Joan of Arcadia Theme Song


Ah, the God argument—there is no other.

The theme song for Joan of Arcadia is popular in its own right—possibly more famous than the show that is. The song, “One of Us”, was a big, big hit in the 90s (case in point: I can still remember the chords). It was performed by Joan Osborne and was originally part of her 1995-release Relish.

Below, the full (album) version and the original video.

The song was composed by American Eric Bazilian, a founding member of the band The Hooters.

In Joan of Arcadia, the song was re-recorded. You can obviously tell with the very last line, as Ms. Osborne obviously did not sing it in that manner in the whole (original) song.

Below is the theme and original opening credits.

Joan of Arcadia theme song lyrics

Show edit.

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home

To tell you the truth, it seems like the whole show premised on “One of Us”.

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