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Mitski's song "Your Best American Girl" is one of Stephen Thompson's favorites of 2016. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What 2016 Sounded Like

NPR Music editor and reviewer Stephen Thompson reflects on the year through the lens of music and shares the songs that impressed him most.

Moon Little People
Oh, Good Grief! [Vocal Version] Vince Guaraldi Trio
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Big Al Carson & Lars Edegran
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What 2016 Sounded Like

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Sorry Beyoncé
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas George Tidwell

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