Gerard Joling

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Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling Koningsdag 2015.jpg
Gerard Joling in 2015
Background information
Birth nameGerard Jan Joling
Also known asGeer
Born (1960-04-29) 29 April 1960 (age 58)
OriginAlkmaar, Netherlands
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer, television presenter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1985–present
LabelsNRGY Music
Website[1]

Gerard Jan Joling (born 29 April 1960 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch singer and television presenter. Known for his high tenor voice, he rose to fame in the late 1980s and released a string of singles including "Ticket to the Tropics" and "Love Is in Your Eyes". He also achieved success in Asia and received more than 20 gold and platinum records.

In 1988, he was the Dutch participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, with the song "Shangri-La".

His biggest hit was "No More Boleros" that reached the top 10 in several countries in mainland Europe. The song was recorded by different artists such as Clemente (Portugal), Sula Mazurenga and As Marcianas (both in Brazil), Karel Gott (in German and Czech), Demis Roussos, Semino Rossi, Oliver Thomas and George Meiring (in 2011 in South Africa).

Joling & Gordon Over de Vloer is a television program Gerard Joling made with singer Gordon in 2005. There were 3 seasons of the series which featured the duo during work and having a laugh.

In 2007, he was the host of Sterren dansen op het ijs and So You Wanna Be a Popstar for the television channel SBS 6. 2007 was also the year that sparked Joling's renewed success, with two number 1 songs, a number 1 album, and 11 gold and platinum awards.

In 2008, Joling became team captain on the Dutch TV show Wie ben ik? ("Who am I?"), in which the team captains, together with both two guests, have to guess who they are, based on hints and questions they can ask. The other team captain is Patty Brard.

Joling was scheduled to represent The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow as a member of De Toppers but in Autumn 2008 he broke both his arms in a skiing accident. Joling was replaced in The Toppers with Jeroen van der Boom. In December 2009, De Toppers manager Benno de Leeuw announced in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that Gerard Joling and Gordon are to rejoin the group, turning the trio into a foursome once more.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Certifications apply to record sales in The Netherlands.

  • 1985: Love Is in Your Eyes (WEA/Warner Music Holland) - gold & platinum
  • 1986: Sea of Love (WEA/Warner Music Holland)
  • 1987: Heart to Heart (Mercury Records Holland)
  • 1988: The Best of Steven Gerard Joling (Arcade Records Holland)
  • 1989: No More Boleros (Mercury Holland) - gold & 2x platinum
  • 1990: Corazon (Mercury Holland) - gold
  • 1991: The Very Best of Steven Gerard Joling (Arcade Diamond Star Collection)
  • 1991: Memory Lane (Mercury Holland) - gold
  • 1992: Feg to Feg (Mercury Holland)
  • 1994: Eternal Gay (Bunny Music)
  • 1995: The Collection 1985-1995 (Mercury Holland)
  • 1995: Heel even anders (Bunny Music)
  • 1996: A Magic Christmas (Bunny Music)
  • 1997: Nightlife (Bunny Music)
  • 2001: Only the Strong Survive
  • 2004: Nostalgia
  • 2007: Maak me gek (NRGY Music) - gold
  • 2008: Bloedheet (NRGY Music) - gold
  • 2010: Goud - 25 jaar Steven Gerard Joling (NRGY Music) - gold
  • 2011: Gewoon Gerard (NRGY Music) - gold
  • 2013: Ik ook van jou (Vosound Records)
  • 2016: Lieveling (NRGY Music)

Singles[edit]

  • 1985: "Love Is in Your Eyes" (WEA/Warner Music Holland)
  • 1986: "Ticket to the Tropics" (WEA/Warner Music Holland) - gold & platinum, #1 NL
  • 1986: "Everybody Needs a Little Rain (duet with Randy Crawford) (WEA/Warner Music Holland)
  • 1986: "Reach" (WEA/Warner Music Holland)
  • 1986: "Spanish Heart" (WEA/Warner Music Holland)
  • 1987: "Midnight to Midnight" (Philips Holland)
  • 1987: "Chain of Love" (Mercury)
  • 1987: "In This World" (Mercury)
  • 1988: "Read my Lips" (Mercury)
  • 1988: "Shangri-La" (Mercury) (Eurovision Song Contest Dutch entry)
  • 1989: "No More Boleros" (Mercury)
  • 1989: "Stay in My Life" (Mercury)
  • 1990: "Corazon" (Mercury)
  • 1990: "Seasons" (duet with Julian Hartman) (Mercury)
  • 1990: "The Drums Are Everywhere" (Mercury)
  • 1991: "Tu solo tu" (Mercury)
  • 1991: "Doo-Wop Days" (Mercury)
  • 1991: "Come Back My Love" (Mercury)
  • 1991: "A Christmas Prayer (feat. The Jordanaires) (Mercury)
  • 1991: "Fandango in the Name of Love" (Mercury)
  • 1992: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (duet with Tatjana) (Mercury)
  • 1992: "The Last Goodbye" (Mercury)
  • 1993: "Chain of Love" (Mercury)
  • 1993: "Under the Rose" (Mercury)
  • 1994: "Liefde op het eerste gezicht" (Mercury)
  • 1994: "Together Again" (Bunny Music)
  • 1994: "Everlasting Love" (Bunny Music)
  • 1994: "When I Need You" (Bunny Music)
  • 1995: "Zing met me mee" (Bunny Music)
  • 1995: "Doe 't licht uit" (Bunny Music)
  • 1995: "Heel Even" (duet with Shirley Zwerus) (Bunny Music)
  • 1995: "Wat ging er mis tussen ons" (Bunny Music)
  • 1996: "Please Come Home for Christmas" (Bunny Music)
  • 1997: "Without Your Love" (Bunny Music)
  • 1997: "Broadway Nights" (Bunny Music)
  • 1997: "Cry Baby" (Bunny Music)
  • 1999: "Als ik met je vrij" (Bunny Music)
  • 2000: "Numero uno"
  • 2001: "Disco Inferno" (feat. The Trammps)
  • 2001: "Never Gonna Be the Same"
  • 2002: "At Your Service (feat. Jan Rietman)
  • 2002: "Op zoek naar de waarheid"
  • 2003: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
  • 2004: "Don't Leave Me This Way"
  • 2004: "Live at the Arena Medley" (with Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2004: "Love Can Change Your Life" (duet with Karin Bloemen)
  • 2005: "Over de Top" (with Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2005: "Toppers Party" (with Gordon and Rene Froger) (EMI Music)
  • 2005: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
  • 2006: "Als je alles hebt gehad" (duet with Gordon)
  • 2006: "Wir sind die Holländer" (with Gordon and Rene Froger as Toppers) (EMI Music)
  • 2007: "Maak me gek" (NRGY Music) - #1 NL
  • 2007: "Blijf bij mij" (duet with André Hazes) (EMI Music)
  • 2007: "Can You Feel It" (with Gordon and Rene Froger as Toppers) (EMI Music)
  • 2007: "Maar vanavond" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008: "Het is nog niet voorbij" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008: "Ik hou d'r zo van" (NRGY Music)
  • 2008: "Ik kan niet wachten & het Geheim" (duet with Diego Piet) (NRGY Music)
  • 2008: "Laat me alleen" (duet with Rita Hovink) (NRGY Music)
  • 2008: "24 uur verliefd" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010: "Engel van mijn hart" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010: "Ik leef mijn droom" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010: "Alweer een goal" (NRGY Music)
  • 2010: "Morgen wordt alles anders" (duet with Bonnie St. Claire) (NRGY Music)
  • 2011: "Hou je morgen nog steeds van mij"
  • 2011: "Er hangt liefde in de lucht"
  • 2012: "Dan voel je me beter"
  • 2012: "Echte vrienden" (duet with Jan Smit)
  • 2013: "De nacht voorbij"
  • 2013: "Mijn Liefde" (duet with Jandino Asporaat)
  • 2014: "Verliefd zijn"

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerard Joling and Gordon back in De Topper. Dutchnews.nl

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marcha
with "Rechtop in de wind"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by
Justine Pelmelay
with "Blijf zoals je bent"