2 women recreate classic ABBA song to inspire you to spread joy, not germs

Jessica Benson
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WATN) — Hand washing, social distancing and quarantining: these are things all of us are doing to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Laughter and joy are also important in helping people cope.

"Our goal is to spread joy, not germs," Memphis resident Divya Ramoo said.

Ramoo and Dani Wolland are co-workers, roommates and best friends.

"I don't know how we spend every living minute together and don't get sick of each other," Wolland said.

"We just keep calling each other soul sisters," Ramoo said.

After working from home for a week due to the coronavirus outbreak, the friends decided to embark on a 12-hour road trip to quarantine at their family homes in the Washington, D.C. metro-area.

"I think the first four hours of the drive, we didn't even speak to each other. We were so tired," Ramoo said.

That's when the musical genius kicked in.

The two rewrote ABBA's hit song "Dancing Queen" using COVID-19 themes.

Lyrics like:

"You are the COVID queen
Smart and clean
Stuck in quarantine
COVID queen
Netflixing for your safety, oh yeah."

and

"You can dance
You can jive
As long as you do it inside
Ooh, see that girl
From behind the screen
Digging the quarantine."

As of Tuesday morning, their Facebook video had more than 21,000 views.

"It makes you laugh and smile," Wolland said. "During this period of isolation, that's so important."