"Droids motif" is a minor theatrical theme used in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back to represent the droids C-3PO and R2-D2. It was played a few times, when Han Solo talks to Artoo and Threepio, then played during the Battle of Hoth, when Artoo enters the X-Wing. It was played dramatically when Artoo was in the swamps of Dagobah and during the climactic "Hyperspace" cue. The melody re-appeared briefly in "Battle of Endor I" on the soundtrack to Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It was written by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra in 1980.
The leitmotif again sounds in the Star Wars Rebels episode "Droids in Distress," accompanying scenes with C-3PO and R2-D2. In the next episode, "Fighter Flight," the motif is used again when Garazeb Orrelios and Ezra Bridger sneak around an Imperial Troop Transport in trying to steal a crate of meiloorun fruit. As Zeb teases the aspiring Jedi on whether he could use the Force, the motif sounds. The descending notes are then played inverse when Bridger reaches out into the Force to take the crate, rising up and transitioning into the first notes of "Binary Sunset," which is played with a two low, augmentated notes as Bridger struggles using telekinesis. It ends as the Jedi-in-training fails as a result of a stormtrooper interfering with the meiloorun fruit crate, and another playful yet suspensful music piece sounds.