Hospital Compiles Playlist of Life-Saving Tracks to Help With CPR

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The New York Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a playlist on Spotify of 40 songs to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to. Called Songs To Do CPR To, the list includes iconic hits such as Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” as well as the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and Missy Elliot’s “Work It.”

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The Bee Gees’ song has long been used as a training tool for those learning how to perform CPR, so the hospital thought it would come up with some other songs that would work equally well. According to a report on, the songs all have one thing in common, they are all 100 beats a minute, which is apparently perfect for performing CPR to if you match each chest compression to the beat.

The hospital staff responsible for the list may also have a dark sense of humor as some of the songs on the playlist include Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky.”

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