Baby Shark is using its viral appeal for good as its makers have come up with a new version that encourages personal hygiene.
PinkFong, the South Korean education brand which turned the old children’s tune into an internet phenomenon in 2016, recently uploaded a new song to keep us safer during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
The track, titled “Wash Your Hands,” sounds nearly identical to the original viral song but offers some timely reminders.
Here’s how the song goes without the repeating verses:
“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)”
Aside from keeping one’s hands clean, the song also gives tips on covering your nose when you sneeze and coughing into your elbow. Then, at the very end of the video, the song urges viewers to “stay healthy,” inviting everyone to “join the #BabySharkHandWashChallenge.”
“Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark,” which was uploaded on YouTube in March 21, has been viewed over 4.7 million times as of this writing.
Uploaded in 2016, PinkFong’s original “Baby Shark song” debuted at 32 in the Billboard charts top 100 last year and has been played on YouTube nearly five billion times.