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Disco Saves!

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When Debra Bader's husband, Christopher, collapsed during a walk, the first thing that popped into her head was the Bee Gee's tune "Stayin' Alive,"—and thank goodness, too, as it helped save her husband's life.

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Bader tells CNN that after calling 911, she recalled a PSA from the American Heart Association that provided instructions to give chest compressions to a victim to the beat of "Stayin Alive." Bader, with the song in her head, began CPR: "I sang the song and gave directions to the EMTs at the same time. It was like, 'Stayin' alive, stayin' alive — take a right here, take a left here — Stayin' alive, stayin' alive — take this path down here — Stayin' alive, stayin' alive." [CNN]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

That wouldn't help me, because I'm more familiar with the Teddybears STHM remix of the original song, which may be at a different tempo.