10 Iconic Songs That Are Actually Really Useful For Learning CPR

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive!

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You never know when you could be in the position to save a life

If someone is unconscious, has no pulse, or is not breathing, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on them could make all the difference.

However, timing is key during medical emergencies.

"The main thing about CPR is maintaining high quality, fast compressions, so you don't want to lose steam," cardiologist Sonia Tolani told NPR.

Since CPR is less effective when the tempo lags and emergencies requiring CPR often happen outside of the hospital, New York-Presbyterian hospital took it upon themselves to help the public be more prepared.

They created a Spotify playlist of songs with 100 to 120 beats per minute, the ideal tempo for CPR compressions.

Here are 10 iconic songs to remember if you're ever performing CPR:

1. 'Stayin' Alive' by Bee Gees

Coincidence? We think not.

2. 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor

3. 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA

4. 'Crazy In Love' by Beyonce' feat Jay-Z

5. 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper

6. 'Hips Don't Lie' by Shakira feat. Wycleaf Jean

7. 'Just Dance' by Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis

8. 'Sorry' by Justin Bieber

9. 'Hey, Soul Sister' by Train

10. 'Gives You Hell' by The All-American Rejects

Maybe don't sing the lyrics to this one out loud while performing CPR...

Check out the entire Spotify playlist here:

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