When you think of the term "mash-up," chances are the last thing that comes to your mind is "cardiac arrest." However, here's an innovative way to change all that – and perhaps educate you in a manner that might just save a life.
DJ Earworm, reknowned for his "United State of Pop" mash-ups, has teamed up with the American Heart Association's CPR campaign to create a special mash-up designed to run at 100 beats per minute – the rate at which you should perform chest compressions during Hands-Only CPR.
Yahoo Music is literally pumped to premiere the first listen to this! The mash-up songs keep with the heart theme, including Karmin's "Pulses," NoNoNo's "Pumpin Blood," and Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It”
DJ Earworm really has his heart in this project too (sorry, couldn't resist): “Eighty percent of out of hospital cardiac arrests happen at home which means that if you’re called on to perform Hands-Only CPR, you’ll most likely be trying to save the life of someone you know and love," says the artist. "Music is my life, so when I learned that it is also a life-saving asset, I was excited to team up with the American Heart Association and the WellPoint Foundation on the creation of my new 'Hands-Only CPR Mash-up.'"
He notes that the song is easy to use as an instructional tool: "The mash-up is more than 100 beats per minute – the rate you should perform chest compressions during Hands-Only CPR – so that even more people can remember the rhythm needed to perform this life-saving technique.”
The only song that appears to be missing in this mashup? "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life"! For more info on DJ Earworm, check here.