Gloria Gaynor Washes Her Hands to Her 1978 Hit ‘I Will Survive’ to Help Promote Proper Hand Washing Tips

In an effort to share proper hand washing tips, iconic diva Gloria Gaynor stood in front of the bathroom sink and sang to her empowering 1978 hit “I Will Survive” to ensure she was washing her hands for at least 20 seconds.

Gaynor’s lyrics work really well as a handwashing song as both the verse and chorus end perfectly at the allotted time, as demonstrated with the “Wash Your Lyrics” generator.

I Will Survive Handwashing Verse

Handwashing I Will Survive Chorus

Gaynor’s performance sparked a viral challenge named after the song.

I love that people are taking part in the #washyourhands #iwillsurvivechallenge with me…Stay safe and healthy everyone! Wash your hands often every day for 20 seconds or more!


First tiktok challenge video ??? #iwillsurvivechallenge #funnyvideos #newtiktoker #coronaviruschallenge #coronavirus #washyourhands #sanitize

? I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Lori Dorn
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