‘O.P.P.’ May Just Save Your Life

o_p_p.jpgFor those of you familiar with CPR and those who are not, timing chest compressions is key when attempting to revive someone whose heart has stopped beating. Turns out that any song set to 100 beats per minute according to doctors is the "ideal beat" to keep in your head while you serve those potentially life-saving chest compressions. Following this logic, the folks over at Idolator came up with "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees as the perfect beat with which to keep time. But over here at SoulBounce, we figured it might be kind of fun to think up some more contemporary songs that you can use while saving weakened hearts. Both "O.P.P" by Naughty by Nature and "Tennessee" by Arrested Development keep the right pace at 100 bpm. "Jump Around" by House of Pain barely makes it, clocking in at 108 bpm, while Outkast's "Hey Ya" is not the song to chest compress to. At 159 bpm, "Hey Ya" will have you calling "help" faster than you can compress that chest. So, when someone shouts for CPR, remember "O.P.P." as "Ode to Pulsatile Pressure"...or something like that.

Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life [RA via IDLTR]

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  1. Ironically, Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" also has a tempo that is on par with the recommended 100 BPR compression rate for CPR. lol

  2. Lol. "Ode to Pulsatile Pressure". i love it. I seem to remember this song being banned in my household after many times my parents laughed and mock danced to it. Then they found out what it was saying. Never thought it might save my life one day.