the rest either too niche or too boring. or not popular outside usa (hi, springsteen, who gives a shit about you in africa)
i think this poll is not about the "best" artist...
Because he snubbed Live Aid in 85
I tried to get a cross section of artists, mainly based on commercial success, because thats what tends to define the most acomplished.
And Springsteen as an artist achieved that sucess, though much of it admitidly was with the E street Band, and he never did have a number 1 as a performer, though he did get it as a songwriter unlikelyly so with blinded by the light.
The Boss deserves to be there.