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CPR Soundtrack

Coro Medical, home of AED.US, is located in “Music City” and we are a distributor of AEDs and Defibrillators. Incorporating two things we’re passionate about, music with CPR chest compressions, is a great way to make sure you’re doing CPR correctly.

What are chest compressions? In the minutes following a cardiac arrest, the body has a “store” of oxygen in the blood. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep the oxygenated blood flowing to the brain. Chest compressions is the act of applying pressure to someone’s chest in order to help blood flow through the arteries and veins and keep some blood flowing to the brain. The American Heart Association Guidelines are to push hard (at least 2 inches) and fast (100-120 compressions per minute) and allow complete chest recoil.

Studies have shown when using a metronome alongside chest compressions, the compression rate was better maintained than with those that didn’t use one. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have metronomes that match the correct speed, to aid in chest compressions, and all training units have one as well.

Now to the music. Isn’t it amazing how our brains can remember a song we haven’t heard in years? You may not be able to remember what you had for breakfast yesterday but can recite every word to your favorite song from 3rd grade. A new research on music’s effects on the brain, called neuromusicology, shows that music reduces stress, boosts brain chemicals, and protects against memory problems and cognitive decline.

If you want to be sure you’re doing chest compressions at the correct rate, find a song that has a beat somewhere within the chest compression range (100-120bpm)

Here’s a playlist of songs to learn CPR to:

  • “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees – 103 BPM
  • “Dancing Queen” – ABBA – 100 BPM
  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor – 117 BPM
  • “MMMBop” – Hanson – 104 BPM
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper – 120 BPM
  • “Respect”- Aretha Franklin – 120 BPM
  • “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis – 119 BPM
  • “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers, Coldplay – 103 BPM
  • “Rumour Has It” – Adele – 120 BPM
  • “Fly” – Sugar Ray – 100 BPM
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira – 100 BPM
  • “Work It” – Missy Elliott – 102 BPM
  • “Bye Bye Bye” – *NSYNC – 118 BPM
  • “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus – 120 BPM
  • “Love Lockdown” – Kanye West – 120 BPM
  • “Up Up & Away” – Kid Cudi – 120 BPM

Check out our playlist here:

Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should. The American Heart Association reports that 70% of Americans feel helpless to act in the event of a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to effectively administer CPR or their training has lapsed. Reach out to us at AED.us and we’ll be glad to help you find a training class and provide you with all tools needed.


Written by Blaire
Customer Service Manager