Dear SEGA, I hear that legal troubles regarding Sonic 3's original soundtrack might be part of what's holding you back from a re-release of Sonic 3 ( www.sonic3remastered.com/ More info here)
I suggest an alternative solution to trying to get the rights to use the songs that are currently providing a roadblock in greenlighting the project.
A lifelong fan
NOTE: I did not adhere to the polyphony limits of the sound chip.
[I think Tweaker will remember this one! He covered it a few years back. I've had it sitting around since, and it seemed appropriate... I included parts of Death Egg Zone from Sonic and Knuckles because it's literally RIGHT THERE! The original Launch Base Zone is one of my favorite songs in any Sonic game... so I tried to do it justice.]