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The Daily Show debuts a song celebrating the women of 2017, with some interesting cameos

There's a lot going on in The Daily Show's unreasonably catchy song to celebrate this year of women, performed by Dulcé Sloan and Desi Lydic with an unwelcome point-counterpoint assist from DJ Mansplain (Michael Kosta), production help from Roy Wood Jr., and an operatic cameo by ... Hillary Clinton? "If there's one group of people who have defined this year, it's women," Trevor Noah said to set up the video and brief mockumentary. Sloan and Lydic probably include some stories about women you've already forgotten, as well as others you definitely have not. And everything goes reasonably well until Wood breaks the autotune. Watch "Song for Women 2017" below. Peter Weber