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Forget the year-end lists: what was the one song that defined your 2017?

Music publications and streaming services are all releasing their 'best of 2017' lists. q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss whether the top albums and songs of the year reflect their personal favourites.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

It's that time of year again when every music publication and streaming service compiles a "best of 2017" list to celebrate the year's greatest albums and songs. In some cases, they even tell you what your favourites have been. But do these top picks accurately reflect the music that defined your 2017?

Today, q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams take a look back at the top albums and songs of the year, and break down the ease at which your year of listening can be quantified by algorithms and streaming playlists.

Produced by Mitch Pollock

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