December 5, 2015 - 1:15 AM

Presenting: The C3 Awards!

Remember the voting banner on the C3 download pages? Sure you do. For those of you that didn’t ignore it every time, your diligence is about to pay off.

Welcome to the first (and last) C3 community awards show! After several months of user votes, (farottone) has prepared the following data for your perusal. Even though our weekly releases are over, you can still download most of these songs from our legacy database or the new community database. (Disclaimer: Some songs have been pulled from the C3 database because they were officially released by Harmonix. Do not ask where to download those customs or you will be banned. Buy the official versions and support Harmonix.) Remember that many of these questions are subjective, and “best” means different things to different people.

And the winners are…

Songs You Knew Before C3

Best Well-Known Custom (Overall)

Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)

Honorable Mentions
The Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Orange Harrison)
Toto – “Africa” (Nyxyxylyth)
Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” (farottone)
Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (farottone)
Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky” (Nyxyxylyth)

Best Well-Known Custom (Guitar)

Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (farottone)

Honorable Mentions
Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven” (TrojanNemo)
Radiohead – “Paranoid Android” (BearzUnlimited)
Guns N’ Roses – “Paradise City” (farottone)
Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” (farottone)

Best Well-Known Custom (Bass)

Primus – “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” (RyanHYK)

Honorable Mentions
Tool – “Lateralus” (BearzUnlimited)
Rush – “La Villa Strangiato” (DoNotPassGo)

Best Well-Known Custom (Drums)

Tool – “Lateralus” (BearzUnlimited)

Honorable Mentions
A Perfect Circle – “Judith” (Lowlander)
Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight” (farottone)

Best Well-Known Custom (Keys)

Dream Theater – “Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper” (farottone)

Honorable Mentions
Motley Crue – “Home Sweet Home” (farottone)
Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind” (DVDSmith)

Best Well-Known Custom (Pro Keys)

Bon Jovi – “Always” (DVDSmith)

Honorable Mentions
Dream Theater – “Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper” (farottone)
Dream Theater – “Wait for Sleep” (farottone)
Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind” (DVDSmith)
Adele – “Someone Like You” (espher)

Best Well-Known Custom (Solo Vocals)

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Hardware Store” (Orange Harrison)

Honorable Mentions
Seal – “Kiss From a Rose” (farottone)
SLACKCiRCUS – “Heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa (Fabulous Secret Powers)” (BearzUnlimited)

Best Well-Known Custom (Harmonies)

Toto – “Africa” (Nyxyxylyth)

Honorable Mentions
Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky” (Nyxyxylyth)
Queen – “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” (farottone)
Seal – “Kiss From a Rose” (farottone)
Philip Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover” (farottone)

Best Well-Known Custom (Pro Guitar/Bass)

Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” (BearzUnlimited)

Honorable Mentions
Rush – “Freewill” (Drihscol)
Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir” (columbo777)

Songs You Didn’t Know Before C3*

*or instruments you didn’t know were awesome in well-known songs

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Overall)

Genesis – “Supper’s Ready” (farottone)

Honorable Mentions
April Wine – “Sign of the Gypsy Queen” (ws54)
Metric – “Gimme Sympathy” (pksage)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Guitar)

Superfluous Motor – “Schizophrenic Seizure” (Arcanon)

Honorable Mentions
Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time” (RyanHYK)
Dream Theater – “Beyond This Life” (mazegeek999)
Triumph – “Lay it on the Line” (clintilona)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Bass)

Genesis – “In Too Deep” (farottone)

Honorable Mentions
Buckethead – “Jordan” (Nightmare Lyra)
Mr. Big – “Voodoo Kiss” (farottone)
Black Sabbath – “Children of the Sea” (Colonel 32dll)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Drums)

Anika Nilles – “Alter Ego” (GreenPanda12)

Honorable Mentions
Robbie Williams – “Let Me Entertain You” (DVDSmith)
Skid Row – “18 and Life” (farottone)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Keys)

Deep Purple – “Burn” (AddyMilldike)

Honorable Mentions
Anamanaguchi – “Another Winter” (Gigakoops)
Akira Yamaoka – “Promise” (Nightmare Lyra)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Pro Keys)

Metric – “Gimme Sympathy” (pksage)

Honorable Mentions
Ben Folds – “Zak and Sara” (pksage)
Genesis – “Supper’s Ready” (farottone)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Solo Vocals)

Metric – “Gimme Sympathy” (pksage)

Honorable Mentions
Goo Goo Dolls – “Name” (clintilona)
Duran Duran – “Save a Prayer” (farottone)
Saliva – “Ladies and Gentlemen” (farottone)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Harmonies)

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” (espher)

Honorable Mentions
Journey – “Stone in Love” (ejthedj)
Paul McCartney – “Another Day” (farottone)
Reel Big Fish – “Beer” (drummerockband)

Best Lesser-Known Custom (Pro Guitar/Bass)

Adolescents – “Amoeba” (Nyxyxylyth)

Honorable Mentions
Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky” (Nyxyxylyth)
Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” (BearzUnlimited)
X Japan – “Jade” (AddyMilldike)

Best Artist You Discovered Through C3

Queensrÿche

Honorable Mentions
Genesis
Anamanaguchi
Dream Theater

Note Charts / Authoring

Most Accurate Charts (Overall)

Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)

Honorable Mentions
Dream Theater – “Learning to Live” (farottone)
Kaipa – “Electric Power Water Notes” (mazegeek999)
The Beatles – “This Boy” (Orange Harrison)
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (pksage)

Most Accurate Chart (Guitar)

Queensrÿche – “I Don’t Believe in Love” (farottone)

Honorable Mentions
Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)
The Beatles – “This Boy” (Orange Harrison)

Most Accurate Chart (Bass)

Rush – “Headlong Flight” (BearzUnlimited)

Honorable Mentions
Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)
Rush – “Xanadu” (farottone)

Most Accurate Chart (Drums)

King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man” (BearzUnlimited)

Honorable Mentions
Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)
Kaipa – “Electric Power Water Notes” (mazegeek999)
Tool – “Lateralus” (BearzUnlimited)

Most Accurate Chart (Keys)

Blue Öyster Cult – “Burnin’ For You” (TrojanNemo)

Honorable Mentions
Gigakoops – “The Closing of Chaos” (Gigakoops)
Steppenwolf – “Born to Be Wild” (BearzUnlimited)
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (pksage)

Most Accurate Chart (Solo Vocals)

Kenny Loggins – “Danger Zone” (BearzUnlimited)

Honorable Mentions
Guns N’ Roses – “Don’t Cry (Original)” (farottone)
Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)
4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up” (farottone)

Most Accurate Chart (Harmonies)

The Chordettes – “Mr. Sandman” (Nyxyxylyth)

Honorable Mentions
Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (TrojanNemo)
Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)

Most Accurate Chart (Pro Keys)

The Beatles – “For No One” (Orange Harrison)

Honorable Mentions
Genesis – “The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty” (BearzUnlimited)
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (GHtoRB3)

Most Accurate Chart (Pro Guitar/Bass)

The Beatles – “This Boy” (Orange Harrison)

Honorable Mentions
Daft Punk – “Aerodynamic” (Nightmare Lyra)
Autograph – “Turn Up the Radio” (DVDSmith)
Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” (BearzUnlimited)

Misc. Awards

Most Anticipated Custom

Dream Theater – “Scenes From A Memory” (mazegeek999)

Honorable Mentions
Guns N’ Roses – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (farottone)
King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man” (BearzUnlimited)
Radiohead – “Paranoid Android” (BearzUnlimited)

Best-Looking Custom

Dream Theater – “Octavarium” (mazegeek999)

Honorable Mentions
Michael Jackson – “Thriller” (farottone)
Skrillex – “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” (Gigakoops)

Most Epic at Parties

Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” (Gigakoops)

Honorable Mentions
Journey – “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (farottone)
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (pksage)
Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven” (TrojanNemo)
SLACKCiRCUS – “Heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa (Fabulous Secret Powers)” (BearzUnlimited)
“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Albuquerque” (pksage)

C3 Releases

Best Pack (Overall)

November 14, 2014 – Genesis Chronicles
July 3, 2015 – The 1980s C03

Honorable Mentions
June 5, 2015 – Journey C01
November 7, 2014 – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
August 21, 2015 – Rush C02
August 28, 2015 – Muse C01

Best Pack (Holidays/Events)

December 25, 2014 – Twelve Days of Customs 2014

Honorable Mentions
December 25, 2013 – Twelve Days of Customs 2013
April 10, 2015 – C3 Anniversary Multitracks 2015

Best Pack (Country-Themed)

July 4, 2013 – A Slice of Americana

Honorable Mentions
June 27, 2014 – Songs of Canada C01
November 29, 2013 – Music of Scotland C01

Best Pack (Specific Artist)

June 5, 2015 – Journey C01

Honorable Mentions
November 14, 2015 – Genesis Chronicles
October 18, 2013 – Weird Al Yankovic C01

Best Pack (Album)

February 20, 2015 – Michael Jackson C01 (Bad)

Honorable Mentions
August 22, 2014 – In the Court of the Crimson King
December 12, 2014 – Weezer (The Blue Album): The Deep Cuts

Best Blog Post

June 5, 2015 – Welcome to EIGHTIESTRAVAGANZA!

Honorable Mentions
September 19, 2014 – Talk Like a Pirate Day
May 24, 2013 – Great Covers C01

Best Modding/User Content Community On The Entire Internet

YOU!

Thank you for playing our songs, reading our blog, and posting on our forum. You made this little project into a big success.