Gerard Joling

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Gerard Joling
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Gerard Joling in 2015
Background information
Birth nameGerard Jan Joling
Also known asGeer
Born (1960-04-29) 29 April 1960 (age 61)
Origin Schagen, Netherlands
Occupation(s)Singer, television presenter
Years active1985–present
Labels NRGY Music

Gerard Jan Joling (born 29 April 1960 in Schagen) 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[ citation needed ] 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 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 temporarily left the group after a conflict with Gordon. [2] 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 were to rejoin the group, turning the trio into a foursome once more. [3]

Joling can also regularly be seen as a member of juries on a myriad of Dutch television programs. In 2018 he was seen in The Voice Senior [4] and in 2019 in the Dutch version of the program The Masked Singer . [5]




1985Love Is in Your Eyes1
1986Sea Of Love5
1987Heart To Heart32
1989No More Boleros1
1991Memory Lane22
1992Eye To Eye34
1994Eternal Love33
1995Heel Even Anders33
2007Maak Me Gek121
2011Gewoon Gerard4
2013Ik Ook Van Jou1161
2014Christmas, The Birth Of Love11

Solo: Compilation

1995The Collection: 1985–199538
2010Goud: 25 Jaar Gerard Joling2


1989Kinderen Zingen Voor Dieren
(ft. Julian Hartman)
2005Toppers in Concert
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2006Toppers in Concert 2006
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2007Toppers in Concert 2007
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2008Toppers in Concert 2008
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
2010Toppers in Concert 2010
(Gerard, Rene, Gordon & Jeroen)
2011Toppers in Concert 2011
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2012Toppers in Concert 2012
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2013Toppers in Concert 2013
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2014Toppers in Concert 2014
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2015Toppers in Concert 2015: Crazy Summer
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2016Toppers in Concert 2016: Royal Night Of Disco
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2017Toppers in Concert 2017: Wild West, Thuis Best
(Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2018Toppers in Concert 2018: Pretty in Pink (The Circus Edition)
(Rene, Gerard, Jeroen & Jan)

Collaboration: Compilation

2011Toppers in Concert 2005–2010: Mega Party Mix, Volume 1 (Greatest Hits in the Mix)
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)
2011Toppers in Concert 2005–2010: Mega Party Mix, Volume 1 (Greatest Hits in the Mix)
(Gordon, Rene, Gerard & Jeroen)


List of singles, with selected Top 1000 chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positions
NL 40 NL 100 BEL (FL) GER
"Love Is in Your Eyes"1985422
"Ticket to the Tropics"113
"Spanish Heart"2822
"Midnight To Midnight"19873228
"In This World"4758
"Chain Of Love"4866
"Read My Lips"353339
"No More Bolero's"19891115
"Stay in My Life"232118
(ft. Julian Hartman)
"The Drums Are Everywhere"19915150
"Tu Solo Tu"161239
"Doo-Whop Days"464838
"A Prayer (Christmas in the Fifties)"
(ft. The Jordanaires)
"Come Back My Love"19924448
"Fandango (In The Name Of Love)"4950
"Liefde Op Het Eerste Gezicht"19942517
"Together Again"3829
"Everlasting Love"4439
"Zing Met Me Mee"19952225
"Wat Ging Er Mis Tussen Ons"19964346
"Without Your Love"19975674
"Broadway Nights"92
"Cry Baby"19985382
"Als Ik Met Je Vrij"199953
"Numero Uno"200028
"Op Zoek Naar De Waarheid"200246
"Don't Leave Me This Way"200445
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"20059
"Maak Me Gek"20072117
"Maar Vanavond"115
"24 Uur Verliefd"2008124
"Het Is Nog Niet Voorbij"104
"Ik Hou D'r Zo Van"71
"Engel Van Mijn Hart"2009311
"Ik Leef Mijn Droom"2010201
"Alweer Een Goal"6
"Hou Je Morgen Nog Steeds Van Mij"2011473
"Er Hangt Liefde in De Lucht"483
"Dan Voel Je Me Beter (Ai Se Eu Te Pego)"201245122
"De Nacht Voorbij"2013271122
"Ik Proost Met Jou"20145926
"Iedereen Doet 'T"2015127
"Lieveling"201660 [lower-alpha 1]
"Als De Liefde Niet Bestond"
"Vol Gas"2017 [lower-alpha 2]
"The Border"2018 [lower-alpha 3]
"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


TitleYearPeak chart positions
NL 40
NL 100
"Reach Out And Touch"
(Henny Huisman En Soundmixers Voor Zonnebloem)
"Everybody Needs A Little Rain"
(Gerard Joling & Randy Crawford)
"S.O.S. Mozambique"
(Dutch Artists Sing For Mozambique)
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
(Gerard Joling & Tatjana Simic)
"Heel Even"
(Gerard Joling & Shirley Zwerus)
"At Your Service"
(Gerard Joling & Jan Rietman)
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
(The Cooldown Cafe ft. Gerard Joling)
"Live in De Arena"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
"Over De Top!"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
"Topper's Party!"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
"Als Je Alles Hebt Gehad"
(Joling & Gordon)
"Wir Sind Die Hollander"
(Toppers Voor Oranje: Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
"Live in the Arena"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon)
"Blijf Bij Mij"
(Andre Hazes & Gerard Joling)
"Can You Feel It?"
(Gerard, Rene & Gordon ft. John Marks)
"Het Geheim/Ik Kan Niet Wachten"
(Diego & Gerard Joling)
"Laat Me Alleen"
(Gerard Joling & Rita Hovink)
"Morgen Wordt Alles Anders"
(Bonnie & Gerard)
"Echte Vrienden"
(Jan Smit & Gerard Joling)
"1001 Nacht"
(Jeroen, Gerard & Rene)
"Mijn Liefde"
(Gerard Joling & Jandino)
"Een Vriend"
(Gerard Joling & Toon Hermans)
"Mijn Allergrootste Held"
(Gerard Joling & Toon Hermans)
"Kijk Goed Uit"
(Missie Max Stars)
"Niemand Mag Alleen Zijn"
(Gordon & Gerard Joling)
"Een Heel Gelukkig Kerstfest"
(Jeroen, Gerard & Rene)
[lower-alpha 1]
"Laat Me Leven"
(Gerard Joling & Tino Martin)
"De Dochter Van De Groenteboer"
(Gebroeders Ko ft. Gerard Joling)
"Total Loss"
(Snollebolleke ft. Gerard Joling)
  1. "Een Heel Gelukkig Kerstfeest" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under

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  2. [ bare URL ]
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Rechtop in de wind"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Justine Pelmelay
with "Blijf zoals je bent"