Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bee Gee's 'Stayin' Alive' Could Save A Life

Next time you find yourself in an emergency situation and need to perform CPR but do not remember the tempo of how many compressions per minute, just start singing the Bee Gee's 'Stayin' Alive'. Then, compress to the beat. That song has 103 beats per minute. That is close to the recommended 100 times per minute that doctors recommend. This song was chosen as the poster child from a list of others because of its name and how many people know it. It is a good fit. Be sure to listen to the clip below before you go, it could save a life one day.

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"The Bee Gee's 1977 hit song "Stayin' Alive" has just about the perfect tempo for performing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to the American Heart Association.

The song has 103 beats per minute, and doctors recommend compressing the chest 100 times per minute in order to perform CPR,...

A BPM Database search revealed that other candidates for accompanying 100 BPM CPR include the Backstreet Boys' "Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)," Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker," Everclear's "When It All Goes Wrong," Patty Loveless's "Strong Heart" and Fun Factory's "Don't Go Away."

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