Holiday Songs To Do CPR To

"Jingle Bell Rock" and "Let It Snow" can help save a life.

The American Heart Association has a playlist of 10 festive songs to assist in hands-only CPR. Performing CPR to these classic hits can help you maintain the necessary 100 to 120 compressions-per-minute when pressing on the victim's chest.

To help raise awareness of effective CPR techniques, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) also created a Spotify playlist consisting of the optimum beats to time compressions to. For most people, the first thing that comes to mind as the best way to perform CPR correctly is humming 'Stayin' Alive' while doing chest compressions. As it turns out, popular songs like “Sorry" by Justin Beiber, “Closer" by the Chainsmokers and many others also fit the bill.


The playlist was released as part of a #HandsOnlyCPR campaign. Cardiologist Dr. Holly Anderson and the NYPH staff hope that raising awareness will empower bystanders to save a life. Lauren Browdy, an NYPH spokesperson, tells NBC New York, “Dr. Holly Anderson has been advocating for everyone to learn hands-only CPR. Her goal is to teach everyone to not be afraid to jump in."

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