Rocksmith 2014 SOTW - The Next Generation


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After six rounds of the Song of the Week under @Goooner's admirable administration, he's past the baton to me so we'll start afresh with a new thread.

For anyone who is not familiar with the Song of the Week (SOTW) competition, it's just a bit of fun whereby we pick a song to play in Rocksmith every week. Anyone who wants to join can post their scores and at the end of each week the results are posted. The songs are picked on Friday and run for 9 days until the Sunday week at midnight UK time. Results are posted on Monday morning. NB this means that over the weekend there are two active songs.

Regular players get a chance to pick their choice of song, and each round consists of one pick for everyone involved. A new thread is posted (by me) for each song in this forum, and each player should post ONE MESSAGE ONLY and edit it as your scores improve. Scores are counted for one guitar track (at the choice of the picker, although usually it's the lead track) and the bass track for anyone who wants to play bass as well / instead. Since there is the odd song without a bass track, please make sure that your pick does have bass.

Rules....not too many of them. The most important rule is that all of this is played in a friendly and informal spirit, so there is no cause for any arguments or squabbles, please. We trust the scores that are posted, but feel free to post a screenshot of a score that you're particularly proud of (we often post 100% scores).

The scores are the percentages as shown in the Learn A Song section of the game, generally with Master Mode switched OFF so that 100% is the maximum possible score. If someone really wants, we can turn Master Mode on for a particular song.

Songs may be chosen from original Rocksmith, Rocksmith 2014 or official DLC. Custom DLC which is only available for the PC version is not allowed, since many of us play on consoles.

This thread will be used for general discussion about the SOTW competition, and these first couple of posts will be the reference point - this one for the rules, and post #2 for the round and song choices. I will try to remember to update this post with the current week's song.

For ready reference, here are links to the previous two incarnations of the SOTW:
Rocksmith - Weekly Song Challenge
Rocksmith 2014 SOTW Discussion Thread
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This post will contain the lists of players and their song choices. All of the song titles have links to the relevant scores thread.

ROUND 1 (Oct - Dec 2015)
@GloopyJon - I Believe in a Thing Called Love, The Darkness
@I Am Custard - [passed] Guilty All the Same, Linkin Park / Island in the Sun, Weezer
@Goooner - Sloe Gin, Joe Bonamassa
@Hugh - Black, Pearl Jam
@RobbySpurs - Love Song, Tesla
@Christian 71 - Hysteria, Def Leppard
@BarbaraH - Islands, The xx
@Tyjay - Silent Lucidity, Queensryche
@BigTone - Hide Away, Freddie King

ROUND 2 (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)
@GloopyJon - For the Love of God, Steve Vai
@chocobear - Tribute, Tenacious D
@Goooner - Every Breath You Take, The Police
@Hugh - Dream On, Aerosmith
@RobbySpurs - Through Glass, Stone Sour
@Christian 71 - The Hell Song, Sum 41
@BarbaraH - Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan
@Tyjay - Blaze of Glory, Bon Jovi
@BigTone - A Tout le Monde, Megadeth
@thegezman - You Really Got Me, The Kinks

ROUND 3 (March - May 2016)
@GloopyJon - Hot Blooded, Foreigner
@chocobear - The Kill, Thirty Seconds to Mars
@Goooner - Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix
@Hugh - Little Black Submarines, The Black Keys
@RobbySpurs - Want You Bad, The Offspring
@Christian 71 - Dr Feelgood, Mötley Crüe
@BarbaraH - My Best Friend's Girl, The Cars
@Tyjay - Round and Round, Ratt
@BigTone - Teenagers, My Chemical Romance
@thegezman - Miss Murder, AFI

ROUND 4 (May - July 2016)
@Goooner - Cherry Bomb, The Runaways
@GloopyJon - Anastasia, Slash
@Hugh - Re-education (Through Labour), Rise Against
@Christian 71 - Eyes of a Stranger, Queensrÿche
@RobbySpurs - Oh Yeah, Aerosmith
@BigTone - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), The Offspring
Extra choice - Ride of the Valkyries, Richard Wagner
Extra choice - American Pie, Don McLean
@Tyjay - Smoke on the Water, Deep Purple
@thegezman - Roxanne, The Police

ROUND 5 (July - September 2016)
@Goooner - Rainbow in the Dark, Dio
@GloopyJon - Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie
@Hugh - Wipe Out, The Surfaris
Extra choice - Always with me, always with you, Joe Satriani
@RobbySpurs - Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
@BigTone - Working Man, Rush
@thegezman - Stellar, Incubus

ROUND 6 (September - November 2016)
@Goooner - I Fought the Law, The Clash
@Hugh - Jet City Woman, Queensryche
@Christian 71 - Audience of One, Rise Against
@GloopyJon - Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen
@RobbySpurs - Home Sweet Home, Mötley Crüe
@BarbaraH - Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
@BigTone - Owner of a Lonely Heart, Yes
@AndrewH13 - Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand
@thegezman - Radioactive, Imagine Dragons

ROUND 7 (November 2016 - January 2017)
@Goooner - Simple Man, Shinedown
@Hugh - (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Öyster Cult
@Christian 71 - Talk Dirty To Me, Poison
@GloopyJon - Eyes of a Panther, Steel Panther
@RobbySpurs - Nobody's Fool, Cinderella
@BarbaraH - Suffragette City, David Bowie
@BigTone - Gel, Collective Soul
@AndrewH13 - Where the Streets Have No Name, U2
@thegezman - First Date, Blink 182

ROUND 8 (January - March 2017)
@Goooner - Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan
@Hugh - Search and Destroy, Iggy Pop and the Stooges
@Christian 71 - Footloose, Kenny Loggins
@GloopyJon - Blue on Black, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
@BarbaraH - Clocks, Coldplay
@BigTone - Hair of the Dog, Nazareth
@thegezman - Man in the Box, Alice in Chains
@AndrewH13 - 20th Century Boy, T Rex

** From this point, we picked a main song and a revisit each week, which was a previously played song **

ROUND 9 (March - April 2017)
@Goooner - Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2; Smoke on the Water
@Hugh - Outside, Staind; (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
@Christian 71 - Youth Gone Wild, Skidrow; Back from Cali
@GloopyJon - I Don't Believe in Love, Queensrÿche; Sweet Dreams
@BigTone - Take the Power Back, Rage Against The Machine; Plug In Baby
@thegezman - Smooth, Santana / Sweet Mountain River

ROUND 10 (May - July 2017)
@Goooner - Behind Blue Eyes, The Who / Purple Haze
@Hugh - Moonage Daydream, David Bowie / Mississippi Queen
Chris Cornell Tribute Week: Like a Stone, Audioslave / Black Hole Sun
@Christian 71 - Still Waiting, Sum 41 / Free Bird
@BarbaraH - Bring Me To Life, Evanescence / Free Bird
@GloopyJon - Far Behind, Candlebox / The Sky is Crying
@BigTone - Surf Rider, The Lively Ones / Mean Bitch
Extra pick - I Want It All, Queen / House of the Rising Sun
@thegezman - Lightning Crashes, Live / Sixteen Saltines
@AndrewH13 - Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins

ROUND 11 (July - September 2017)
@Hugh - Take It on the Run, REO Speedwagon / Silent Lucidity
@Goooner - Woman, Wolfmother / Paint it, Black
@Christian 71 - Surfing with the Alien, Joe Satriani / Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
@BarbaraH - Chelsea Dagger, The Fratellis / Here Comes Your Man
@BigTone - I Can't Be Satisfied, Muddy Waters / Unnatural Selection
@GloopyJon - Tourniquet, Marylin Manson / Blackbird
@KungFuPro - Fire, Jimi Hendrix / Beast and the Harlot

ROUND 12 (September - November 2017)
** In this round, people can choose a Revisit song too, which is the 2nd song mentioned **
@Hugh - Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection / Black Magic Woman
@Goooner - Yellow Ledbetter, Pearl Jam
@Christian 71 - Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry / Rise Against
@BarbaraH/AndrewH13 - Careless Whisper, Seether
@BigTone - Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Spin Doctors / Refugee, Tom Petty
@GloopyJon - Bad Romance, Halestorm / Sloe Gin
@KungFuPro - Emerald, Thin Lizzy / Symphony of Destruction

ROUND 13 (November 2017 ->)
** No more named picks but choices are made from the SOTW Suggestions thread **
11/11/2017 - Do You Feel Like We Do, Peter Frampton
18/11/2017 - Time in a Bottle, Jim Croce
25/11/2017 - Mz Hyde, Halestorm
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(from the original Rocksmith and the first Rocksmith 2014 SOTW threads)

Original Rocksmith SOTW
NB the scores for the first rounds were not posted in separate threads, but a lot of them can be found in the Archive Thread.

Round 1
GentleZippy - I can't Hear You, The Dead Weather
Beximus - Islands, The XX
Crid - Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
Tylerjosh - High and Dry, Radiohead
AndrewhH13 - Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
Horace - A More Perfect Union, Titus Andronicus
Goooner - Born Under A Bad Sign, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn
Hugh - Plug In Baby, Muse
Christian 71 - Smoke On The Water, Deep Purple
HorseToWater - House Of The Rising Sun, The Animals
EdB999 - When I'm With You, Best Coast
Mac40 - Spider and the Fly, The Rolling Stoned
RobbySpurs - Surf Hell, Little Barrie
BarbaraH - Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People
BigTone - Are You Going Gonna Go My Way, Lenny Kravitz
bilbosmeggins - Run Back To Your Side, Eric Clapton
LuKasledge Borm To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
LarryPlane - Between The Lines, Stone Temple Pilots

Round 2
BigTone - London Calling, The Clash
tylerjosh - Alive, Pearl Jam
Hugh - Gold On The Ceiling, The Black Keys
Goooner - Bright Lights, Gary Clarke Jr
HorseToWater - Message In A Bottle, The Police
AndrewH13 - Sweet Home Alabama, Lynryd Skynryd
BarbaraH - Ballroom Blitz, Sweet
Christian 71 - Beast And The Harlot, Avenged Sevenfold
GloopyJon - Unnatural Selection, Muse
Tastyzulu - Where Is My Mind, The Pixies
KungFuPro - Mean Bitch, Taddy Porter
Mac40 - My Sharona, The Knack
XandrCoUk - Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
LuKasledge - Give Up The Funk, Parliament

Round 3
AndrewH13 - Limelight, Rush
HorseToWater - Chimney, Yellow Moon Band
Goooner - Black Magic Woman, Santana
BigTone - Here Comes Your Man, The Pixies
Hugh - Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down
BarbaraH - My Girl, The Temptations
Christian 71 - Jessica, The Allman Brothers
GloopyJon - Stone Cold Crazy, Queen
RobbySpurs - Cult Of Personality, Living Colour
tylerjosh - I Miss You, Incubus

Round 4
AndrewH13 - I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness
Hugh - Panic Switch, Silversun Pickups
Goooner - The Thrill Is Gone, BB King
GloopyJon - Synchronicity II, The Police
Christian 71 - The Final Countdown, Europe
tylerjosh - Mississippi Queen, Mountain
BarbaraH - Symphony Of Destruction, Megadeth
BigTone - Good Enough, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Bowsie - Times Like These, Foo Fighters
Kelltic - More Than A Feeling, Boston

** Before this point, it looks like the scores were jumbled together in longer threads and not separated by a thread per song, so I can't link to individual threads. **

Rocksmith 2014 SOTW - The Goooner Years

Round 1 (October 2013 - March 2014)
Hugh - The Trooper, Iron Maiden
GloopyJon - Knights Of Cydonia, Muse
Goooner - Paint It, Black, The Rolling Stones
Kelltic - For A Fool, The Shins
Christian71 - Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
Sweet Mountain River, Monster Truck (extra pick)
AndrewH13 - Spirit Of Radio, Rush
Cub123 - Paranoid Android, Radiohead
tylerjosh - Every Breath You Take, The Police
RobbySpurs - Walk This Way, Aerosmith
Chocobear - Say It Ain't So, Weezer
BigTone - Chompers, Fang Island
Deletion99 - Some Might Say, Oasis
Beximus - My God Is The Sun, Queens of the Stone Age
FazerThou - Mary Jane's Last Dance, Tom Petty
Chewyx - R U Mine, Arctic Monkeys
Crid - Don't Look Back In Anger, Oasis
EdB999 - Boys Don't Cry (rhythm), The Cure
BarbaraH - The Sky Is Crying - Albert King
justjohn86 - Synchronicity II, The Police
judethedude - Roadhouse Blues, The Doors

Round 2 (Mar - July 2014)
BigTone - Sixteen Saltines, Jack White
chocobear - Saviour, Rise Against
Goooner - Freebird, Lynrd Skynrd
tylerjosh - Outshined, Soundgarden
Kelltic - Born On The Bayou, Creedance
I Think I'm Paranoid, Garbage
Christian71 - Roxanne, The Police
GloopyJon - Hysteria, Muse
AndrewH13 - 25 or 6 to 4, Chicago
Blitzkrieg Bop, The Ramones
Deletion99 - Back From Cali, Slash
BarbaraH - Shiny Happy People, REM
RobbySpurs - XKid, Green Day
Hugh - Prayer Of The Refugee, Rise Against
Spider And The Fly, The Rolling Stones
judethedude - Love Bites, Halestorm
EdB999 - We Share The Same Skies, The Cribs
Magoo222 - Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival
meweavey - Do You Remember, The Horrors

Round 3 (Aug - Dec 2014)
chocobear - Dammitt, Blink 182
AndrewH13 - Blackbird, Alter Bridge
GloopyJon - Is This Love, Whitesnake
Goooner - Peace Of Mind, Boston
EXTRA CHOICE - Born under a Bad Sign, Albert King & SRV
Hugh - Rondo Alla Turca, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
BarbaraH - Highway Star, Deep Purple
Deletion99 - Nightmare, Avenged sevenfold
Christian71 - One Last Breath, Creed
RobbySpurs - Cemetery Gates, Pantera
Kelltic - Cochise, Audioslave
Judethedude - Slither, Velvet Revolver
BigTone - Godzilla, Blue Oyster Cult
magoo222 - The Chimera, The Smashing Pumpkins
tylerjosh - Surf Hell, Little Barrie

Random choices while we waited to start Round 4

Everlong, Foo Fighters
We Are The Champions, Queen
Love That's Gone, La Sera
Heart Shaped Box, Nirvana
The Trooper (Revisited), Iron Maiden
Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix

Round 4 (Jan - April 2015)
GloopyJon - You're A Lie, Slash
chocobear - Mountains, Biffy Clyro
I Am Custard - Santeria, Sublime
Deeez Nuuutz - Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
AndrewH13 - Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden
Goooner - Should I Stay Or Should I Go, The Clash
Hugh - Fear Of The Dark, Iron Maiden
BarbaraH - It's My Life, Bon Jovi
Christian71 - Nothin' But A Good Time, Poison
RobbySpurs - Cherry Pie, Warrant
Kelltic - Wanted Dead or Alive, Bon Jovi
BigTone - The Seeker, The Who
magoo222 - Sweet Dreams, Roy Buchanan
tylerjosh - Little Wing, Jimi Hendrix
REVISIT - Mean Bitch, Taddy Porter

Round 5
GloopyJon - Muscle Museum, Muse
Chocobear - Reptilla (alternate lead), The Strokes
I Am Custard - Carry On My Wayward Son, Kansas
AndrewH13 - Zombie, The Cranberries
Goooner - The Thrill Is Gone, B B King
?? - Be Careful with a Fool, Johnny Winter
Hugh - Walk Don't Run, The Ventures
RobbySPurs - Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone), Cinderella
BarbaraH - Be Bop A Lula, Gene Vincent and his Blue Notes
Christian 71 - Killing In The Name, Rage Against the Machine
BigTone - The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy
Magoo222 - American Girl, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tylerjosh - Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy

Round 6
I Am Custard - Dancing In The Moonlight, Thin Lizzy
GloopyJon - Don't Look Back, Boston
Goooner - Run To The Hills, Iron Maiden
Chocobear - Black Betty, Ram Jam
Hugh - Call Me, Blondie
RobbySpurs - Tuesday's Gone, Lynyrd Skynyrd
AndrewH13 - All Right Now, Free
Christian 71 - Ace of Spades, Motorhead
BarbaraH - Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
BigTone - Been Caught Stealing, Jane's Addiction
Tylerjosh - Satch Boogie, Joe Satriani
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To start us off with a bang, I'm going to return to a favourite of mine and one that's a lot of fun to play. We did this song in the original Rocksmith SOTW so it's a revisit, and it is....

The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Exceptionally, since we've all played it before, in addition to the normal Learn A Song score, we will run a Score Attack competition. You may post scores at any level of Score Attack - state which level(s) your scores are on, and we'll take the best score in the highest level achieved.

Gentlemen and ladies....TO YOUR GUITARS!!!


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You can only get it in the Rock Singles pack now, comes with Ballroom Blitz and Black Betty


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Yeah got a feeling it might not be available on the playstation store anymore. Will try and take a quick peek.


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OK, maybe we should change then. Any suggestions for a good, really fun song to play? Possibly one that we've had before (as long as it wasn't too recent).


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Re today's new should be the turn of @I Am Custard but I haven't heard back from him. Goooner isn't ready to make a pick so I'm going to throw it open to suggestions for this week.

Post any ideas you have, and we'll pick something late this afternoon or early evening. :smashin:


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I've got a few ideas

Linkin Park - Guilty all the Same
Weezer - Island in the Sun
The Killers - When You Were Young
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
Sum 41 - Fat Lip

Don't think we've had them before.


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I've played a few songs recently that I thought could be good SOTWs. One that I remember, without being in front of my Xbox, was Amanda, by Boston.

I'd need to have a look at home to dig out more ideas but I think we need to make a choice before I will have the time to do that (which is likely to be late this evening, after I go out for squash).


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Highjacked thread post for more recent "SOTW - Previously played songs"

From November 2017 until current.

November 2017
Group choice - Mz Hyde - Halestorm

June 2018

AndrewH13 - Apache - The Shadows
BigTone - Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

July 2018

Group Choice - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Hugh - Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Goooner - Bad - U2

August 2018

BarbaraH - Other Side of the World - K.T. Tunstall
GloopyJon - Highway Tune - Greta Van Fleet
Hugh - Blonde, Bad and Beautiful - Airbourne
Hugh - Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
BigTone - Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead

September 2018

Goooner - You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet - Bachman-Turner-Overdrive
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH -
Starship Trooper - YES

GloopyJon - Summer Song - Joe Satriani
BigTone - The Ballad of Clutch Nixon - The Road Vikings

October 2018

Miss Mandy - Owner of a Lonely Heart - YES
Hugh - 45 - Shinedown
Goooner - The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
- Georgia

November 2018

GloopyJon - Fallen Angel - Poison
Miss Mandy - In A Big Country - Big Country
Hugh - Cirise - Ghost
Goooner - Back From Cali
- Slash

December 2018

AndrewH13 & BarbaraH - Mud On The Tires - Brad Paisley
Hugh - Score Attack Special
Lead - Hip to Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
Rhythm - I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Bass - Zombie - The Cranberries
GloopyJon - Tie Your Mother Down - Queen

January 2019

Goooner - Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH -
You Never Can Tell
- Chuck Berry
GloopyJon - Safari Song - Greta Van Fleet
BigTone - Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

February 2019

Miss Mandy - Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Hugh - Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy
Goooner - Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Hugh - You and I
- Lady Gaga

March 2019

GloopyJon - Hammer to Fall - Queen
BigTone - Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Miss Mandy - Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Hugh - Hold on Loosely - .38 Special
Goooner - Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

April 2019

GloopyJon - I Want to Break Free - Queen
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH -
Father And Son
- Cat Stevens
BigTone - Cissy Strut - The Meters
Miss Mandy - The Look - Roxette

May 2019
Hugh - Jeremy - Pearl Jam
- Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH - Lola Montez - Volbeat
GloopyJon - On the Sunny Side of the Street

June 2019
BigTone - Amazing Grace
Miss Mandy
- One of Us
Hugh - Caught Up in You

Choice order
AndrewH13 & BarbaraH
Miss Mandy
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Dan was talking about taking a guitar with 10's and replacing them with 12's and keeping it tuned to C and it should be quite tight with no other mods and nice to play. An excuse to buy another guitar.

I get namechecked at 54 minutes. Little things, but it made me smile.


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Nice one Hugh!!


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Any more SOTW thoughts? I shall be leaving for squash in an hour (around 6:30pm UK time) so it it's not done by then, it'll be after I get back.

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