Did you know that songs can potentially save lives? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “The Man” from Swift’s 2019 album, “Lover,” has the perfect tempo to perform CPR to. In fact, songs that have a tempo of 100-120 beats per minute can help a person keep the correct pace while deeply pressing on the chest during CPR.

It’s no secret that music has a profound impact on our emotions and overall well-being. However, did you know that it can also be a valuable lifesaving tool? Studies have shown that songs with the proper tempo can help individuals perform CPR more effectively and with better accuracy. When someone collapses, and you’re attempting to revive them, it can be challenging to maintain the correct pace while pressing on their chest. This is where songs like Taylor Swift’s “The Man” can come in handy.

At 110 beats per minute, “The Man” has the ideal tempo to maintain the correct rhythm while performing CPR. The AHA recommends that individuals start by calling 911 and checking to see if the person is responsive and breathing. If not, immediately start pushing “hard and fast” in the center of their chest to keep blood and oxygen flowing to their vital organs until help arrives.

The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” is another popular one, with a tempo of about 104 beats per minute. Finding a song with the right rhythm can make all the difference in emergency situations. This brings me to one of my all-time favorite episodes of The Office.

In addition to being a valuable tool for CPR, music can also help us emotionally. Listening to music can lower stress levels and even help with pain management. When someone is undergoing medical treatment, playing music that they enjoy can help them mentally cope with the situation and reduce anxiety levels. Check out some of the songs with that same beat below. 


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  • 1) "Stayin' Alive" - the Bee Gees

  • 2) "Crazy In Love" - Beyoncé

  • 3) "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • 4) "Dancing Queen" - ABBA

  • 5) "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira

  • 6) "Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson