Hospital compiles song list to keep the CPR beat

Hospital compiles song list to keep the CPR beat Photo: File / NBC News.

March 20, 2017 01:05 PM

CPR trainers have long suggested doing chest compressions to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.
It has the perfect number of beats per minute to perform CPR.

However, if the Bee Gee's aren't your thing, New York-Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a list of alternatives on Spotify. All of the songs are 100 beats per minute and there's something for everyone.

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That includes Lynryd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," Simon and Garfunkel's "Cecelia," even "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake.

The American Heart Association says hands-only CPR saves lives when someone experiences cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. 

If you see a teenager or adult suddenly collapse -- call 911, then push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any of the songs we mentioned. 

Surely one song you can't ever forget, try as you might -- Hanson’s "MMMBop" also makes the list.

More information:

Full CPR song list


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