Friday, January 25, 2013

Stayin' Alive: Music for Heart Attack

Several years ago at the University of Illinois some scientists discovered that if a First Aider was listening to Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, the chances of reviving a person who has suffered a heart attack, improved significantly. Apparently the 103 beats per minute (bpm) of the disco anthem is close to the optimum number of 100 compressions per minute to help jump start a human heart!


So on this Friday night I’ve put together a mixtape of several other songs with similar bpm for you to keep handy for that moment when you may have to help revive someone or god forbid, be revived yourself.

Track Listing:
  1. Stayin’ Alive [Bee Gees]
  2. What Can I Say [Boz Scaggs]
  3. Boom Boom [John Lee Hooker]
  4. Amarin [Amr Diab]
  5. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover [Paul Simon]
  6. Dama Dam Mast [Abida Parveen]
  7. Batonga [Angelique Kidjo]
  8. Terian Gulabi Buliyan [A.S. Kang]
  9. Invisible Wind [Jackie Stoudemire]
  10. Allah Addu Jam [Baaba Maal]
  11. I’ve Been Waiting on You [Al Green]
  12. That’s the Way God Planned It [Billy Preston]
  13. There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down [Brother Claude Ely]
  14. It’s All Right with Me [Johnny Griffen]
  15. Maggie’s Farm {Live} [Bob Dylan]
  16. Two Trains Runnin’ [Johnny Shines]
  17. Malou [Loketo]
  18. Chubb Sub [Medeski Martin and Wood]
  19. Yeke Yeke Yeke {Mory Kante]
  20. Rangi Rang [Musafir]

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