Keeping the beat

It just might save someone’s life:

If a little irony helps save lives, St John Ambulance is all for it. CPR instructors pumped out retro tunes, including Queen’s hit “Another One Bites the Dust” and Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” in the middle of the Bridge Mall on Friday for express lessons in chest compression.

Both have the required 103 beats per minute recommended for CPR.

“‘Another One Bites the Dust’ is the tune that has resonated most but if people can remember the song because it’s quirky and, if they ever have to perform CPR, they’ll be hoping the person they’re working on doesn’t bite the dust,” St John’s Martin Wells said. “Any attempt at CPR is better than none.”

(Happened upon after reading Roger Green’s piece for Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday.)

1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    6 September 2016 · 1:46 pm

    I’ve heard the “Stayin’ Alive” bit before, and it works equally well, perhaps is even a bit more memorable to me.

    (The only problem with “Another one Bites the Dust” for me is that I always “hear” it as the Weird Al version – Another One Rides The Bus. I’m not sure playing the poor person’s chest like it was an accordion would help them)

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