Forget a DJ, it’s more likely to be a Bee Gee saving your life. Researchers found that the Bee Gees’ hit Stayin’ Alive is the ideal beat to follow when performing CPR. The catchy tune has 103 beats per minute, just three beats per minute more than the 100 chest compressions per minute you should carry out when trying to revive a heart attack victim. “Many people are put off performing life saving CPR because they are worries they won’t be able to get the rhythm right,” says lead researcher Dr David Matlock from the University of Illinois. Hate the tune? Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust also has the same BPM. Though a lot less appropriate lyrically.
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