Top 5: Musician ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Editor’s Note: Top 5 is a new weekly series counting down the top five items in a category. It’s pretty self-explanatory. This is the first one.



Bill Gates doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you haven’t yet heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you very well may have been living under a rock.

To raise awareness and funds for ALS research, people have been dumping ice water over themselves, then nominating three others to do the same.

Everyone’s gotten in on the challenge – which has raised more than $40 million, so far. Anna Wintour did the challenge. So did Chris Evans, Steven King, Anna Kendrick, Patrick Stewart, Mitt Romney, and this girl, who, as BuzzFeed points out, has a stellar voice.

The single best video has come from Anthony Carbajal. This should be the first video you watch; it explains the seriousness of the disease and really drives home the point of the whole Ice Bucket Challenge.

A whole bunch of musicians have participated, too. Here is our list of the Top 5 musician ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (and if you haven’t yet – donate here!)

5 – Jack Black

Jack Black performed the challenge with the most gusto of almost any video we’ve seen. He’s also pretty funny and adorable, and we like that.


4 – Eddie Vedder

Vedder is so sincere during this video, and he takes the ice water like a pro. He also takes his kids’ request to nominate Niall Horan from One Direction.


3 – The Darcys

Okay, so it’s just Jason who actually does the challenge, but we love the incentive the band is taking: donate to the cause and you could win tickets to the Indie88 Birthday Party.


2 – Dr. Dre

Of all the people I expected to be on this list, Dr. Dre was not one of them. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love the guy, and now I love him even more. Extra kudos for the fancy bucket-dropping rig and the slow-motion highlight reel.


1 – Foo Fighters

Leave it to Dave Grohl to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a who new level. His video is hysterical and ingenious, and you should watch it (and then donate).

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