Teen creates website that lets you choose your own song lyrics for hand-washing poster

Washing hands
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In an inspired move, British teenager William Gibson has created a website, Wash Your Lyrics, that enables you to generate your own personal coronavirus-busting hand-washing poster that features your favourite song lyrics. 

Noting the advice to sing two verses of Happy Birthday while washing your hands to ensure that they’re thoroughly clean - you’re supposed to do it for 20 seconds - Gibson decided to offer people a wider choice of musical material by creating a not-for-profit website that simply requires you to input an artist and song title.

It’s a genius idea and one that, appropriately enough, has gone viral, with Rage Against The Machine sharing a Killing In The Name poster on Twitter:

You can make your own poster on the Wash Your Lyrics website. Whichever song you go for, just be sure to choose the clean version, obviously...

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.