Sixteen studio albums that have gone 60 times platinum, 18 Grammys heck, he's even got an asteroid belt named in his honor and the Boss is still putting out top-quality material, like this week's soaring, joyful Working on a Dream.
For his old buddy Mickey Rourke's triumphant comeback vehicle, The Wrestler, he penned the elegiac, Golden Globe-winning title track, proving once again see 1994's ''Streets of Philadelphia'' from (yep) Philadelphia that he's the master at soundtracking cinematic heartbreak.
Missed the stirring performance of his 9/11 anthem ''The Rising'' on the National Mall over inauguration weekend? You'll just have to catch his next gig: the Super Bowl halftime show, coming up on Feb. 1. Guaranteed it won't take a wardrobe malfunction to keep you riveted.