I've just begun to work on my degree in music performance here at McNally Smith College of Music. Many of my teachers have stressed what my private instructor always did; the importance of knowing as many commonly requested songs as possible. I figure that I have four years to work on building up my rep, but my question is: Where do I start? Unfortunately, I spent most of my first years playing, in original heavy metal bands, which doesn't help in this quest. I want to learn the "big hits" of every genre, as well as jazz standards, blues standards, and everything in between. Essentially, I want to be able to jump into any musical situation and be ready to rock. With such a vast collection of songs out there, however, I'm not sure where to get started; any suggestions? Thanks!