Last fall, an unlikely song went viral on TikTok: The Mountain Goats’ 2002 gallows-humor anthem “No Children.” The 15-second “No Children” dance trend led to it overtaking “This Year” as their most-streamed song on Spotify, and founding Mountain Goat John Darnielle reported people were starting to come to their shows just to hear that one song.
It’s also led to a spate of “No Children” covers, including a terrific new version from the San Francisco ska band Sad Snack. It is extremely fun and silly, perfect for a song that hipster couples have been using as an extremely unlikely wedding song for years. Watch it below, with Darnielle’s recommendation (he added in another comment: “incredible”).
I need you to understand that I mean exactly what I say when I report this to you:
ska no children
ska no children. this is not a drill https://t.co/VFxA54VRk3
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) April 25, 2022