The invasion was surprisingly peaceful. Instead of taking over planet earth like so many sci-fi movies had predicted, the foreign invaders behaved totally cooperative. Out of the blue thousands arrived. Noboby knew where they came from, so it wasn’t possible to send them back home. And as they weren’t willing to leave with their own means of transportation, asylum was granted.
The alien beings looked a bit like the Droids out of Star Wars, all silvery and clumsy. They integrated quickly into society just how immigrants are expected to. They learned to speak in the human tongue and started working dayjobs. Some of them even had artistic aspirations. A group of painters established a school the critics would call Cosmic Cubism. Others directed movies that reinvented extinct genres like Planetary Romance and Space Western.
Their musicians brought innovative ideas with them too. They created a music that sounded just like disco from outer space. As the Space Disco craze took its course, the extraterrestrial bands soon found human imitators like Space and The Rockets. But it wasn’t a human band that landed the first number one hit of the genre. It was the alien combo Droïds with their single (Do You Have) The Force.