June 1-7 each year is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, spotlighting how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. Did you know about 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?

According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Only about 40% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective in the first few minutes as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps, performed in this order:

  • Call 911 if you see someone suddenly collapse.
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a familiar song that has 100 to 120 beats per minute.

EMS 1 compiled a list of songs ranging from 100 to 120 bpm, the recommended range to perform CPR:

  • “Glory Days” – Bruce Springsteen: 117 bpm
  • “The Real Slim Shady” – Eminem: 105 bpm
  • “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga: 119 bpm
  • “Purple Rain” – Prince: 113 bpm
  • “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson: 117 bpm
  • “Rumor Has It” – Adele: 120 bpm
  • “Rock Your Body” – Justin Timberlake: 101 bpm
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana: 117 bpm
  • “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” – Toby Keith: 112 bpm
  • “All Star” – Smash Mouth: 104 bpm
  • “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” – Backstreet Boys: 108 bpm
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston: 119 bpm
  • “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor: 109 bpm
  • “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash: 105 bpm
  • “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice: 116 bpm
  • “Monday Morning” – Fleetwood Mac: 106 bpm
  • “Baby Shark” – Pinkfong: 115 bpm
  • “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” – Will Smith: 108 bpm
  • “Country Girl” – Luke Bryan: 106 bpm
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake: 113 bpm

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