A Spotify user, NYPHOSPITAL, has created a Spotify playlist featuring songs that have a beat in sync with the recommended CPR chest compression rate.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, the recommended CPR compression rate is 100 to 120 compressions per minute.

Among the 46 songs currently on the playlist are the following:

  • “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga
  • “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Rumor Has It” – Adele
  • “MMMBop” – Hanson
  • and “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees

The use of music to train or advise those performing CPR is not new. A 2014 article from Live Science points out that the American Heart Association recommended bystander CPR use the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”

The same article also reported that researchers in Japan tested the use of two songs, including The Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” and another original tune. Compared with a control group who used no music to train for CPR, nurses who trained with the Beatles song performed the recommended compression rate best.

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