March 13, 2015

What NOT to sing while doing CPR (7 Quick Takes - Vol. 112)

PROLOGUE: CPR training has gotten so easy over the years. Now all you need to do is disco dance on the chest of the victim, at least according to this magnet at a doctor's office:


"Stayin' Alive" is clever choice for pacing your chest compressions. But I wonder how many other songs medical experts considered before settling on this one. For my Quick Takes, I present to you the top seven songs rejected for use during CPR:

SEVEN: The theme song from the original "The People's Court"

SIX: The theme from "Mission Impossible"


FIVE: "Help" by the Beatles

FOUR: "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers (specifically this version from "The Muppet Show")


THREE: "Vaya con Dios" by Gene Autry


TWO: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam


ONE: "So Long Farewell" from "The Sound of Music"


EPILOGUE: For more Quick Takes, visit This Ain't The Lyceum.


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