When the pest resurged in recent years, there followed a bed bug music explosion. Not only that, these were original bed bug songs, not tributes or covers, and the bug didn't appear in the occasional lyric but were instead the featured star. The bugs have been a muse for hip hop, reggae, pop, punk rock, rhythm and blues, country, German synthpop, swing, jam bands, and indie rock. There are even bed bug show tunes, specifically from the recently Off Broadway rock opera BEDBUGS!!! (which I have seen twice, once when it was Off Off Broadway and again last year). At the height of my own obsession with bed bug music, I collected my favorites on a Tumblr, where I posted a new song every week for more than a year.