100-120 compressions per minute.

If this seems like a fast pace, it’s because it is. You’ll be doing 1 to 2 compressions every second.

Remember, the depth of compressions on an adult is 2-2.4 inches with both hands. For a child, you’ll use one hand, and a baby you’ll use two fingers, and you’ll compress to only 1/3 the depth of the chest.

Here’s a playlist of songs to learn CPR to:

 

  • “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees – 103 BPM
  • “Dancing Queen” – ABBA – 100 BPM
  • “Cecilia” – Simon & Garfunkel – 102 BPM
  • “Hard To Handle” – The Black Crowes – 104 BPM
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake – 113 BPM (This is an original song from the movie “Trolls”)
  • “Rock Your Body” – Justin Timberlake – 100 BPM
  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor – 117 BPM
  • “MMMBop” – Hanson – 104 BPM
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper – 120 BPM
  • “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis – 119 BPM
  • “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers, Coldplay – 103 BPM
  • “Rumour Has It” – Adele – 120 BPM
  • “Fly” – Sugar Ray – 100 BPM
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira – 100 BPM
  • “Work It” – Missy Elliott – 102 BPM
  • “Suddenly I See” – KT Tunstall – 100 BPM
  • “Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley – 112 BPM
  • “Man in the Mirror” – Michael Jackson – 100 BPM
  • “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies – 113 BPM