Baby Shark Releases New Song About Washing Hands And It’ll Be In Your Head All Isolation

by : Cameron Frew on : 28 Mar 2020 14:39
Baby Shark Releases New Song About Washing Hands And It'll Be In Your Head All IsolationBaby Shark Releases New Song About Washing Hands And It'll Be In Your Head All IsolationPinkFong/YouTube

If there’s one thing self-isolation is missing, it’s Baby Shark but don’t worry, they’re back with a new song about personal hygiene. 

That’s right, the catchy internet phenomenon that seemed to circulate every air wave in the world has returned to help us through the coronavirus pandemic.


The Baby Shark song, which has actually been in the public consciousness since 2007, was most popularised by PinkFong, a South Korean education brand, in 2016. Today, March 28, let me introduce you to your newest earworm: the aptly titled Wash Your Hands.

PinkFong’s YouTube channel only uploaded the new song on March 21, and already it’s amassed more than three million views – remember that Baby Shark infiltrated the charts due to its ginormous popularity, so we could have another hit on our (clean) hands.

What’s the lyrics, I hear you cry? Omitting the repeating verses, the song goes: 


Wash your hands, doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
Grab some soap, doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
Rub your hands, doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
Rinse your hands, doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
Dry your hands, doo doo doo doo doo (x3)

Of course, Baby Shark’s hygiene tips extend beyond the act of washing one’s hands. The song also advises you to cover your sneeze (doo doo doo doo doo) and cough into your elbow (doo doo doo doo doo).

Wash Your Hands Baby SharkWash Your Hands Baby SharkPinkFong/YouTube

The final frame of the video urges viewers to ‘stay healthy’ and ‘join the #BabySharkHandWashChallenge’. With increasing COVID-19 numbers (more than 600,000 confirmed cases globally), every little helps – we salute you, Baby Shark.


It’s okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD’s aim with our Coronavirus campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we’re facing. For more information from the World Health Organization on Coronavirus, click here.

Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: News, Baby Shark, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Personal Hygiene, Wash Your Hands