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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.


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.