"Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around...."
Okay I'll stop while I'm ahead. If you seen the Office, chances are you seen the clip of Michael Scott singing Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees while giving CPR to a training manikin. Stayin Alive is one of the most associated songs with CPR because it has a tempo of 104 Beats Per Minute (BPM) which is the same rate chest compressions are given during CPR.
CPR compressions are supposed to be given at a rate of 100 BPM-120 PM or a compression every half of a second on the lower half of the sternum along the the chest letting the chest rise each time. Here is a playlist of some of my favorite songs that evocates thoughts of CPR because their speed is between 100-120 BPM.
Stayin Alive by Bee Gees - 100 BPM
Another One Bite The Dust by Queen -110 BPM
Baby Shark by Pink Fong - 115 BPM
One Week by Barenaked Ladies - 113 BPM
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor - 117 BPM
Just Dance by Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis - 119 BPM
Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake - 101 BPM
American Girl by Tome Petty and The Heart Breakers - 115 BPM
Sorry by Justin Bieber - 100 BPM
Another Bring In the Wall by Pink Floyd - 104 BPM
Dancing Queen by ABBA - 101 BPM
Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson - 100 BPM
A Quick Note
I do admit in all of my CPR classes I do mention a few of the above songs for comparison. The best way to remember the correct speed during CPR compressions is a straight count using the word "AND" between each count up to 12 then continue a straight count with no extra words. (I.E. 1 AND 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND 5 AND 6 AND 7 AND 8 AND 9 AND 10 AND 11 AND 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30)
Blendist. (n.d.). Find the BPM and key for any song: Every song, every tempo: Songbpm. SongBPM. Retrieved March 7, 2023, from https://songbpm.com/@bee-gees/stayin-alive Song data provided by Spotify