Songs To Save By

During CPR training this week, the instructor reminded everyone that the tempo for compressions is the musical equivalent of 100 beats per minute. And that the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees has the correct beat for administering CPR. I’m sure that’s all coincidental and Barry Gibb had no idea when they picked the song title and tempo of the cardiopulmonary significance. Just as Freddy Mercury and Brian May probably weren’t thinking of chest compressions when Queen selected a 100bpm tempo for Another One Bites The Dust.

This video by the 2013 Chattanooga Fire Academy is a great example of Stayin Alive in practice (disco balls = nice touch).

ZDoggMD has compiled a list of 100bpm songs in the Code Gold: CPR’s Greatest Hits “album”. Remember, the results are not typical.

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About Christopher Williams

Co-Founder of Whelan & Williams Industries Inc. Sole proprietor of Liftlazy. Photographer, musician, writer, pilot and all around good guy to know.
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