correctly. There is an original service on washyourlyrics.com: There you can create instructions for the lyrics of your favorite song.

To ensure that viruses have no chance, it is important to wash your hands properly: do not leave out a spot and for at least 20 seconds. A reminder for the right duration: sing “Happy Birthday” twice in a row.

Other lyrics also work. The 17-year-old Briton William Gibson found this – and quickly built a website that generates instructions for washing hands with lyrics. The site went viral within a very short period of time: According to the BBC, more than 175,000 such memes have been created since Gibson put it online on Sunday.

Wash Your Lyrics Memes: How It Works

To create a guide with the desired song, simply enter the title and artist in the field on the page. There you can choose between instructions for hand washing and instructions for the use of disinfectants.

After clicking on “Generate”, a poster is created which is then available for download. If you don’t want to commit to a song, you can also create your own text.


(Screenshot washyourlyrics.com)
Washing hands to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

“I never thought it would be that big”

The posters are currently being shared excessively on social media. The website has even reached the British Ministry of Health: Health Minister Matt Hancock praised the initiative. Stars like Miley Cyrus have already used the website.

The 17-year-old William probably did not expect the great success. He told the BBC that it was crazy that celebrities mentioned his website on Twitter. “I felt like it was going to be popular – but I never thought it would get that big.”

The idea came to William after he discovered a hand washing meme with the song “Money Machine” by 100 Gecs. He also needed an alternative: “It felt sad to sing Happy Birthday every time I washed my hands.”

Loud BBC is the most popular song for the Wash Your Lyrics instructions until now the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen. Here you can create your own memes: washyourlyrics.com

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