Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' ali-i-i-i-ive

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive lyrics meaning


Stayin' Alive found an unconventional and fitting use in science and medicine. It's rhythm, at 103 beats per minute, matches the American Heart Association's guidelines on how often one should compress a person's chest when performing emergency CPR. The association even recommended resuscitators sing the song to themselves as they perform CPR in order to help stay in time.

In the United Kingdom, novelty song Nellie The Elephant are recommended alternatives. Queen's Another One Bites The Dust also fits the rhythm, but for obvious titular reasons isn't publicised quite so much.

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