Performing CPR? Turn on These 10 Songs

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By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2017 11:48 AM CDT
These 10 Songs Could Help Save Lives
Paramedic students practice CPR and airway management techniques on a mannequin.   (Joe Shearer/The Daily Nonpareil via AP)

In a life-or-death situation, you might have a hard time recalling the recommended 100 sternum compressions per minute for CPR. Far easier to remember is a song like the BeeGees' "Staying Alive." It's one of several catchy tunes—each with about 100 beats per minute—to make it into the New York Presbyterian Hospital's Spotify playlist of songs that will help you perform CPR, reports Quartz. Other gems:

  • "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
  • "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "MMMBop" by Hanson
  • "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira
  • "Work It" by Missy Elliot
  • "Dancing Queen" by ABBA
  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
  • "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson
  • "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by the Backstreet Boys
Click for the full list of 40 songs or see a critic's picks for the 100 greatest songs ever. (More CPR stories.)

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