my music teacher tested my ability to hear chords yesterday and I failed miserably. At least i know if a chord is minor/major. Teacher suggested I chart songs. what are some good songs to chart for someone who has never done it?
Do you know about chord functions? Do you know how to find the key you are in? If not, I would suggest learning about chord functions and keys.

When listening to chords, listen to the bass (lowest note of the chord). Find the bass note first.

Try some straight forward rock songs. Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss, Wild Thing by The Troggs, Twist and Shout by The Beatles. Anything by AC/DC. Start with something like that. Should be pretty straight forward stuff.
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Old-school stuff is good too (both liquid and aural). Less added-tone vocabulary. Also country, often.

(5 years before the first song)

(a lot of years before the first song)

(-42 years before the first song.)
Any pop music before the mid-1960s. And yes, country too.
I'd go for Hank Williams, for beginner level harmonic analysis, and Buddy Holly for something just a little more challenging (borrowed chords).