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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.

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 59)
OriginAlkmaar, Netherlands
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer, television presenter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1985–present
LabelsNRGY Music
Website[1]

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 was Patty Brard.[1]

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.[2]

Joling is also regularly seen as a member of the jury on the Dutch television. In 2018 he was seen in The Voice Senior[3] and in 2019 in the Dutch version of the program The Masked Singer.[4]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SoloEdit

Year Title Peak
NET BEL (FL) GER
1985 Love Is In Your Eyes 1
1986 Sea Of Love 5
1987 Heart To Heart 32
1989 No More Bolero's 1
1990 Carazon 28
1991 Memory Lane 22
1992 Eye To Eye 34
1994 Eternal Love 33
1994 Eternal Love 33
1995 Heel Even Anders 33
1997 Nightlife 76
2004 Nostalgia 71
2007 Maak Me Gek 1 21
2008 Bloedheet 5
2011 Gewoon Gerard 4
2013 Ik Ook Van Jou 1 161
2014 Christmas, The Birth Of Love 11
2016 Lieveling 5 117

Solo: CompilationEdit

Year Title Peak
NET BEL (FL) GER
1995 The Collection: 1985-1995 38
2010 Goud: 25 Jaar Gerard Joling 2

CollaborationEdit

Year Title Peak
NET BEL (FL) GER
1989 Kinderen Zingen Voor Dieren
(ft. Julian Hartman)
57
2005 Toppers In Concert
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
3
2006 Toppers In Concert 2006
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2
2007 Toppers In Concert 2007
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
1
2008 Toppers In Concert 2008
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2
2010 Toppers In Concert 2010
(Gerard, Rene, Gordon & Jeroen)
2
2011 Toppers In Concert 2011
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
1 51
2012 Toppers In Concert 2012
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2 31
2013 Toppers In Concert 2013
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
19 34
2014 Toppers In Concert 2014
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2 38
2015 Toppers In Concert 2015: Crazy Summer
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
1 14
2016 Toppers In Concert 2016: Royal Night Of Disco
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
3 11
2017 Toppers In Concert 2017: Wild West, Thuis Best
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
10 14
2018 Toppers In Concert 2018: Pretty In Pink (The Circus Edition)
(Rene, Gerard, Jeroen & Jan)
10 6

Collaboration: CompilationEdit

Year Title Peak
NET BEL (FL) GER
2011 Toppers In Concert 2005-2010: Mega Party Mix, Volume 1 (Greatest Hits In The Mix)
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
7
2011 Toppers In Concert 2005-2010: Mega Party Mix, Volume 1 (Greatest Hits In The Mix)
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
19

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected Top 1000 chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions
NL 40 NL 100 BEL (FL) GER
"Love Is In Your Eyes" 1985 4 2 2
"Ticket To The Tropics" 1 1 3
"Reach" 1986 8 10 8
"Spanish Heart" 28 22
"Midnight To Midnight" 1987 32 28
"In This World" 47 58
"Chain Of Love" 48 66
"Shangri-La" 1988 20 14 15
"Read My Lips" 35 33 39
"No More Bolero's" 1989 1 1 1 5
"Stay In My Life" 23 21 18
"Carazon" 1990 17 17
"Seasons"
(ft. Julian Hartman)
15 63
"The Drums Are Everywhere" 1991 51 50
"Tu Solo Tu" 16 12 39
"Doo-Whop Days" 46 48 38
"A Prayer (Christmas In The Fifties)"
(ft. The Jordanaires)
43 39
"Come Back My Love" 1992 44 48
"Fandango (In The Name Of Love)" 49 50
"Liefde Op Het Eerste Gezicht" 1994 25 17
"Together Again" 38 29
"Everlasting Love" 44 39
"Zing Met Me Mee" 1995 22 25
"Wat Ging Er Mis Tussen Ons" 1996 43 46
"Without Your Love" 1997 56 74
"Broadway Nights" 92
"Cry Baby" 1998 53 82
"Als Ik Met Je Vrij" 1999 53
"Numero Uno" 2000 28
"Op Zoek Naar De Waarheid" 2002 46
"Don't Leave Me This Way" 2004 45
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" 2005 9
"Maak Me Gek" 2007 2 1 17
"Maar Vanavond" 11 5
"24 Uur Verliefd" 2008 12 4
"Het Is Nog Niet Voorbij" 10 4
"Ik Hou D'r Zo Van" 7 1
"Engel Van Mijn Hart" 2009 31 1
"Ik Leef Mijn Droom" 2010 20 1
"Alweer Een Goal" 6
"Hou Je Morgen Nog Steeds Van Mij" 2011 47 3
"Er Hangt Liefde In De Lucht" 48 3
"Dan Voel Je Me Beter (Ai Se Eu Te Pego)" 2012 45 122
"De Nacht Voorbij" 2013 27 1 122
"Ik Proost Met Jou" 2014 59 26
"Rio" 45 1 139
"Iedereen Doet 'T" 2015 127
"Lieveling" 2016 60 [a]
"Liefje"
"Als De Liefde Niet Bestond"
"Vol Gas" 2017 [b]
"The Border" 2018 [c]
"Lekker"
"Vakantie"
"Christmas On The Dancefloor" 43
  1. ^ "Lieveling" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under
  2. ^ "Vol Gas" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under
  3. ^ "The Border" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under

FeaturingEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions
NL 40
[5]
NL 100
[6]
BEL (FL) GER
"Reach Out And Touch"
(Henny Huisman En Soundmixers Voor Zonnebloem)
1985 27 29
"Everybody Needs A Little Rain"
(Gerard Joling & Randy Crawford)
1986 49 44
"S.O.S. Mozambique"
(Dutch Artists Sing For Mozambique)
1987 16 18
"Can't Take My Eyes Of You"
(Gerard Joling & Tatjana Simic)
1992 5 6 26
"Heel Even"
(Gerard Joling & Shirley Zwerus)
1996 49 40
"At Your Service"
(Gerard Joling & Jan Rietman)
2002 23 15
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
(The Cooldown Cafe ft. Gerard Joling)
2003 29 23
"Live In De Arena"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2004 5 3
"Over De Top!"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2005 22 6
"Topper's Party!"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
45 32
"Als Je Alles Hebt Gehad"
(Joling & Gordon)
34
"Wir Sind Die Hollander"
(Toppers Voor Oranje: Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2006 18 7
"Live In The Arena"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2004 45 3
"Blijf Bij Mij"
(Andre Hazes & Gerard Joling)
2007 1 1 64
"Can You Feel It?"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon ft. John Marks)
8 10
"Het Geheim/Ik Kan Niet Wachten"
(Diego & Gerard Joling)
2008 35 4
"Laat Me Alleen"
(Gerard Joling & Rita Hovink)
19 1
"Morgen Wordt Alles Anders"
(Bonnie & Gerard)
2010 2
"Echte Vrienden"
(Jan Smit & Gerard Joling)
2012 10 1
"1001 Nacht"
(Jeroen, Gerard & Rene)
2013 49 13
"Mijn Liefde"
(Gerard Joling & Jandino)
29 1
"Een Vriend"
(Gerard Joling & Toon Hermans)
2014 33
"Mijn Allergrootste Held"
(Gerard Joling & Toon Hermans)
"Kijk Goed Uit"
(Missie Max Stars)
"Niemand Mag Alleen Zijn"
(Gordon & Gerard Joling)
2016
"Een Heel Gelukkig Kerstfest"
(Jeroen, Gerard & Rene)
[a]
"Laat Me Leven"
(Gerard Joling & Tino Martin)
2017
"De Dochter Van De Groenteboer"
(Gebroeders Ko ft. Gerard Joling)
2018 61 129
"Total Loss"
(Snollebolleke ft. Gerard Joling)
2019 55 121
  1. ^ "Een Heel Gelukkig Kerstfeest" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gerard Joling in vernieuwde Wie Ben Ik?". Radio.NL (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ Gerard Joling and Gordon back in De Topper. Dutchnews.nl
  3. ^ "Gerard Joling en Gordon coaches bij The Voice Senior". Telegraaf.nl (in Dutch). 8 June 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Gerard Joling het nieuwe jurylid van The Masked Singer". RTL Boulevard (in Dutch). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Maan | Top 40-artiesten". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Discografie Maan – dutchcharts.nl". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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