Friday, October 17, 2008

Dance News of the Week: Stayin' Alive-- Literally

CNN reported this week that the disco anthem Stayin' Alive has the perfect beat for CPR.

In a study from the University of Illinois medical school, doctors and students maintained close to the ideal number of chest compressions doing CPR while listening to the 103 beats per minute Bee Gees anthem.

Dr. Matthew Gilbert, a medical resident, noted that Queen's Another One Bites the Dust had a similar beat, but its theme didn't seem as appropriate.

You can read the full story here.